Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Henry Holt and Company, 15 ago 1998 - 208 páginas
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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion

Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.


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[3.75/5] The premise of this book is to present a way to find out your own personal working rhythm, program and style so that you can finish an academic document (thesis /dissertation). Although ... Leer reseña completa

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Ok so 15 minutes a day wont cut it but this little book was very helpful for a procrastinator like me. Useful tips you can put into practice so you can finally wrap up that PhD! Leer reseña completa


1 Beginning
2 Choosing an Advisor and a Committee
3 Getting Started Writing
4 From Zero to First Draft
Reviewing Your Process and Your Progress
6 Interruptions from Outside and Inside
7 You Your Readers and the Dissertation Support Group
The Second Draft and Beyond
9 The Best Dissertation Is a Done Dissertation
10 Life After the Dissertation
Appendix I
Appendix II
Some Useful Books and Articles
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Sobre el autor (1998)

Editor of the best-selling The Writers Home Companion, Joan Bolker, Ed.D., has taught writing at Harvard, Wellesley, Brandeis, and Bard colleges. She is currently a psychotherapist whose speciality is working with struggling writers. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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