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Demystifying Dissertation Writing A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text

ISBN-10: 1579223133
ISBN-13: 9781579223137
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Peg Boyle Single is an academic writing coach who works with doctoral students and faculty members, and a consultant who offers workshops on writing and mentoring programs. She and has been conducting writing seminars and providing writing coaching for over 15 years. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she was Director of the Faculty Mentoring Program and a Research Associate Professor at the University of Vermont.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Foreword
The Single System for Academic Writing
Developing Habits of Fluent Writing
Using Demystifying Dissertation Writing as a Guide for Writing Groups and Seminars
Data on Ph.D. Completion Rates
The Single System and Prewriting
Keeping Perspective on Your Dissertation Project
Choosing a Topic and an Adviser
A Set of Constraints
Choosing a Dissertation Topic and an Adviser
Additional Constraints to Consider
Entering the Conversation: Subject Matter
Examples of Dissertation Topics
Entering the Conversation: Theories and Methods
Managing Your Adviser and Your Dissertation Committee Members
Group Exercises for Choosing a Topic and an Adviser
Interactive Reading and Note Taking
Scholarly Reading Is the Foundation of Your Dissertation
Reading is A Privilege
Collect Notes, Not Articles or Books
Interactive Reading in Practice
Using A Bibliographic Program to Record Interactive Notes
Rules For Recording Quotations
Plagiarism And Copyright Infringement
Group Exercises for Interactive Reading and Note Taking
Citeable Notes
Recording Citeable Notes and Building Your Literature Review
Group Exercises for Creating Citeable Notes and Identifying Categories
Focusing On Focus Statements
Useful Focus Statements Are Clear, Concise, And Compelling
Elements Of a Useful Focus Statement
Providing Useful Feedback
Group Exercises That Focus on Focus Statements
Transforming A Focus Statement into A One-Page Outline
The Role and Elements of The One-Page Outline
Formats For the Dissertation
Group Exercises That Transform Focus Statements into One-Page Outlines
Using The Table of Contents Feature as An Efficiency Tool
Long Outline with References
Multiple Purposes of The Long Outline
Transforming A One-Page Outline Into A Long Outline
Inserting Citeable Notes into Your Long Outline
Planning And Organizing Your Scholarship and Research
Getting A Format Check by Your Graduate College
A Group Exercise for Sharing and Reviewing Long Outlines with References
Developing A Regular Writing Routine
A Regular Writing Routine
The Importance of A Designated Writing Space
Developing A Writing Network
What A Regular Writing Routine Looks Like In Practice
Group Exercises for Establishing A Regular Writing Routine
Overcoming Writer's Block
Perfectionism
Procrastination
Impatience
Depression And Dysphoria
Group Exercises For Overcoming Writer's Block
The Role Of Revision
Revision At the Organizational Level
Revision At the Content Level
Group Exercises For Revision
Epilogue And Enjoying the Journey
Elements of Humanities Research
Elements of Social Science Research
Bibliography
Index

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