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Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

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ISBN13: 9780805048919
ISBN10: 080504891x
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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion

Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

Joan Bolker, Ed.D., has counseled writers at Harvard, Wellesley, Brandeis, and Bard College. She is a clinical psychologist whose specialty is helping blocked writers. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone who understands their particular situation. Joan Bolker, cofounder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for "blocked" writers. She encourages them to discover individual work plans that promote productivity. Using field-tested strategies and positive reinforcement, she buoys the student through the entire processfrom choosing a topic and advisor to setting short-term deadlines, revising, defending the thesis, and deciding whether to publish.

"After directing dissertations for decades, I wish I had had Bolker's marvelously helpful book from the beginning . . . Bolker writers with wisdom, humor, and wonderful practicality. Get this book for anyone you know who is contemplating, midway into, or finishing a dissertation; you will be blessed."—Carolyn G. Heilbrun
"After directing dissertations for decades, I wish I had had Bolker's marvelously helpful book from the beginning . . . Bolker writers with wisdom, humor, and wonderful practicality. Get this book for anyone you know who is contemplating, midway into, or finishing a dissertation; you will be blessed."Carolyn G. Heilbrun

"As a writer, I have learned from the practical wisdom of Bolker's fine book. And as a former graduate student advisor, I would require every doctoral student in every discipline in the English-speaking world to read this book."Donald M. Murray

"Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day is a great gift not just for 'stuck' graduate students and their advisors, but for anyone having trouble writing anything. It is a jargon-free pleasure to read."Pauline Maier

Synopsis:

Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion

Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

About the Author

Editor of the best-selling The Writers Home Companion, Joan Bolker, Ed.D., has taught writing at Harvard, Wellesley, Brandeis, and Bard colleges. She is currently a psychotherapist whose speciality is working with struggling writers. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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amynkerr, January 22, 2011 (view all comments by amynkerr)
This is a very good book for jumping into your dissertation. Whenever I feel anxious about the process (which is a solid 75% of the time), I can pick up this book and feel like I have more of a handle on the situation. This is invaluable!! Because I am in a social science and have to do a research project, I would have like more about brainstorming to come up with the research ideas rather than just becoming a consistent writer. They go together but I feel like there was some sort of step I missed about topic construction.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805048919
Author:
Bolker, Joan
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Dissertations, academic
Subject:
General Study Aids
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Personal
Subject:
Practical Guides
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Reference-Student Writing Guides
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
Professional
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.97 x 4.87 x 0.625 in

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Expert writing advice from the editor of the Boston Globe best-seller, The Writer's Home Companion

Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone to assure them that their struggles aren't unique. Joan Bolker, midwife to more than one hundred dissertations and co-founder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for the graduate-student writer. Using positive reinforcement, she begins by reminding thesis writers that being able to devote themselves to a project that truly interests them can be a pleasurable adventure. She encourages them to pay close attention to their writing method in order to discover their individual work strategies that promote productivity; to stop feeling fearful that they may disappoint their advisors or family members; and to tailor their theses to their own writing style and personality needs. Using field-tested strategies she assists the student through the entire thesis-writing process, offering advice on choosing a topic and an advisor, on disciplining one's self to work at least fifteen minutes each day; setting short-term deadlines, on revising and defing the thesis, and on life and publication after the dissertation. Bolker makes writing the dissertation an enjoyable challenge.

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