Authoring a Ph.D.: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 16, 2003 - Education - 297 pages
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Authoring a PhD involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also involves being examined and getting work published. This book provides a huge range of ideas and suggestions to help PhD candidates cope with both the intellectual issues involved and the practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively.

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Review: Authoring a Ph.D.: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation

User Review  - Nik - Goodreads

It is a good read with lots of honest good ideas, but it reads like a pompous heavy load book. When it comes to learning about authoring a PhD, simple advice is always the best. This way is not a book I would read in a day, but I guess that is what academia is all about. Read full review

Review: Authoring a Ph.D.: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation

User Review  - Audrey - Goodreads

I found this book hard going to be honest and not as helpful as I thought it would be. The book is difficult to dip in and out of and for that reason I found it difficult to get to what I wanted ... Read full review

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PATRICK DUNLEAVY is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, London. He has authored numerous books and academic articles in political science and is currently general editor of the journal Political Studies. This book draws on his experience in supervising more than 30 doctoral students over two decades, and in teaching a large inter-disciplinary course on 'Drafting and Writing a PhD' at the LSE over twelve years. In the field of study skills Patrick Dunleavy has also published Studying for A Degree (Macmillan, 1986). He was awarded the Political Science 'Making a Difference' Award by the Political Studies Association in 2003.

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