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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation - 81 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312396060

Cover of How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation 81 (ISBN 978-0312396060)
ISBN13: 978-0312396060
ISBN10: 0312396066
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 81
Copyright: 1981
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 1981
International: No

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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation - 81 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312396060

David Sternberg

ISBN13: 978-0312396060
ISBN10: 0312396066
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 81
Copyright: 1981
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 1981
International: No
Summary

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

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