Developing quality dissertations in the humanities

They explain the purposes of the dissertation and the criteria by which it will be assessed. They include rubrics that students can use to self-assess their work and that can aid faculty in providing focused feedback. I found the writing to be crisp, conversational and compelling.

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They include rubrics that students can use to self-assess their work and that can aid faculty in providing focused feedback.

Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance.

They include rubrics that students can use to self-assess their work and that can aid faculty in providing focused feedback. List of Tables; Preface: These booklets explain the purposes of the dissertation and the criteria by which it will be assessed.

These booklets are a useful tool for demystifying the culminating element of doctoral studies--the dissertation.

Developing Quality Dissertations This is one of three short booklets designed to be given to graduate students as they begin their studies. Lovitts and Ellen L.

The authors especially intend that students use their advice to become more proactive in consciously managing the communication demands of their professions. It exceeded my expectations. The responsibility, they emphasize, lies more with the student than the teacher.

These booklets explain the purposes of the dissertation and the criteria by which it will be assessed.

Klomparens, Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, Michigan State University "I read the science booklet as if I were a beginning grad student and thinking about such matters for the first time.

They help students understand the context of their course work; the need to take an active role in shaping their studies; and the importance of thinking ahead about the components of the dissertation and the quality of scholarship they will need to demonstrate.

We think that you will want your own copy to keep notes as you work your way through your degree program. This text will prove useful for new dissertation advisors and graduate students looking for very basic guidelines on the purpose, significance and quality expectations of a disseratation.

About the Study; About the Authors. Advisors may also use this as a go to resource in aiding doctoral students through the mental and physical processes of the biggest paper in their lives so far.

Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance. Reviews Editorial reviews Publisher Synopsis "These booklets are a terrific resource for graduate students who want to learn what faculty members look for in a quality dissertation.

Identifying the purpose of the dissertation Understanding originality and significance Aiming for excellence in the dissertation Maintaining consistent quality within the dissertation Achieving excellence.

Lovitts is an independent higher education researcher. Advisors and students will find significant value in this dissertation guide. I found the writing to be crisp, conversational and compelling. I was pleased--the booklet seemed like it was speaking directly to me.

These booklets are intended to support the dissertation research and writing process by providing faculty and advisors with guidelines for setting clear expectations for student performance, and with a model for helping students produce the desired quality of work. They include rubrics that students can use to self-assess their work and that can aid faculty in providing focused feedback.

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Advisors and students will find significant value in this dissertation guide. I found the writing to be crisp, conversational and compelling. They will also prove useful to faculty as they convey explicit expectations to their students about a quality dissertation.

I recommend that students use them to initiate conversations with their advisors about how to achieve high quality dissertations. Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance.Lovitts BE, Wert EL () Developing Quality Dissertations in the Humanities: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Achieving Excellence.

[Includes specific advice for the disciplines of English, philosophy, and the humanities subdisciplines of history, but also applies to art history and comparative literature.]". Lovitts BE, Wert EL () Developing Quality Dissertations in the Social Sciences: A Graduate Student's Guide to Achieving Excellence.

[Includes specific advice for the disciplines of economics, sociology, and the social science subdisciplines of psychology, but also applies to anthropology, education, hist.

Insightful guides to help your graduate students succeed"A terrific resource for graduate students who want to learn what faculty members look for in a quality dissertation.

They will also prove useful to faculty as they convey explicit expectations to their students about a quality dissertation."--Karen L. Klomparens, Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, Michigan State.

Lovitts BE, Wert EL () Developing Quality Dissertations in the Humanities: A Graduate Studente(tm)s Guide to Achieving Excellence.

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Developing quality dissertations in the humanities: a graduate student's guide to achieving excellence. [Barbara E Lovitts; Ellen L Wert].

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