This useful guide will be crucial reading for postgraduate students preparing to write theses and dissertations, as well as undergraduate students undertaking longer academic papers for the first time.
Author: Mikael Sundström
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Academic writing
If you thought a book about thesis writing would make for wearisome reading, think again! In seven entertaining and enlightening chapters, Mikael Sundström sheds light on the trials and tribulations of academic writing, offering guidance on how to become a doyen of academic disaster - and, more importantly, how to avoid that fate. Prepare to consider your academic writing in a whole new way. Guiding readers through the many stages of thesis writing, this dynamic book provides a comprehensive and rigorous methodology that encompasses the crucial aspects of the dreaded dissertation. It follows the writing process, from drafting the research question and composing the first line, to constructing an impressive argument and finishing a thesis with finesse. Featuring concrete tips on academic penmanship and regular 'How Not to Fail' boxes, Sundström identifies the potential pitfalls that lead to dissertation disaster - and expertly lays out a path to success. This useful guide will be crucial reading for postgraduate students preparing to write theses and dissertations, as well as undergraduate students undertaking longer academic papers for the first time. It will also be a convenient reference guide for course leaders in need of a bank of ideas to assist their students.
At that point I regularly supervised and examined theses at the undergraduate level. My eyes tended to seek the office ceiling as I silently prayed to St ...
Author: Mikael Sundström
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Social Science
If you thought a book about thesis writing would make for wearisome reading, think again! In seven entertaining and enlightening chapters, Mikael Sundström sheds light on the trials and tribulations of academic writing, offering guidance on how to become a doyen of academic disaster – and, more importantly, how to avoid that fate.
With this book, you will learn everything from the ground-level basics to the more detailed breakdown of the research process.
Author: J. S. Graustein
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
According to the Council of Graduate Schools, only 57 percent of students who start their Ph.D.s complete them within ten years, and many times itâe(tm)s the thesis or dissertation that is holding them back. In this book, you will gain insight regarding the entire research process, from organizing your literature and materials most effectively to analyzing and evaluating the big picture for defense. You will learn how to locate and recognize a topic that is appropriate for your thesis or dissertation, and you will discover how to expand on the subject matter to ensure itâe(tm)s unique and distinct from any other research out there. This book will ensure that your argument is strong, sound, and persuasive throughout your entire thesis or dissertation, from the introductory chapter through the summarizing conclusive statements, and you will learn how to do so without plagiarizing or cutting corners. You will master how to write ethically, objectively, and properly according to your academic subjectâe(tm)s standards. With this book as your guide, you will even find out how your research can take you from a proposal to a published writing career. With this book, you will learn everything from the ground-level basics to the more detailed breakdown of the research process. You will gain a strong understanding of the difference between a thesis and dissertation, and you will grasp the components expected of your work âe" regardless of the subject matter of your research. This book will walk you through the entire process step-by-step, teaching you how to structure a planning and writing schedule that will keep the process manageable and not overwhelming. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
In this book you will learn the following: A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation How to make it impossible not to write everyday How to write even if all your research isn’t finished How to get the most ...
Author: Scott Rank
Publisher: Scholarpreneur Press
It is possible to finish your thesis in 6 months, even if you don’t know what to write or haven’t finished your research. In this short ebook, Scott Rank distills the principles that helped him go from crippling writer’s block to writing 500-1000 words a day. In this book you will learn the following: A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation How to make it impossible not to write everyday How to write even if all your research isn’t finished How to get the most out of your advisor meetings How to get your friends actively help you finish, even if they aren’t academics.
21 The Thesis or Dissertation Committee I. THE DISSERTATION PROCESS Never overlook ... Do not be afraid , even as an undergraduate paper writer , to ask for ...
Author: G. David Garson
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools. Supplies end-of-chapter checklists, extensive examples, and biobliographies."
Some theses were the result of several years work, and early chapters may not have reflected the research. The findings might have suggested different ...
Author: Lorrie Blair
The Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Blair’s practical book gives graduate students the tools they need to successfully plan, write, and defend their thesis or dissertation. Each chapter addresses a rite of passage common to most graduate programs: selecting a methodology, conducting a literature search, carrying out research, analyzing data, and preparing for a thesis defense. Combining years of supervisory experience with up-to-date research, Blair addresses issues important to graduate students that are often left out of these guides, including how to navigate the ethics review process and avoid problems related to academic integrity, such as plagiarism, how to select and prepare for a productive meeting with a supervisor, and how to establish an academic track record by presenting research at conferences and publishing in academic journals. Writing a Graduate Thesis or Dissertation offers much more than its title suggests. It is a thorough and succinct guide to succeeding in graduate school, appropriate for thesis and research methods courses, and a must-read for graduate students across the disciplines. “Like a series of productive meetings with a trusted advisor, each chapter of this text provides practical information and sound insight, thoughtfully organized and generously shared.” – Christine Marmé Thompson, Professor of Art Education, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University “This will become a ‘must-have’ volume for every graduate student’s book shelf, with advice for every step of the thesis journey.” – Anne Lavack, Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University “More than simply comprehensive, this work includes information and considerations that are rarely addressed in other guides, including information related to selecting supervisors and alternative forms of research methodologies and format styles.” – Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Assistant Professor, Art and Design, Missouri State University Lorrie Blair is a Professor of Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. With over 25 years post-secondary teaching experience, she has held positions at universities in the United States and Canada. She is active as a supervisor of MA and Ph.D. thesis students and was a recent recipient of the Faculty of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award.
Writing a dissertation is not like running a race. All that matters is the quality of the work. Four or five years from now, no one will remember who ...
