This kind of book helps to fill a gap that exists on many graduate courses at Masters and PhD levels; learning about how to write, the writing process and how to manage this. Let us know in the comments! Do you have other suggestions for good books for PhD students to buy, or own a book you like so much that you want to review it for us?
This book provides practical advice. This book offered me some new tools and approaches that I could apply immediately, particularly the focus statement, a short summary of what your research topic is about in plain English, and a one page outline of your dissertation although other books cover this as well.
As the author uses generic techniques, the book also provides a good starting point for Masters students. At just over pages, this is a book to skim at first reading for an overview, and to come back to for advice on particular topics. This book provides a very useful practical introduction for postgraduate students.
The most immediately refreshing perspective is that the author recognizes that PhD students have other dimensions to their lives; that their research and their thesis are only one of several elements which they are juggling. The strength of the book lies in its focus on the writing process.
The book is written from a US perspective, and non-US readers will occasionally have to provide their own parallels with doctorate process they are following.
Her research interests lie in ethics, knowledge exchange, innovation and corporate social responsbility. It is aimed at postgraduate students in humanities and social sciences. Published by Stylus Publishing L.
She aims to support the reader in becoming a fluent writer. This is not a high flown theory book; it is practical, accessible and easy to read. And it mostly is and it offered me some fresh insights.
It offers approaches to and ways of exploring your topic, refining the scope and the boundaries of a research project, and offers hints for effective reading and note-taking.
She also covers choosing a topic and a supervisor, developing a detailed outline, different approaches to take to thesis thematic, data analytic and journal article.
She tells me she fits these around a full-time day job at a UK research council and is devoted to her Kindle. The writing processes and management techniques and approaches that Peg Boyle Single describes have wider application; they can be used for other kinds of writing projects.
Peg Boyle Single writes clearly and her suggestions are practical. The author is a graduate teacher and knows and understands her students and the challenges they face in writing a dissertation."A wonderful tool for assisting students through the rocky road of dissertation writing.
I would recommend this book to anyone who works with any graduate students who are considering continuing their studies and those who are already in a doctoral program."--NACADA Journal5/5(2).
“Demystifying Dissertation Writing” July 15, · by Thesis Whisperer Stylus publishing donated a copy to Dr Charlotte Frost and Dr Sarah Quinell, of PhD2Published, kindly organised for a research student to receive a copy and review it for the Thesis Whisperer.
"Demystifying Dissertation Writing by Peg Boyle Single is a wonderful tool for assisting students through the rocky road of dissertation writing/5(50). "Demystifying Dissertation Writing by Peg Boyle Single is a wonderful tool for assisting students through the rocky road of dissertation writing.
By using a thorough and relatable writing style, having advisors and students as an audience, addressing the human topics of dissertation writing, providing visual process markers and tools, and /5(50).
Demystifying Dissertation Writing breaks down the dissertation writing process into a step-by-step system that seeks to make this huge writing project manageable.
Single's advice on organization, structure, and finding support in writing partners/groups is invaluable.4/5. Sep 12, · Demystifying the Dissertation Proposal It's a common mistake for a proposal writer to fall into writing the actual dissertation in the process of laying it out.
That's not entirely a bad thing Author: Leonard Cassuto.Download