Monthly Archives: January 2017

Dissertation Research Help: Archival Research Tips

If you are writing a dissertation that requires you to investigate the past, you may need to undertake some archival research. Researching in an archive can be a fun process of discovery. It allows you to find primary sources that other scholars may not have examined, and it can make you feel closely connected […]

Writing an Abstract: A Guide for Dissertation Writers

At some point during the course of your dissertation writing process, you will likely need to write an abstract.

What is an Abstract?

An abstract is a piece of writing that tells potential readers what a paper, book, dissertation, or other piece of writing is about. Abstracts are short and highly informative. They should entice readers, […]

Congratulations Dr. Roda!

Dissertation Editor would like to congratulate our very own Dr. Allen Roda for receiving the Klaus Wachsmann prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology. The prize, offered every two years, recognizes major publications that advance the field of organology (the study of musical instruments) by using innovative methodologies. Dr. Roda received […]

No “I” in Dissertation Writing?

In an essay for The Guardian, Aslihan Agaoglu wrote about one of the first pieces of advice she received from her dissertation advisor when she went to him seeking dissertation help: “He told me that using ‘I’ or ‘we’ is a big no-no.” Agaoglu goes on to explain her dissertation advisor’s rationale: “The […]

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