Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation: Professors Share Their Techniques & Strategies

1st Edition

Fred Pyrczak

Routledge
Published January 1, 2000
Textbook - 105 Pages
ISBN 9781884585210 - CAT# Y316153

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Summary

• Seventy professors share their tips, techniques, and strategies for overcoming roadblocks to the completion of a thesis or dissertation.

• Many of the professors share their personal experiences in completing their dissertations. With hindsight, they offer advice based on these experiences. The personal nature of these essays makes fascinating reading.

• The professors’ contributions cover a wide range of topics including

· selecting a topic,

· selecting a chair and a committee,

· working with the chair and committee,

· selecting literature to review,

· writing a literature review,

· time management,

· overcoming writer’s block,

· overcoming anxiety,

· putting the thesis/dissertation into proper perspective,

· establishing support groups,

· understanding the role of the dissertation in professional development,

· and many others!

• This “in-their-own-words” book allows students to select the advice that is best suited to their situations and work styles.

• Running sidebars throughout the book help students locate information on the matters with which they need help.

• Ideal for independent reading by your students or use each of the contributions as a discussion topic in a thesis/dissertation preparation course.

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