Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day

A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

Author: Joan Bolker

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429968881

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

Writing Medicine

Author: Joan Bolker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329202929

Category: Science

Page: 116

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This book will do for medical researchers and clinicians what Joan Bolker's "Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day" has done for more than a hundred thousand doctoral students: make writing a productive pleasure rather than a hated chore.

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.

Bekenntnisse eines Redners - Oder die Kunst, gehört zu werden

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897219948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Vor Publikum zu sprechen, ist für die wenigsten von uns eine behagliche Vorstellung. Dennoch steht fast jeder eines Tages vor der Herausforderung, einen Vortrag halten zu müssen – sei es im Kreis einiger Kollegen, auf einem Vertriebsmeeting oder auch vor Hunderten von Zuhörern in einem Auditorium. Dieses unterhaltsam geschriebene Buch zielt darauf ab, Ihnen die Angst vor der öffentlichen Rede zu nehmen. Bestseller-Autor Scott Berkun hat dafür seine 15-jährigen Erfahrungen als Redner auf Konferenzen kondensiert und lässt Sie an seinen größten Erfolgen, aber auch an den schlimmsten Pannen teilhaben. Anhand vieler Beispiele erfahren Sie, wie Sie - die Angst vor Fehlern verlieren - mit Nervosität umgehen - die ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit des Publikum erlangen - aufrichtiges Feedback einholen und - unvorhergesehene Situationen meistern. "Ich habe dieses Buch verschlungen! Jeder, der seinen Lebensunterhalt damit verdient zu reden - einschließlich Lehrer -, wird von diesem Buch profitieren."

How to Write a BA Thesis

A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226481272

Category: Reference

Page: 402

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The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. Now there's a mentor to help. How to Write a BA Thesis is a practical, friendly guide written by Charles Lipson, an experienced professor who has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. Lipson also tackles issues beyond the classroom-from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and easy-to-use highlighted tips, the book also includes handy time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each. Convenient checklists remind students which steps need special attention, and a detailed appendix, filled with examples, shows how to use the three main citation systems in the humanities and social sciences: MLA, APA, and Chicago. How to Write a BA Thesis will help students work more comfortably and effectively-on their own and with their advisers. Its clear guidelines and sensible advice make it the perfect text for thesis workshops. Students and their advisers will refer again and again to this invaluable resource. From choosing a topic to preparing the final paper, How to Write a BA Thesis helps students turn a daunting prospect into a remarkable achievement.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

The Writer's Home Companion

An Anthology of the World's Best Writing Advice, From Keats to Kunitz

Author: Joan Bolker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805048933

Category: Reference

Page: 269

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Offers a collection of essays by a variety of poets, novelists, critics, and other writers on the process of writing, revision, finding a voice, seeking an audience, and other techniques of authorship

Der Weg zum Doktortitel

Strategien für die erfolgreiche Promotion

Author: Helga Knigge-Illner

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593503204

Category: Law

Page: 290

View: 8327

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Wer Jahre seines Lebens der Doktorarbeit widmet, benötigt neben einem klar umrissenen Forschungsthema und fachlichem Know-how die richtigen Strategien, um die Dissertation zu organisieren. Neben Zeitmanagement, kreativem wissenschaftlichem Schreiben und überzeugender Präsentation spielen die Rahmenbedingungen eine wichtige Rolle: Individualpromotion beim Doktorvater oder strukturierte Promotion im Graduiertenkolleg? Wie gelingt nebenberufliches Promovieren und Promovieren mit Kind? Helga Knigge-Illner erklärt die entstehenden Probleme und Hindernisse auf dem Weg zum Doktortitel. Anhand von Fallbeispielen und Übungen zeigt sie, wie diese gemeistert werden können. Die dritte, überarbeitete Auflage ist um viele neue Aspekte erweitert: die zunehmende Internationalität der Forschungskooperation, Auslandsaufenthalte während der Promotion, neue Promotionswege wie die »kumulative Promotion«, das Plagiatsproblem und wissenschaftliche Standards sowie die Vorzüge von Promotionscoaching.

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Invisible Rules for Success

Author: Rita S. Brause

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113571150X

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 8259

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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.

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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Richtig wissenschaftlich schreiben

Wissenschaftssprache in Regeln und Übungen

Author: Helga Esselborn-Krumbiegel

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825246272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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Unstrukturierte Texte, schiefe Formulierungen, Satzmonster und Worthülsen? Dieser Ratgeber stellt ausführlich die Textbausteine einer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit vor, erläutert Wortschatz und Stil und führt Schritt für Schritt zur Textproduktion. Zahlreiche Übersichten mit Textbausteinen und konkreten Formulierungshilfen machen dieses Handbuch zu einem unentbehrlichen Nachschlagewerk für Studierende. Die Reihe UNI TIPPS bieten eine Kombination von Fachinformationen rund ums Studium, lernpsychologisch fundierten Strategien zur Problemlösung und sofort umsetzbaren Praxistipps. Helga Esselborn-Krumbiegel leitet das Schreibzentrum Köln. Sie ist Verfasserin seit Jahren eingeführter Standardwerke zum Schreiben im Studium (utb 2334 und 2755).