Links to Professor Lindley's Handouts

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Reading

How to read books and articles: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/howtoread.html  What causes what?

Writing

How to write papers from me and from MIT's Professor Van Evera: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/writingtips.html (goes well with the next link on making an argument. Also, applying the "how to read..." handout to your own work should help you write and make arguments)

How to make a theoretically informed argument: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/howtomakeanargument.html

Diagnosis/list of common paper problems: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/paperproblems.html

An exemplar summary/roadmap introduction (thanks to Scott Sagan and IS). See how it's done: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/roadmapintro.html Here are two more from students:  http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/moresummaryintros.htm

Comment decoder (find out what awk, r/w, coll, etc mean): http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/commentdecoder.html

A copy of the checklist that I require be attached to papers written for my classes: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/checklist.html

Sample grading template for Lindley papers: Lindley Sample paper grading template.htm

Here are several links that explain how to formulate citations: http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu/chicago.html#details (scroll up for more useful info, such as the definition and substance of a bibliography, etc); http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocChicago.html ; http://lib.nd.edu/refdesk/subjects/writingstyleguides.html ; and Duke compilation/comparison of guides  (Note that there are many acceptable ways to do citations.  The unifying theme in all methods is that they present a consistent way to put down all the relevant information so that readers can find the sources).  IS and CWS journal style sheets.

ND Writing Center: more advice links and tutors ready to help:  Go Get Help!

Researching

How to Start and Conduct Research for Research Papers (aka: get thee to the library): http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/howtoresearch.html

Advice on the relationship of the head to the heart when doing policy analysis: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/headheart.html

Presenting and Participating

How to give oral presentations and Job Talks: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/preshints.html

Myths and fears about class participation: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/classparticipationmyths.html

Advice on How to Attend Academic Conferences: Advice on Attending Academic Conferences      Conference Fun

Professional Advice, including my letter of recommendation policy

  

How to write cover and application letters: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/covletadvice.html

Letter of recommendation policy: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/RecLettersPolicy.html

How to Succeed in Jobs and Internships: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/jobinternshipadvice.html

How to be a good graduate student (and get a job): http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/gradstudent.html

Teresa Lawson's excellent piece on how to write for International Security (applies to any worthy journal): TL IS writing guide.pdf

I also have a handout on how to teach and be a TA which I will email on request to those serving or about to serve.  Not this one on grading, though

International Relations Stuff

The Reading List for graduate students studying for the IR comprehensive exam: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/IRReadingListF04.htm

Guidance Statement for those taking the IR comprehensive exam: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/IRcompstatement.html

An overview of some of the core theories and concepts used in IR and AFP: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/models.html

An explanation of the prisoner's dilemma and other aspects of game theory to help understand cursory references to these concepts in the readings: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/gametheory.html

Copies of IR Field Seminar Syllabi from Celeste Wallander at Harvard, and Helen Milner at Columbia: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/fieldsemsyls.html Also, the Univ. of Chicago's IR reading list, via Charles Lipson: http://www.charleslipson.com/courses/IR-Reading-list.htm See more top IR syllabi here: http://www.polisci.ucla.edu/faculty/trachtenberg/guide/syllabi.html and USFP syllabi here: http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/sarantakes/stuff-coursematerial.html

War Prediction Table: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/handouts/warpredictiontable.html

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