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Writing the successful thesis and dissertation : entering the conversation

By: Clark, Irene L
Material type: BookPublisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c2007.Description: xxvi, 212 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780131735330Program: ENGG940, ISIT940, ISIT990Subject(s): Dissertations, Academic | Report writing | ResearchDDC classification: 808/.02
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A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations. Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting-sometimes terrifying- challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review.
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Writing a thesis or dissertation : an overview of the process -- Getting started -- So what? Disovering possibilities -- The proposal as argument : a genre approach to the proposal -- Mapping texts : the reading/writing connection -- Writing and revising -- Writing the literature review -- Incorporating visual materials -- The advisor and thesis/dissertation committee -- Working with grammar and style -- Practical considerations : working with human subjects : writing the abstract : submitting a thesis electronically : avoidng plagiarism.

A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations. Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting-sometimes terrifying- challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review.

ENGG940, ISIT940, ISIT990

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