How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between qA.B.D.q and qPh.D.q -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider qnegativeq findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the qdissertation dumpsq -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much moreagainst the thesis task; (c) the undetermined but large number of a€œveterana€ ABDs; (d) families, spouses, lovers and ... the writer along all the major stations of the dissertation course: the initial deliberate decision to write the thesis; proposal; ... On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, 2nd ed. (New York: Harper and Row, 1980). 4. John Almack, Research and Thesis Writing: A Textbook in Principles and Techniques of Thesis Construction for the Use of Graduate Studentsanbsp;...

Title:How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation
Author:David Sternberg
Publisher:St. Martin's Griffin - 2014-11-04


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