It’s a Dissertation, Not a Book

A friend of mine posted a link to this article on Facebook the other day, and it has some good advice. Though I do think that some of the suggestions it offers  emphasizes the point that “the only good dissertation is a done dissertation,” which can lull us dissertation writers into a false sense of security or laziness. My school publishes our dissertations on Proquest, meaning that my dissertation will be all over the internet for ever and ever. I’d rather write something I’m proud to share with the entire world than simply write something mediocre to get out of grad school.


It’s a Dissertation, Not a Book – Advice – The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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