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Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-By-Step Guide

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This revision provides a step-by-step approach to making the thesis or dissertation process easier and more manageable.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 16th 2005 by Corwin Publishers (first published April 2nd 1998)
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Star Shining Forever
This book is required for the TESC Capstone course. Intended for graduate theses or dissertations, it contains some information not specific to the undergrad work I'm doing. But there is lots of relevant info about writing papers like this, in the right format and style.
Terri Lynn
This guide is really useful whether you are writing a master's thesis or a doctoral dissertation but seemed geared mostly towards those in the education field and perhaps the social sciences of psychology and sociology. Those like myself in history find it a bit frustrating as our own research involves some radically different needs (we deal with the past, don't need to do experiments with people but deal with historical documents, etc). Still, there is some good advice here and helpful tips.
Steven Hankins
Jul 12, 2014 Steven Hankins rated it did not like it
This book was a complete waste of money because everything was common sense. It was completely redundant with 4 chapters that state almost the the same content. The author wrote this book in a delirious drunken state just to get it over with, probably just like his dissertation. Actually, it took more than one author to write this trash?
Mar 25, 2013 Alyssa rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Graduate school students and beyond
Recommended to Alyssa by: TESC
This book was designed to guide a student through the process of writing a dissertation for graduate school or beyond, which was not what I was doing. Although there were some helpful tidbits in here, in general, it was not very helpful as I wrote my senior thesis paper for college. It might have been helpful if I was writing a 200-page paper, but it wasn't of much assistance while I was writing a 25-page one! Furthermore, the language used in the book was a bit confusing sometimes - it was hard ...more
Mar 23, 2013 McKenzie rated it liked it
This can be helpful for organizational approaches to an overwhelmingly large research project, but only if your institution and thesis director follow the same format.
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