Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s Guide to a Done by Sonja K. Foss

By Sonja K. Foss

Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s advisor to a performed Dissertation is a guide that is helping scholars effectively entire their dissertations. It makes use of a metaphor of shuttle to border the dissertation strategy as a thrilling journey of twenty-nine steps that may be accomplished in lower than 9 months. Designed to be used by means of scholars in all disciplines and for either quantitative and qualitative dissertations, the ebook indicates concrete and effective procedures for finishing these elements of the dissertation the place scholars are inclined to get caught: conceptualizing an issue, constructing a pre-proposal, writing a literature evaluate, writing an offer, amassing and interpreting facts, and writing the final chapter.

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Sometimes, their advising is not as high quality as it should be simply because they are short on time. That’s why we give you ideas for helping your advisor be the best advisor for you in chapter 11. In the meantime, assume that you have the support of your advisor along with you on the trip—because you probably do. Our Guarantees Despite careful planning and research, making use of the best resources available, and even the purchase of travel insurance, no trip is perfect. No travel agency or cruise line or hotel will guarantee that it will be.

Yes, you heard correctly. Nine months from start to finish, including everything, starting with figuring out your topic all the way through defending. We don’t pretend that everyone can complete a dissertation in nine months. Your particular project may require that you take more time to do some of the 29 steps. If you have steps other than the ones we’ve conceptualized that you have to do along the way, those will add time, too. But remember that you get to make choices about the kind of project you do for your dissertation.

Revising the dissertation: Complete any revisions your committee wants you to make. Time: 40 hours. Step 29. Submitting the dissertation: Submit the dissertation either electronically or in hard copy, whichever your graduate school requires. Time: 2 hours. Total hours required is 1,078. If you are working 40 hours a week on your dissertation, that translates into 27 weeks or 6½ months. Let’s frame this another way: The average person watches about 20 hours of television a week. At a minimum, you could finish your dissertation in one year if you write when everyone else you know is watching TV.

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