This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: * increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion * overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies * reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing * manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity (from website)
From the publisher, "Research Literacies and Writing Pedagogies for Masters and Doctoral Writers explores emerging innovations in supporting the development of research literacies in post/graduate writing".
Where do I start? Read a few book or book chapters to get you started on writing your dissertation or thesis. Unless otherwise noted, all select titles are e-books.
Getting It Right: The Essential Elements of the Dissertation was written for graduate students writing their dissertations. Clearly written and organized into five thematic chapters— introduction and rationale; review of literature; methods; results/findings; and interpretation and recommendations—this key writing source includes comprehensive examples taken directly from high-quality, scholarly dissertations (from website)
The author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books (from website).
Aids students through the practical and logistical stages of writing dissertations and theses. Offers guidance to students through steps like defining topics, selecting faculty advisers, scheduling time to accommodate the project, and conducting, analyzing, writing, presenting, and publishing research.
A PhD is the start of a research career, and these students are the backbone of universities and research institutions. It is the opportunity for youthful energy and creativity to make a global impact and train future researchers to make a difference. However, the candidature can also be a period of confusion and regret due to lack of structure and understanding. Research Methods for Successful PhD is written to help PhD students and other young researchers navigate through this phase to give them a direction and purpose.