Writing the Chapters: You have the Power!

2020-06-04T22:06:03+00:00Tags: , |

You’ve already written a proposal, so you probably have an idea that each chapter has a distinct purpose. However, don’t be fooled into thinking the literature review of the proposal becomes the Chapter II of the dissertation. Just consider how much has changed within the study and your understanding of the field during the expanse […]

Dissertation Survival Tips

2020-06-04T22:29:50+00:00Tags: , |

  1. Suffering from writer’s block? Take a break! Try taking a shower or a short walk, then come back to your writing with fresh eyes.

 

  1. Avoid burnout! While working on your dissertation, remember to give yourself a break every once in a while: read something for fun that’s outside of your field or watch […]

On Writing Dissertations

2020-06-04T22:18:40+00:00Tags: , |

From the Director’s Desk:

Writing a dissertation is a daunting enterprise: it’s the most in-depth researching and writing enterprise of your academic program.  Its chapters & their purposes can be unfamiliar and the pressure to “validate” can be enormous. It can also intimidate just by its “book-sized” length. Each of […]

Writing for Your Reader

2020-07-11T23:32:42+00:00Tags: |

Academics recognize a salient difference between student writers and professional writers is how the writer regards and relates to the reader. In fact, there’s been considerable exploration about “reader-based” vs “writer-based prose.” Ever since Linda Flower ( 1981)  presented her research, the composition field has identified “writer-based prose” to define the type of writing in […]