But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does.
Author: Irene L. Clark
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting–sometimes terrifying– challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review. Coverage includes • Getting started: overcoming procrastination and writer’s block • Understanding the genre of the thesis or dissertation • Speaking the “language of the academy” • Writing compelling proposals • Developing and revising drafts • Constructing effective literature reviews • Working with tables, graphs, and other visual materials • Working with advisors and dissertation committees • Avoiding inadvertent plagiarism Experience based, theoretically grounded, jargon free, and practical, Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation will help you become a more effective writer–and a more meaningful contributor to the scholarly conversation. Preface xi Introduction: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation: An Overview of the Process xix Chapter 1: Getting Started 1 Chapter 2: So What? Discovering Possibilities 17 Chapter 3: The Proposal as an Argument: A Genre Approach to the Proposal 33 Chapter 4: Mapping Texts: The Reading/Writing Connection 63 Chapter 5: Writing and Revising 83 Chapter 6: Writing the Literature Review 103 Chapter 7: Using Visual Materials 125 Chapter 8: The Advisor and Thesis/Dissertation Committee 139 Chapter 9: Working with Grammar and Style 155 Chapter 10: Practical Considerations 175 Index: 193
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.
Since 1998, this book has been the go-to resource for scholars seeking guidance and best practices at every phase of the process.
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.
Written in a conversational style for both faculty and students, this how-to manual covers quantitative and qualitative research methods and provides comprehensive guidance for successfully completing a master's thesis or doctoral ...
Author: Fred C. Lunenburg
The advice and resources you need to complete your thesis or dissertation! Written in a conversational style for both faculty and students, this how-to manual covers quantitative and qualitative research methods and provides comprehensive guidance for successfully completing a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation. Drawing on 40 years of experience supervising dissertations, the authors provide examples from 100 completed projects to guide readers through: Choosing a topic and writing research hypotheses Selecting a chair or committee Ensuring a successful proposal and oral defense Adapting the finished product for publication Using the Internet and desktop publishing effectively
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.
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.
A guide to the thesis and dissertation process--how to get through it and how to get the most out of it.
Author: James E. Mauch
Category: Dissertations, Academic
A guide to the thesis and dissertation process--how to get through it and how to get the most out of it. This revised and updated edition (2nd, 1988) gives more attention to the use of up-to-date technology, makes new suggestions designed to help foreign students, and gives instructions on preparing the honors thesis. Extensive bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Augmented with a new bibliography and streamlined appendices, the Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation, Fifth Edition views the valuable addition of references to university research libraries and advanced information on websites ...
Author: James Mauch
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Augmented with a new bibliography and streamlined appendices, the Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation, Fifth Edition views the valuable addition of references to university research libraries and advanced information on websites, online searches, electronic literature, and other modern computer methods as crucial for the successful completion of any T/D. This popular text guide features new references and computer-oriented resources for every stage in the creation of honors and master's theses and dissertations and refers to current T/D statistics, federal regulations, ethical codes, and copyright issues and legalities involved in information gathering and study conduct.
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 ...
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.
Getting started; The research advisor; Developing the proposal; Preparation of the proposal; The thesis or dissertation committee; Approval of the study plan; Conduct of the study; Writing the manuscript; Defense of the thesis or ...
Author: James E. Mauch
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Getting started; The research advisor; Developing the proposal; Preparation of the proposal; The thesis or dissertation committee; Approval of the study plan; Conduct of the study; Writing the manuscript; Defense of the thesis or dissertation; The completed thesis or dissetation and future growth.
′Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation.
Author: Paul Oliver
'Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.' - Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester 'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.' - Dr Scott Buckler, University of Worcester Based on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished Masters or PhD thesis or dissertation. Fully up-to-date with current HEFCE/other EU requirements, the book sets out a template for you to follow, including planning and preparation, theoretical perspectives, publishing preliminary findings, and preparing for the viva. This edition contains: Examples of common mistakes and how you can avoid them Discussions of artefacts such as creative work Research-focused content A section on the relationship with your supervisor Information on online and digital work, so you are up to date with the latest developments in thesis writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research.
Author: John Bitchener
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Technology & Engineering
Once the research is over, the question of exactly how to write each chapter of a thesis or dissertation remains. This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, illustrating them with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics. Highly practical, and relevant across a wide range of disciplines, this step-by-step handbook: • provides guidelines on the type of content typically presented in each section of an empirical thesis, as well as key linguistic and presentation features • explores options for organizing and structuring this material to ensure it is rhetorically and persuasively effective • offers analysed examples with follow up commentary on how each of these aspects have been considered by one successful thesis writer • includes useful answers to FAQs, further reading suggestions and additional activities for students to apply what they have learned.
This short volume, written in accessible language, provides graduate students with the formula for writing a successful thesis by following a series of ...
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.
Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation: A handbook for students and faculty. New York: Marcel Dekker. On pages 13 through 23, Mauch and Park ...
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!
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Author: Abdulaziz Almehmadi Phd
Publisher: Independently Published
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Author: Ramona Tang
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.
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Your journal is a great place in which to do this. ... The successful thesis or dissertation writer becomes quite ruthless in her reading.
Author: Tom Spector
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design in both student and professional examples. This fully updated edition features more than 50 color images, a new chapter on online communication, and sections on critical reading, responding to requests for proposals, the design essay, storyboarding, and much more. It also includes resources for how to write history term papers, project descriptions, theses, proposals, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations, and emailed meeting agendas, so that you can navigate your career from school to professional practice.
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.
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Author: James E. Mauch
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent trends in thesis/dissertation (T/D) preparation and research, the Fourth Edition examines confidentiality and privacy in Internet communications and considers the accuracy and reliability of Internet-reported research ... furnishes a new discussion on qualitative research ... focuses attention on intellectual property issues ... supplies a new section on the appropriate use of animal subjects ... details the historical background of advanced degrees ... and much more.