Compiled with help by John Gabriel and James Virtel

How to Write a Philosophy Paper

Useful web tutorials on writing philosophy papers. 

Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper by Jim Pryor (2006)

Tips on Writing a Philosophy Paper by Douglas W. Portmore (2006)

Writing a Philosophy Paper by Peter Horban (1993)

Writing Philosophy by Peter Lipton (2007)

 

How to Study and Keep a Reading Notebook

Each person studies differently.  But there are some worthwhile strategies that most successful students use. 

How to Study by William J. Rapaport (Updated 2010)

Keeping a Reading Notebook by William J. Rapaport (Updated 2010)

 

How to Use Faculty Feedback

Recommendations on using faculty to your advantage when working on a paper or dissertation.

How to Improve Your Paper by Judicious Use of Faculty by Gualtiero Piccinini (2006)

How to Get Faculty Feedback on Your Work While in Graduate School by Gualtiero Piccinini (with comments by others) (2006)

 

How to Apply to Graduate School

Information on whether, how, and where to apply to graduate programs in philosophy.

Applying to Graduate Schools from the Philosophical Gourmet Report (2014)

Should I Become a Professional Philosopher? by Berit Brogaard (with comments by others) (2007)

A Ranking of Graduate Programs in Philosophy in the English-Speaking World, the Philosophical Gourmet Report

What You Can Learn by Visiting Departments from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2007)

PhD Admissions (Again): Information Sought on the Season Just Concluded from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2007)

Advice on “Personal Statements” for PhD Admissions from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2007)

Other Resources for Applying to Graduate School from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2007)

Advice for Graduates about Strengthening Their Applications to Grad Programs from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2008)

The Role of the GRE in Admissions from Leiter Reports (2011)

Know Yourself and What Doctoral Study Entails

The Philosophy Smoker

 

Philosophy Journals

Information on the best journals and their editorial practices.

Philosophy Journals:  Which Ones are Responsible, Which Ones Not?  from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2004)

Some Philosophy Journals that Publish in Philosophy of Mind by Gualtiero Piccinini (2006)

The Best Philosophy Journals by Berit Brogaard (2007)

Which Journals Publish “Discussion Notes”? from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2007)

Journals Survey by Brian Weatherson (2004)

Best “general” philosophy journals in English? from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2018)

 

Whether and How to Publish Your Work

Some tips on publishing your work in philosophy journals.

Publish or Perish? by Alex Morgan (with comments by others) (2007)

Graduate Student Publishing by Gualtiero Piccinini (with comments by others) (2006)

Publishing Advice for Graduate Students by Thom Brooks (2003)

How to Win Friends and Influence Philosophers by Carrie Jenkins (response to Hendricks’ Powerpoint) (2008)

Advice to Philosophy Graduate Students about Publishing from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2004)

A “Guide” for Graduate Students about Publishing from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2006)

Short Articles by Brian Weatherson (2007)

 

How to Get a Job in Philosophy

Advice for philosophy job seekers:  General information and observations on applying for philosophy jobs.

On the Philosophy Job Market, by Gualtiero Piccinini (with comments by others) (2006)

More on the Philosophy Job Market, by Gualtiero Piccinini (with comments by others) (2006)

New Comment on the Philosophy Job Market, Anonymous (with comments by others) (2006)

Can a Candidate with a non-English Ph.D. from a Job in the U.S.? by Gualtiero Piccinini (2006)

Evaluating Teaching Credentials by Michael Cholbi (2007)

How Do Departments Decide Whom to Interview at the APA? from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2007)

Thinking About Graduate School in Philosophy? from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2008)

Job Seekers Advice by Brian Weatherson (2005)

Philosophy Publications and Hiring Practices from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2004)

Hiring Practices at Less “Elite” Universities from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2005)

Reasons for Non-Selection of Job Candidates by Berit Brogaard (2007)

Information about the UK Job Market by Robert Williams (2007)

How to Best Prepare for Job Interviews at Schools with a Primary Emphasis on Teaching from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2008)

Writing Samples in Job Applications: How Long? from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2008)

Alternative Options and "Back-Up Plans" for Philosophy PhD Students Facing a Very Bad Job Market from Leiter Reports (with comments by others) (2010)