Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis offers a clear account of the how, what, why and who of working together so that you can produce, finish and submit a successful thesis.
Author: Kay Guccione
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis offers a clear account of the how, what, why and who of working together so that you can produce, finish and submit a successful thesis. Guccione is a Thesis Coach and Thesis Mentoring Programme Designer and is currently researching the barriers to thesis completion; Wellington has supervised and examined numerous dissertations at MA and doctoral level. They draw on these experiences throughout in providing you with expert guidance for your thesis, informed by real student testimonies and with 'Points to Ponder' and a wealth of online resources to support you along the way. Guccione and Wellington show that planning, writing and support for thesis writers is a collaborative venture but also one which you can take ownership of and manage. They show that there are ways to become more connected to what and who you need, and explore the collegial and peer-support structures that are there to be utilised. They situate the student within an educational context viewing them not as the lone researcher able or not able, skilled or unskilled, but as the navigator of the writing process. The authors draw on their experience to provide ways of thinking, and tools for empowering students to feel more in control of the practices of writing about research.
Guccione is a Thesis Coach and Thesis Mentoring Programme Designer and is currently researching the barriers to thesis completion; Wellington has supervised and examined numerous dissertations at MA and doctoral level.
Author: Kay Guccione
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Category: Dissertations, Academic
This title offers a clear account of the how, what, why and who of working together to produce, finish and submit a successful thesis. Guccione is a Thesis Coach and Thesis Mentoring Programme Designer and is currently researching the barriers to thesis completion; Wellington has supervised and examined numerous dissertations at MA and doctoral level. They draw on these experiences throughout. They show that planning, writing, and support for thesis writers is a collaborative venture but also one which students can take ownership of and manage.
Written for students of MBA programmes the world over, this guide to writing your thesis covers getting started and planning a schedule, research, the role of the supervisor, writing style, structure, referencing, layout, your defence, ...
Author: Stephanie Jones
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Category: Business & Economics
Leadership, change, responsibility. There is a reason these topics always seem to occur in unison - because they are inextricably linked to one another, both in theory and in practice.Strong, effective leadership is becoming increasingly important because of the challenges that arise in all aspects of work and life - these challenges are often characterized by change or the need for change, which in turn creates a sense of responsibility.This thoroughly researched volume brings together the collected wisdom of a number of experts to present readers with the most recent research and cutting-edge insights into this increasingly important area.
A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield ... education system 29 Taking control of writing your thesis: A guide to get.
Author: Brian Paltridge
Fully updated and packed with new material, the second edition of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is the ideal guide for non-native speaker students and their supervisors working on writing a thesis or dissertation in English. Considering the purposes of thesis and dissertation of writing alongside writer/reader relationships, this book uses accessible language and practical examples to discuss issues that are crucial to successful thesis and dissertation writing. This edition offers: Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations Advice on the structure and organisation of key sections Suggestions for online resources which support writing Extracts from completed theses and dissertations Guidance on understanding examiner expectations Advice on publishing from a PhD Suitable for students from all disciplines, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is essential reading for non-native speaker students looking to complete a thesis or dissertation in English.
I understand the standards to which dissertations and theses are assessed. ... “This book describes a model for taking control of the academic writing ...
Author: E. Alana James
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
A doctoral dissertation is arguably the most important journey that students will embark upon in their professional careers, so smart travelers will want E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater’s Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster: A Proven Map to Success at their fingertips. James and Slater identify the key places and challenges that create extra stress during the dissertation process, and offer effective strategies and tools to address those challenges and ensure academic success. Their map walks readers through each step of the process, including: • determining the research topic, • choosing appropriate methods, • turning a hypothesis into a study, • completing a literature review, • writing and defending a proposal, • collecting and analyzing data, • writing up the study, and • ultimately defending the dissertation. Building on years of experience with doctoral students, the authors provide a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool that encourages student reflection; includes student stories, hints, and writing tips; and provides end-of-chapter checklists and ideas for incorporating social media. With the proven techniques and guidance of this indispensable and applied book, doctoral students will finish their thesis or dissertation—faster!
... length of time it takes to write a dissertation, and things happen. Some of them can be awful things over which you have absolutely no control.
Author: Joan Bolker
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Study Aids
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.
... Taking Control of Writing Your Thesis, Kay Guccione and Jerry Wellington Successful Dissertations The Complete Guide for Education, Childhood and Early.
Author: Caron Carter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Whether looking for guidance on the whole process, needing help with conducting a literature review or interpreting your quantitative and qualitative data, this accessible and empowering guide will take you through the dissertation process and provide all the information you need to make the most of your research project. This edition includes: - new discussions on critical analysis and the use of internet and social media research data - an expanded chapter on quantitative method and a new section on mixed methods research - case studies from a broader range of education and early childhood settings, both formal and informal - an extended range of types of data analysis discussed - updated references and recommended reading suggestions throughout, reflecting changes in legislation - a glossary of key terms - new end-of-chapter reflective tasks - a new companion website providing all checklists and templates in the book as downloadable resources as well as new mind mapping templates, a supervisor record form, sample ethics form, sample letters to research settings, a pre-submission final checklist, research proposal examples and guidance on setting out tables, figures, appendices and managing your endnotes and reference list Successful Dissertations is the essential guide for all undergraduate researchers starting a dissertation project in an Education department.
