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.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230802087
Category: Education
Page: 312
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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

How to Get a PhD

A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors
Author: Estelle M. Phillips,Phillips Estelle Pugh Derek Salman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242049
Category: Education
Page: 276
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This is a handbook and survival manual for PhD students providing a practical, realistic understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctrate.

How to Write a Thesis


Author: Umberto Eco,Caterina Mongiat Farina,Geoff Farina,Francesco Erspamer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262328763
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy's most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis -- from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to writing the final draft. Now in its twenty-third edition in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to Write a Thesis has become a classic. Remarkably, this is its first, long overdue publication in English. Eco's approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid "thesis neurosis" and he answers the important question "Must You Read Books?" He reminds students "You are not Proust" and "Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft." Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco's index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data.How to Write a Thesis belongs on the bookshelves of students, teachers, writers, and Eco fans everywhere. Already a classic, it would fit nicely between two other classics: Strunk and White and The Name of the Rose.ContentsThe Definition and Purpose of a ThesisChoosing the TopicConducting ResearchThe Work Plan and the Index CardsWriting the ThesisThe Final Draft

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation


Author: David Sternberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466884703
Category: Study Aids
Page: 240
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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

The Investment Writing Handbook

How to Craft Effective Communications to Investors
Author: Assaf Kedem
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119356733
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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The writing "bible" for financial professionals The Investment Writing Handbook provides practical, accessible guidance for crafting more effective investor communications. Written by an award-winning writer, editor, and speechwriter, this book explains the principles and conventions that help writing achieve its purpose; whether you need to inform, educate, persuade, or motivate, you'll become better-equipped to develop a broad range of communications and literature for investor consumption. Examples from real-world financial institutions illustrate expert execution, while explanations and advice targeted specifically toward investor relations give you the help you need quickly. From white papers and investment commentary to RFPs, product literature, and beyond, this book is the financial writer's "bible" that you should keep within arm's reach. Investment writing is one of the primary influences on investors' attitudes. It educates, informs decisions, shapes opinions, and drives behavior—so shouldn't it be expertly-crafted to achieve its intended goal? This book explains the "tricks of the trade" to help you get your message across. Understand the principles of effective investor communication Master the conventions of informative and persuasive writing Examine well-written sample documents from real-world institutions Improve research papers, presentations, investor letters, marketing literature, and more Virtually all firms with investors as clients need to communicate to them regularly, but few financial professionals receive formal training in investor communications. When investors' opinions, attitudes, and actions determine the health of your company, it is vitally important that these communications not be left to chance. The Investment Writing Handbook provides essential guidance and clear explanations to help you transform your communication strategy, execution, and results.

PhD

An Uncommon Guide to Research, Writing & PhD Life
Author: James Hayton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993174117
Category: Education
Page: 210
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If the aim of a PhD is to develop the skills of a professional academic researcher, how should you go about it? Using the principles of skill development as a foundation, this book provides a unique approach to the most common challenges of PhD research, including: - Getting to know the literature in your field - Developing your research ideas - Becoming a better academic writer - Coping with the stress and unpredictability of research - Publications and presentations - Writing, submitting and defending your thesis

The Child Clinician's Report-writing Handbook


Author: Ellen Braaten
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593853955
Category: Psychology
Page: 380
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"What an incredible resource Braaten has written what is clearly the most comprehensive child assessment handbook available. This indispensable book carefully walks the clinician through the entire assessment process and covers all conceivable areas of inquiry. This is an essential guide for the beginning practitioner and one that is sure to become a mainstay on every child clinicians bookshelf."--Lee A. RosÉn, PhD, Colorado State University

Planning Your PhD


Author: Kate Williams,Emily Bethell,Judith Lawton,Clare Parfitt-Brown,Mary Richardson,Victoria Rowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137013745
Category: Education
Page: 136
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A compact book offering students specific, succinct guidance to the core process and major hurdles involved in undertaking a PhD. As well as offering practical advice, such as how to shape initial ideas, the book also encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches within academia.

A PhD Is Not Enough!

A Guide to Survival in Science
Author: Peter J. Feibelman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465025331
Category: Reference
Page: 176
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Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find. In A Ph.D. Is Not Enough!, physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational path to a fulfilling long-term research career. He offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry; preparing for an employment interview; and defining a research program. The guidance offered in A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! will help you make your oral presentations more effective, your journal articles more compelling, and your grant proposals more successful. A classic guide for recent and soon-to-be graduates, A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! remains required reading for anyone on the threshold of a career in science. This new edition includes two new chapters and is revised and updated throughout to reflect how the revolution in electronic communication has transformed the field.

Getting A Phd

An Action Plan To Help You Manage Your Research, Your Supervisor And Your Project
Author: John A. Finn
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415344980
Category: Education
Page: 191
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Provides a practical understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctorate and discusses such issues as time management, communicating with supervisors, conducting a literature review, and publishing research.

