This essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for scholarly work to help doctorate students produce clear and well-argued dissertations. Drawing on a wide range of research and hands-on experience, the authors argue that making an original contribution to scholarly knowledge requires doctoral candidates to do both text and identity work. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated by the stories and writing of real doctoral students.

chapter 1|13 pages

Putting doctoral writing centre stage

chapter 2|14 pages

Writing the doctorate, writing the scholar

chapter 5|22 pages

Reconsidering the personal

chapter 6|19 pages

Choreographing the dissertation

chapter 7|25 pages

The grammar of authority

chapter 8|19 pages

Crafting a writerly text