Author: Randy L. Joyner
Publisher: Corwin Press
The classic step-by-step guide to thesis and dissertation success, fully updated for 2018. From research to defense, a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation is a major undertaking. Since 1998, this book has been the go-to resource for scholars seeking guidance at every phase of the process. This revised and updated fourth edition is the most comprehensive guide yet to researching, writing, and publishing a successful thesis or dissertation. It includes: Insights on leveraging new technologies to maximize work efficiency. Current case studies demonstrating the book’s teachings. Tested principles of effective planning, an engaging writing style, defense preparation, and more.
Her interest was in the ways in which second-language writers might be influenced (or not) by their experience of having written a thesis in their first ...
Author: Brian Paltridge
The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.
This book is based on 15 years of helping students from many nationalities. The author, Professor Kevin Morrell has worked at 5 Universities, supervising hundreds of people at Undergraduate, Masters (MSc, MBA, MA, MPhil) and PhD level.
Author: Kevin Morrell
It's hard doing a Dissertation or Thesis (some countries call it a Dissertation, some call it a Thesis). It can be stressful, even painful. If you are anxious about doing one and want to avoid stress and pain, this book will help and support you.It is a practical, "how to" manual packed with advice on how to succeed. This will help you do what you need to alongside your other pressures and commitments - like applying for jobs or working whilst having a social life.The main goal is to help people like you to work more effectively. If you need to write a Dissertation or Thesis for an Undergraduate (UG), Masters (M-Level) or even PhD degree this will help you improve your work and help you save time. This book is based on 15 years of helping students from many nationalities. I've worked at 5 Universities, supervising hundreds of people at UG, M-Level (MSc, MBA, MA, MPhil) and PhD level.Through talks at conferences, the National Press and other media, I've helped thousands more. My experience has been in business and management but you can apply the same principles in other subject areas like the social sciences, communication studies, history, sociology, geography and so on.Using this BookYou don't have to read the whole book. You can read this cover to cover or look at sections. It's packed with as many tips and hacks as I can think of, and I asked other supervisors to help with it too. If there's anything you think doesn't apply to you, just skip it. Get what you can and use it.
... do actually understand the background to your Own work and that you have not just done what you were told by your supervisor. A thesis or dissertation, ...
Author: Elizabeth Fisher
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.
Do not capitalise it when referring to introductions in general. Similarly write Table 4, or Figure 5, but talk about figures and tables in general.
Author: Daniel Holtom
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Click here for an updated 2nd Edition. Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation! is a complete guide to good dissertation and thesis writing. It is written in an accessible style with cartoons and real-life anecdotes to liven up the text. It outlines the rules and conventions of scientific writing — particularly for dissertations and theses — and gives the reader practical advice about planning, writing, editing, presenting, and submitting a successful dissertation or thesis. Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation! can be used as either a guide from day one of the degree course or as a quick reference life-jacket when deadlines are looming.
Negative results – results that do not provide the findings for which you hoped - may be disappointing, but they should be treated with as much respect as ...
Author: Halyna M. Kornuta
Note to readers: Due to publishing limitations, some of the titles within the book do not accurately conform with APA format. For precise APA format, please see the APA manual (2010, pp. 62-63), or refer to Table 1.1, (p. 8) or Table D.1 (p. 107) in this book. A Concise Guide to Writing a Thesis or Dissertation provides clear, succinct, and intentional guidelines about organizing and writing a thesis or dissertation. Part I provides an overview for writing a thesis or dissertation. It describes the big picture of planning and formatting a research study, from identifying a topic to focusing on writing quality. Part II describes the framework and substance of a research study. It models the pattern generally found in a formal, five-chapter research study. Each chapter of a thesis or dissertation has a specific purpose, and this book focuses on each in an easy-to-follow structure. Chapter One reviews the headings and contents expected in the introduction of a study. Chapter Two provides advice for writing a literature review. Chapter Three discusses what to include when describing the methodology. These first three chapters form the proposal section of a study. Two additional chapters present results (Chapter Four) and provide discussion and conclusions (Chapter Five). Appendices offer resources for instructors and students, including a rubric for evaluating writing, exercises to strengthen skills in APA format, sample purpose statements, a research planning organizer, and a guide for scholarly writing. The book is designed overall to be a practical guide and resource for students for their thesis or dissertation process.
This book outlines some important practices to ease the greatest problem faced by thesis, dissertation & book writers.
Author: Ankur Singh
This book outlines some important practices to ease the greatest problem faced by thesis, dissertation & book writers. This book starts with identifying problems in writing and gradually builds a concept in organizing the writing process in such a manner that even a tedious job or lengthy writing projects become possible. It presents an easy approach to write theses, dissertations & books. Following the methods given in the book one will develop a keen interest in writing and will adopt its daily routine in a manner favoring the job of a writer.This book provides an effective method for students, scholars, teachers, and book writers to finish their writing projects (whatsoever) efficiently within the deadline.These techniques will make an author smart and fill anyone with great enthusiasm to continue to write further not just a thesis or dissertation or just a book, but several other books too. The techniques given in the book will make you more organized and will make writing a pleasurable experience.
"Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual.
Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Umberto Eco's wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis, published in English for the first time.
This book provides masters and doctoral students with an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the process of writing a thesis or dissertation.
Author: P. Paul Heppner
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
This book provides masters and doctoral students with an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the process of writing a thesis or dissertation. It breaks down this often foreboding and overwhelming goal into achievable steps, presenting models that prepare readers for each stage of the process. Within each step, the authors supply all the tools and detailed instructions necessary for the successful completion of a thesis or dissertation. Along the way, the book offers readers skills and techniques that can help them cope more effectively with the psychological or emotional blocks that often get in the way of accomplishing their goal.
Although a dissertation is not necessarily longer than a thesis , it tends to be a
more complex culminating experience . ... not confuse the purpose of this
guidebook , it must be explained that this brief text is not all one needs to write a thesis .