Handbook of Scientific Proposal Writing


Author: A.Yavuz Oruc
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439869189
Category: Mathematics
Page: 243
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Investigators, their home institutions, and funding agencies play significant roles in the development and outcomes of scientific projects. Submitting a proposal to a funding agency is only one dimension of a multivariable and complex funding process, and understanding this is a good first step toward unlocking the puzzle behind why some research proposals receive awards while others are declined. The Handbook of Scientific Proposal Writing offers researchers and research administrators a broad perspective on the process of initiating and conducting funded scientific research projects. Written for students and researchers in all fields and disciplines, this reference offers a holistic approach to conceiving and then converting new ideas into effective proposals. It focuses on the technical aspects of writing proposals rather than the fund-raising issues. Chapters provide full coverage of the scientific method, including information on how scientific research should be conducted. Providing the tools necessary to organize ideas and obtain the funds needed to effectively manage projects, the Handbook of Scientific Proposal Writing includes: 56 figures and 25 tables to help convey key ideas More than 150 citations that provide pointers to additional sources for further reading Examples to help the reader ease through more abstract concepts End-of-chapter questions to stimulate further examination and comprehension

How to Publish Your PhD


Author: Sarah Caro
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026569
Category: Reference
Page: 144
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How to Publish Your PhD is the first book to provide emerging researchers with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to publishing their research. Drawing on nearly twenty years in the book business Sarah Caro explains in a clear and accessible way the key issues facing the would-be author. Within the context of today's fast changing world where new technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact on academia and the world of academic publishing, key issues are discussed ranging from whether publishing your PhD is always the best way to enhance your career prospects to whether you should focus on journals or books. A wealth of practical information and advice is included on: choosing a publisher revising your thesis putting together a proposal surviving the review process negotiating a contract working with your publishers marketing department. The book is designed to be an easy to use, one stop guide with examples, chapter summaries and further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for emerging researchers across the broadest range of the humanities and social sciences and for all those teaching and advising them, in Europe and the US. 'Every PhD student should buy a copy of How to Publish your PhD before and not after they enrol for a doctoral degree. Informative, practical and insightful, Sarah Caro will become the mentor of every successful PhD student. A mine of information and practical advice, this text is the definitive nuts-and-bolts manual on how to do it. A safe and sure guide' - Bryan S. Turner, Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wellesly College

PhD by Published Work

A Practical Guide for Success
Author: Susan Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137385219
Category: Education
Page: 176
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This is a practical and positive guide to doing a PhD by publication, which enables current and prospective candidates to better understand the processes involved, avoid the potential pitfalls and to respond appropriately to the challenges. It includes both narrative accounts and advice from people who have undertaken the route successfully.

The PhD Application Handbook


Author: Peter Bentley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 9780335219520
Category: Study Aids
Page: 194
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"...snappy and informative; it's a must-buy and there's nothing near it on the market at the moment." Stephen Hart, University College London "I found it very informative and helpful. There was loads of useful detail that wasn't covered by the other PhD books I've been reading." Miki Grahame, Prospective PhD Student A PhD is one of the most ambitious and exciting things you can do in your life. Upon successful completion you will be a doctor – and a world authority in your chosen area. Each year several thousand graduate students apply to do a PhD at universities in the UK. Many are not successful – they are unable to find a suitable university, or a supervisor, or decide on a suitable research project, or they cannot obtain funding to pay their fees and bills. Most students fail to obtain a PhD because they have one of these aspects wrong at the start. The PhD Application Handbook is the first ever comprehensive handbook for people wishing to apply for a PhD in the UK. It provides a step-by-step guide to PhDs, explaining: what a PhD is how to apply for your PhD how to find the right university, supervisor and project It also provides detailed information about funding, eligibility, deadlines for different awards, and which funding is best for which student. Examples of research proposals, application forms and interview technique are given, helping you to secure your PhD place with the minimum of problems. The PhD Application Handbook is designed to help prospective PhD students achieve their ambition. If you want to do a doctorate in the UK, This book is essential for you!

From Dissertation to Book, Second Edition


Author: William Germano
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606218X
Category: Reference
Page: 184
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When a dissertation crosses my desk, I usually want to grab it by its metaphorical lapels and give it a good shake. “You know something!” I would say if it could hear me. “Now tell it to us in language we can understand!” Since its publication in 2005, From Dissertation to Book has helped thousands of young academic authors get their books beyond the thesis committee and into the hands of interested publishers and general readers. Now revised and updated to reflect the evolution of scholarly publishing, this edition includes a new chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who must create work that meets the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience—a committee or advisors—to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging. William Germano offers clear guidance on how to do this, with advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. Germano draws on his years of experience in both academia and publishing to show writers how to turn a dissertation into a book that an audience will actually enjoy, whether reading on a page or a screen. Germano also acknowledges that not all dissertations can or even should become books and explores other, often overlooked, options, such as turning them into journal articles or chapters in an edited work. With clear directions, engaging examples, and an eye for the idiosyncrasies of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision—a skill that will be truly invaluable as they add “author” to their curriculum vitae.

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.

The Creative Writing Handbook


Author: Jay Amberg,Mark Larson
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 9780673360137
Category: Authorship
Page: 143
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141294225X
Category: Education
Page: 333
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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

How to Write a Thesis


Author: Rowena Murray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335244297
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 325
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