Research writing includes research papers, literary critiques, analyses, reviews, and other similar academic writing. Learn more here.
Research should be properly cited in accordance with preferred departmental citation styles.
Page limit does not include reference material.
A supplementary statement, explaining the work, must accompany your submission in the Cover Letter (max. 500 words). This statement should explain the principles and methods that were incorporated in or influenced this work. It should also discuss the overall genesis of this work. Please ensure that this statement makes the work accessible to those not in your discipline. Learn more here.
Please include your supplementary statement, name, mason email address, declared major, and expected graduation date in the "Cover Letter" section of the submission form ONLY (not in the submitted document itself). DO NOT include name, contact information, or any other identifying information in the uploaded work. All contact information must go in the "Cover Letter" section of the submission form (see below).