Completing Your PHD (Pocket Study Skills)
Concise and well-presented, this guide will be invaluable to any PhD student seeking to successfully complete their thesis. Based on students' direct experiences, topics include developing your argument, planning your time, editing, what examiners are looking for, talking about your research, and the viva. Review: 'Excellent concept and rationale that fits perfectly with Planning your PhD.' - Jeanne Godfrey, University of Westminster, UK 'I think it will work well, for the reasons given in the proposal. It is aimed at the motivated, research-led student who needs a nudge in the right direction. This reader is likely to be able to recognise his/her need for the book.' - Lucinda Becker, University of Reading, UK
Contents: About the Authors Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: THE ROAD TO COMPLETION The Shape of the Ph.D. Project Managing the Ph.D. Looking Ahead to Completion Making a Contribution PART II: WRITING AND PUBLICATION Why Write? Writing for Others Writing to Publish PART III: WRITING YOUR THESIS The Examiner and the Exam Document Planning Your Chapters Writing for the Examiners The Introduction and Conclusion Become an Editor! Final Stages PART IV: TALKING AND PRESENTING Talking about Your Research Conferences Presenting a Conference Paper Presenting a Poster PART V: THE ORAL EXAMINATION: THE VIVA The Examiner and the Examiner's Report Preparing for the Viva The Viva Performance Viva Outcomes PART VI: LIFE AFTER YOUR PH.D. References Useful Sources
Author Biography: KATE WILLIAMS manages Upgrade, the Study Advice Service at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with students from Foundation to Ph.D. level and has written a range of books and materials on study skills. She is the Pocket Study Skills series editor. EMILY BETHELL completed her interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Biology, Anthropology and Psychology in 2009 and now works as a Senior Lecturer in Primatology and Animal Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. JUDITH LAWTON works as an English and Additional Language Adviser and is former Deputy Head of Hounslow EAL Service, UK. She has undertaken doctoral research in bilingual learner education and has 40 years of experience in teaching and teacher training. CLARE PARFITT-BROWN is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Chichester, UK. Her Ph.D. focused on the history of the can-can and led to ongoing research into the cultural histories of popular dance practices. MARY RICHARDSON completed an ESRC-funded Ph.D. investigating the assessment of Citizenship Education in 2008. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Education at Froebel College, Roehampton University, UK and continues to develop research in the areas of both assessment and citizenship education. VICTORIA ROWE worked as a piano teacher for many years prior to completing her Ph.D. in 2008. She is currently a Teaching Associate at the University of Sheffield, UK and also works as a freelance researcher
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