Its purpose is to help thesis writers to take control of their writing: • Set yourself binge and snack writing sessions (see next section).
Author: Rowena Murray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Moving beyond the basics of thesis writing, the book introduces practical writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and binge writing. Issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writerʼs block, writing a literature review and making notes into a draft are also covered. Useful summaries and checklists help students to stay on track or regain their way. Learn how to: Develop good writing habits Overcome writer’s block Understand the assessment process Get the most from your Supervisor New to this edition: New visual map of your thesis to track your progress through the writing process Advice on using social media productively and avoiding potential distractions during your writing More support on writing in a second language Using writing retreats and micro-groups to benefit from writing alongside others New material on how to finesse your thesis by "back-revising" at the final stages Advice on writing schedules for part-time students New chapter summaries to aid reflection and give pointers for next steps
W r i ting • Set the title, write an outline with thesis statement, paragraphs in order of importance to theme, and conclusion. • Write the whole paper, ...
Author: Paula Moraine
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty. The approach is clearly explained, and the book contains many useful examples, practical tips and strategies, suggested conversation starters, sample time management plans and other tools that can be adapted to meet the particular needs of individual students. Original and effective, the approach outlined in this book will be of interest to teachers and other professionals involved in supporting executive function in students of all ages, as well as parents and carers.
Author: Ann Marie Radaskiewicz McNeelyPublish On: 2013-01-04
For example, read the following thesis statement: To take control of your spending and improve your financial health, follow three steps to create a budget ...
Author: Ann Marie Radaskiewicz McNeely
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
11 ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE WRITING is organized around the eleven characteristics of quality writing. The integration of the writing process and extensive exercises provides students with the foundation they need to be successful writers in their academic, personal, and professional lives. Clear, succinct explanations and a variety of visuals and examples help students easily remember the eleven essential qualities of writing as they learn to apply them to their own writing. Each chapter features a checklist so students can evaluate their writing for successful use of one of the eleven qualities and suggested activities designed to specifically highlight academic, professional, and personal applications. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Students are increasingly using the World Wide Web for reference materials, ... to a range of thorough quality control measures prior to publication.
Author: Paul Oliver
This new edition is designed to help graduate and research students with the process, preparation, writing, and examination of their theses. Many students are able to design their program of research and to collect the data, but they can find it more difficult to transform their data into a thesis.
Taking control of your thesis: A guide to get you to the end. London: Bloomsbury. Kamler, B., & Thomson, P. (2014). Helping doctoral students write; ...
Author: Kay Guccione
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Learning through dialogue brings a powerful opportunity to navigate professional demands and meet the challenges of a turbulent world. Written for all who mentor or coach in universities, this book addresses a critical question: how can mentoring and coaching be an effective and accessible way to support researcher and academic development?
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Author: William A. Johnson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
In this new edition of The Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual, students learn the skills necessary to become good writers. Topics covered in the book include: Writing competently Formatting Citations Conducting research Position papers Article critiques Book reviews Annotated bibliographies Case studies Policy analysis papers
That organization is driven by sources, with the bulk of the paper dealing with ... If you follow these guidelines, you will take control of your material ...
Author: Ann Raimes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Strengths of KEYS FOR WRITERS include concise but complete explanations, ease of use (with ten color-coded tabs that clearly signal the book's content), strong ESL coverage, and outstanding student writing samples. New co-author Susan Miller-Cochran brings to this edition a framework for critical thinking that offers students a method for understanding and approaching rhetorical situations. Additionally, new exercises at the end of most parts let students check their understanding. In the documentation sections, Source Shots provide visual examples of how to document sources from print to Internet sources and from encyclopedia articles to MP3 selections. A new focus on writing in the disciplines helps students carry the framework for critical thinking into a variety of academic contexts, while new guidelines for thinking critically about sources helps students apply the framework to source evaluation. A new design provides stronger visual presentation of concepts to help students learn to think critically about their writing and use of sources. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
He is enthusiastic for what lies ahead and is ready to take control of his ... I tell people I am writing my thesis, and except for the writing part, I am.
Author: Leanne Petrin
Susan is a Mennonite woman who wants her granddaughter to record the story of her life; her childhood in a rural Mennonite community, the effect of war on her pacifist culture, her immigration to the jungles of Paraguay to protect the Mennonite religion and traditions, her life back in Canada and what it all means to her now. When asked to write her grandmother’s memoir, Leanne wondered if she should do it. After experiencing a painful period of unemployment and failing health, she was at a crossroads: be practical and get paid or follow her heart and get happy? Is it possible that life gives us what we need?