Authoring a PhD : How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation, Paperback Book

Authoring a PhD : How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation Paperback

Part of the Palgrave Study Skills series

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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard.

It also includes being examined and getting published.

Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students.

It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively.

It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 297 pages, XIII, 297 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave USA
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  • Category: Writing & editing guides
  • ISBN: 9781403905840

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I found this book to be exactly the type of guide I needed to organizing my dissertation. While other books focus on boosting your energy to write, this book provides tactics for constructing a dissertation that is balanced, flows, and works well as a whole.