• 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.