Demystifying Dissertation Writing


By Peg Boyle Single, Ph.D.

The dissertation is many things: an opportunity to present your work as a graduate student, the last hurdle to graduation and the culmination of years of hard work. The dissertation is also a process that, without a little help, can be overwhelming. Demystifying Dissertation Writing, by Peg Boyle Single, takes the seemingly overwhelming task of completing a dissertation and breaks it down into easy-to-follow steps.

Using five strategies that lead to successful dissertation completion, Single creates a text packed with practical advice. From working with your adviser, to overcoming writer’s block to making revisions, she truly covers the entire dissertation process.

Single states, “My goal is quite simple and straightforward: for you to experience greater efficiency and enjoyment while writing. If you experience anxiety, blocking, impatience, perfectionism or procrastination when you write, then this system is for you. I want you to be able to complete your writing so that you can move on with the rest of your life.”

The audience for Demystifying Dissertation Writing goes far beyond doctoral students. Master’s thesis students, faculty supervisors, and anyone looking to improve their writing will benefit from Dr. Single’s clear and concise advice.