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The Resource Before the dissertation : a textual mentor for doctoral students at early stages of a research project, Christine Pearson Casanave ; foreword by John M. Swales

Before the dissertation : a textual mentor for doctoral students at early stages of a research project, Christine Pearson Casanave ; foreword by John M. Swales

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Before the dissertation : a textual mentor for doctoral students at early stages of a research project
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Before the dissertation
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a textual mentor for doctoral students at early stages of a research project
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Christine Pearson Casanave ; foreword by John M. Swales
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eng
Summary
Unlike other books on doctoral dissertation writing, Before the Dissertation is designed for students in the social sciences who are still in the early stages of doctoral study or for master's-level students considering entering doctoral programs. It addresses concerns pertinent to both first and second language users of English. It focuses on purposes for doctoral dissertation writing, topic choice and development, choosing and working with advisers, reading and informal writing, and quality-of-life issues. Faculty advisers who wish to reduce student attrition are also urged to read this book and to work with students at early stages of dissertation projects. Each of the nine chapters begins with a common myth about advanced academic work that is then dispelled. The chapters also pose questions that connect issues directly with individual readers so as to help them make sensible decisions about their doctoral work. The book could be used in graduate classes on issues in doctoral study or dissertation planning, and it can be a companion (textual mentor) to individual students who wish to reflect on their decision to pursue doctoral study or a doctoral project. This book may also help instructors and advisers understand the kinds of obstacles faced by students that tend to impede or halt progress.--
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1944-
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Casanave, Christine Pearson
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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1938-
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Swales, John M.
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  • Dissertations, Academic
  • Research
  • Report writing
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Before the dissertation : a textual mentor for doctoral students at early stages of a research project, Christine Pearson Casanave ; foreword by John M. Swales
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Foundational issues -- Things to consider before deciding to pursue a doctoral degree -- Writing research memos and dissertation journals -- Initial thoughts on topics -- Reading in the early stages -- Thinking theoretically and conceptually -- Finding advisers-supervisors and mentors -- Seeking supportive people -- Topic and project development and refinement
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FIEb1767945x
Dimensions
23 cm.
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xxi, 154 pages
Isbn
9780472036004
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)884315727
Label
Before the dissertation : a textual mentor for doctoral students at early stages of a research project, Christine Pearson Casanave ; foreword by John M. Swales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-148) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foundational issues -- Things to consider before deciding to pursue a doctoral degree -- Writing research memos and dissertation journals -- Initial thoughts on topics -- Reading in the early stages -- Thinking theoretically and conceptually -- Finding advisers-supervisors and mentors -- Seeking supportive people -- Topic and project development and refinement
Control code
FIEb1767945x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 154 pages
Isbn
9780472036004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884315727

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