Completing Your PhD


Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230356818
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any Ph.D. student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva.

How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences


Author: Ashton Barnett-Vanes,Rachel Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119189616
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences provides fresh insight into the PhD process and a concise framework to aid current and prospective students undertaking research in the medical and clinical sciences. Filled with useful hints, tips, and practical guidance, the book covers key topics relevant to a PhD researcher such as publishing and presenting, core principles and techniques in medical science, dealing with common pitfalls, and how to write up and move on. Featuring contributions from authors with experience across the PhD research career spectrum, How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences is an invaluable resource for those undertaking their doctoral studies.

Completing the Dissertation:


Author: Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D.
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 149693105X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 148
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Ph.D. Graduates Advice to students for Completing the Dissertation Be very organized and disciplined. Create a schedule much like a course syllabus outlining what you will be working on every week and approach the dissertation like it is a course. President of Clarion University, Dr. Karen M. Whitney Select a topic of great interest to you and others in the field. Focus all of your papers and research during the time that you are taking classes on that topic to the extent that you can. Select a chair who has an interest in your topic. Stay away from departmental or university politics. Find a buddy/partner who can help keep you on track with completion. Devote some time every week to research and writing. Seek help and expertise where you need it and focus laser-like on finishing. President Emeritus of Cuyahoga Community College, Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton Realize that no matter how hard you work, there is always going to be something imperfect about your dissertation. There is no perfect research study. When you realize that, it is easier to push forward and complete the project. Associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Mary Triana Do what your committee members tell you when it comes to choosing your dissertation topic and carrying out the study. If you say to your members that you want to study horses in Northeast Chicago and they tell you to study cats in Southwest Chicago, that's what you do. Associate Professor of Bentley University, Dr. Marcus Stewart Do something on the dissertation every day. Don't wait until you have a large block of time to work on the dissertation because you might never get that large block of time again, especially if you are teaching, raising a family or doing something else. President of University of Virginia, Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan

Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation/Master's Thesis in Two Semesters or Less


Author: Evelyn Hunt Ogden
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461648440
Category: Education
Page: 158
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A long-term bestseller, this book is a pragmatic step-by-step guide to completing you dissertation or thesis during two semesters, in fifty workdays or less. It covers advisor and topic selection, proposal development, data collection and organization, available assistance, writing, and defense. The author demystifies the process and provides you with essential guidance through the rites of passage that are an integral part of completing your degree.

Getting Your PhD

A Practical Insider's Guide
Author: Harriet Churchill,Teela Sanders
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184860758X
Category: Education
Page: 240
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`Getting your PhD will no doubt establish itself as a firm favourite' - ESCalate `Packed with practical advice on all aspects of the PhD process, new and continuing research students should find this book of great help' - Professor Malcolm Tight, Lancaster University, UK How to get your Ph.D is an original study guide aimed at prospective and current postgraduate students, covering the process of accessing, undertaking and completing doctoral research in the social sciences and the humanities. The content is unique in incorporating discussion of the less recognised personal, emotional and organisational demands of independent study. Drawing on a variety of student experiences, the authors apply a case study approach to examine the dilemmas and complexities of postgraduate study. The book is organised into four parts covering the research process; writing, publishing and networking; shifting identities and institutions and relationships of support. Each chapter includes an easy to use format including real-life accounts, tips and strategies for problem solving and guidance for additional resources. The guide includes accessible advice and guidance across a spectrum of methodological, personal, emotional, practical and institutional issues.

The PhD Writing Handbook


Author: Desmond Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113749770X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Writing is vitally important at every stage of the PhD research journey, and this text will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed at each step. It will show you how to develop a research topic and explore key concepts through writing, how to build a structured chapter framework, and how to write clearly, coherently and stylishly.

Succeeding with Your Doctorate


Author: N.A
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412901154
Category: Education
Page: 228
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This work offers guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The authors advise on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping to engage in critical reflection to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva.

Cracking a Ph.D.

Revelation of 5 Stages in Doctoral Journey
Author: Lindawati
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 981102152X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 197
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This book offers valuable insights into completing your Ph.D., and subsequently finding and excelling at a job. Further, it highlights other opportunities that a Ph.D. can offer, aside from the research and academic aspects. The book focuses on the five stages that Ph.D. candidates normally go through: joining a Ph.D. programme, starting a Ph.D. course, conducting research, writing their dissertation and finally, looking for the ideal job. Serving as an extensive “cheat sheet”, it explains the options and choices that need to be made to join and complete a Ph.D. programme; setting expectations; selecting a research topic; celebrating the completion of a Ph.D. programme, and most importantly, how one can continue to develop after its completion. With a bonus chapter in each stage that describe the perspectives and expectations from different people or organizations, this book shares vital lessons, showing readers how to apply them to a range of situations to create a successful Ph.D. ecosystem.

Mastering Your PhD

Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond
Author: Patricia Gosling,Lambertus D. Noordam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540333886
Category: Science
Page: 156
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This book helps guide PhD students through their graduate student days. Filled with practical advice on getting started, communicating with your supervisor, staying the course, and planning for the future, this book is a handy guide for graduate students who need that extra bit of help getting started and making it through. It concentrates on critical skills and tactics that are overlooked by many other how-to guides.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Invisible Rules for Success
Author: Rita S. Brause
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113571150X
Category: Education
Page: 180
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Increasing numbers of adults are enroling in doctoral programmes, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of the academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. This book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.

