Demystifying Dissertation Writing

Demystifying Dissertation Writing

is a practical, motivational, and humorous guide that presents a step-by-step process for completing a dissertation. Doctoral students, their advisers, faculty members facilitating writing seminars and members of writing groups will benefit from reading this book.

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Demystifying Dissertation Writing is geared toward doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences and for faculty members advising dissertations or facilitating writing seminars. Demystifying Dissertation Writing can be used as a guide for an informal writing group or as a “text book” for a formal writing seminar.


Praise for Demystifying Dissertation Writing

...the definitive text on how to start, sustain, and finish a dissertation.

–Robert J. Nash, Professor and 2003 University Scholar in the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Vermont and author of Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative.

Written in a friendly, conversational style, this books makes explicit the too often implicit aspects of successfully researching and writing a dissertation.

–Barbara E. Lovitts, author of Making the Implicit Explicit: Creating Performance Expectations for the Dissertation and Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequences of Departure from Doctoral Study.

I highly recommend this book to all directors of doctoral programs.

–Susan Hasazi, Stafford Distinguished Professor of Education Leadership and Special Education and Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Vermont

Whether you’re inching towards a dissertation topic, choosing an adviser or already coping with the last stage of doctoral work, this book will be a life-saver.

–JoAnn Moody, Faculty Development and Diversity Specialist (www.diversityoncampus.com) and author of Faculty Diversity: Problems and Solutions.

As someone who directs programs to help graduate students become effective teachers on top of productive researchers, I am delighted to be able to bring Single’s book and system to these students’ attention—and to recommend it as well to faculty directing dissertations.

–Michele Marincovich, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University, and past Executive Director of the POD Network

Its warm, yet substantive style, with plenty of pithy quotes and lots of specific examples gleaned from years of working with doctoral students makes the reading enjoyable and very practical.

–Richard M. Reis, Editor of Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter and author of Tomorrow’s Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering

I highly recommend this book—it is packed with helpful tips and effective strategies designed to help doctoral students succeed.

–Kimberly Huisman, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maine at Orono

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