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Completing Your PhD

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 136
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Pocket Study Skills

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15 July 2011

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This friendly guide is packed with practical, succinct advice on the core processes involved in making the final push to successfully finishing a thesis and preparing for life after submission. It contains comprehensive...

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This friendly guide is packed with practical, succinct advice on the core processes involved in making the final push to successfully finishing a thesis and preparing for life after submission. It contains comprehensive guidance on writing for others, presenting research, networking and preparing for the viva. Hands-on workshop activities keep students engaged and help them to develop a positive approach to overcoming hurdles.

This is an indispensable guide for PhD students of all disciplines. It is also an ideal companion to Planning Your PhD.

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  • Encourages students to find and value their own pathways and approaches to gaining a PhD
  • Contains practical guidance on structuring a thesis, presenting it to others and getting published
  • Features interactive `workshop' exercises which have been tried and tested by PhD students from a wide range of disciplines

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.

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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...

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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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