Your PhD Thesis

How to Plan, Draft, Revise and Edit Your Thesis
Author: Robert Brewer
Publisher: Studymates Limited
ISBN: 9781842850701
Category: Education
Page: 219
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Undertaking a PhD & completing the task can be daunting. Yet one is being asked for an incremental increase rather than a paradigm shift in knowledge. This text seeks to place research methods within the context of the research process as a whole from a consideration of the nature of the research to the final submission of the thesis.

Planning Your Dissertation


Author: Kate Williams
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137327952
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to: • find an idea and focus your research question • write a proposal • structure your literature review • choose your methodology • put the crucial finishing touches to your work

Publishing from Your PhD

Negotiating a Crowded Jungle
Author: Dr Nicola F Johnson
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409486524
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 198
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There is consistent pressure on all academics to publish, publish, publish. But not unless they have been awarded their PhD – considered by most to be the starting step of an academic career. So while the pressure is on to obtain the title, and then obtain a permanent position, and then publish journal articles, there is little support available to researchers in the nascent stage of their careers. Publishing from Your PhD precisely focuses on providing early career researchers with emotional and collegial support that is often not available in academe. It seeks to dispel nepotistic notions of superiority that places Professors and such on a pedestal. It specifically clarifies the difficulty in having written the PhD thesis and then rewriting it to suit the genre of journal articles. It does not deal with the 'how' of academic writing in general. This book endeavours to shed light on the path one must take to navigate the jungles of academia. This is an untrodden path which is unique to every researcher – especially those who employ abstract or critical theories in their research – and each journey through the jungle is different. However, because there is little literature about this embryonic journey, this book illuminates the processes and difficulties of publishing in journals and culling one's finely honed thesis into small chunks – a difficult task to which few admit.

Your PhD Coach

How to Get the PhD Experience You Want
Author: Gill Jeff Medd W,Jeff Gill,Will Medd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335247687
Category: Education
Page: 186
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This essential new self-coaching guide will help students to discover their full potential and bring vitality to their PhD experience and beyond by developing self-sufficiency, resourcefulness and resilience.

Demystifying Dissertation Writing

A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text
Author: Peg Boyle Single
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579226868
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: Establishing a consistent writing routine Working with a support group Consulting your advisor Understanding your committee’s expectations Setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. As Peg Boyle Single states, “my goal is quite simple and straightforward: for you to experience greater efficiency and enjoyment while writing. If you experience anxiety, blocking, impatience, perfectionism or procrastination when you write, then this system is for you. I want you to be able to complete your writing so that you can move on with the rest of your life.” Few scholars, let alone graduate students, have been taught habits of writing fluency and productivity. The writing skills imparted by this book will not only help the reader through the dissertation writing process, but will serve her or him in whatever career she or he embarks on, given the paramount importance of written communication, especially in the academy. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks – whether writing partners or groups – to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.

The Ph.D. Survival Guide


Author: Eric Dolin Ph D
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595350305
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Getting a Ph.D. is an intellectually exciting experience. It can also be very painful. Roughly 40,000 doctoral students graduate each year in the United States. Most of them bear the scars of what is too often a lonely and difficult rite of passage. They all could have benefited from seeing the lighter side of the doctoral process, and that is what The Ph.D. Survival Guide provides. Learn how to pick a school based on its location, plead for acceptance, identify subspecies of Homo doctoratus, avoid professorial deadwood, select courses that aren't lethal, qualify for a platinum copying card, raise jargon to an art form, interact with unsympathetic friends and family members, footnote one's way to nirvana, suck up to secretaries, survive the dissertation defense without crying, and reenter the real world. The Ph.D. Survival Guide blends humor with advice that will help doctoral students graduate more or less in one piece.

From Concept to Completion

A Dissertation-writing Guide for History Students
Author: N.A
Publisher: American Historical Assn.
ISBN: 0872291626
Category: Academic writing
Page: 73
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Six Months to Doctor

How to Complete a Dissertation in Six Months
Author: Dr. Judi Cineas
Publisher: Lakay Publishing
ISBN: 0982664907
Category: Education
Page: 125
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Every year, thousands of graduate students across the US reach a critical milestone in their academic careers when they earn ABD, or all but dissertation status. The problem is, far too many never move past that critical juncture. They lose interest or momentum, are intimidated by the dissertation research, writing and approval process, or they lack a sufficient network of professors, peers, family and friends to see them through to the Ph.D. Sharing her experience, Dr. Judi Cineas shows students how smooth the dissertation journey can be with a little help and preparation. To facilitate her transition from ABD to Ph.D., she made a plan; stuck with it; enlisted available help and finished her dissertation in a breathtakingly fast six months. In Six Months to Dr., she shows readers how they, too, can apply the same time- and energy-saving tactics she used, and move from ABD to PHinisheD.You haven't come all this way in your academic career just to stop short of the finish line. Dr. Judi's practical, clearly written plan can work for you just like it did for her, and get you to Dr.a lot sooner, and with a lot less anguish!

How Finish Your Dissertation in Six Months or Less, Even if You Don't Know What to Write


Author: Scott Rank
Publisher: Scholarpreneur Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 21
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It is possible to finish your thesis in 6 months, even if you don’t know what to write or haven’t finished your research. In this short ebook, Scott Rank distills the principles that helped him go from crippling writer’s block to writing 500-1000 words a day. In this book you will learn the following: A simple daily habit that will help you start writing your dissertation How to make it impossible not to write everyday How to write even if all your research isn’t finished How to get the most out of your advisor meetings How to get your friends actively help you finish, even if they aren’t academics.