When printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice. This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.
Here at the Whisperer we aim to take some of that burden off your shoulders. My relationship to this book has become complex, so let me wind it back to the start so you can appreciate the whole chain of events.
One of the side benefits of having a blog is that your interests are out there for everyone to see. I rang them up and the nice lady on the telephone confirmed the price.
When she got the email Annemarie rang me straight back. She explained that the book was aimed at libraries and supervisors, not students and was very large, hence the price tag. I explained that I was the target market, but on a lowly level B academic salary with a mortgage I was unlikely to buy it.
She offered to send me a copy. I said thanks and offered to review it. We ended up having a long chat about what I was trying to do with the Whisperer blog. This conversation led to others and, eventually, to me signing with Annemarie myself to produce a book but I made sure that a low price electronic version was part of the contract!
When I opened the parcel I was surprised at the heft of it. A large format tome at pages; this is a serious text book. On the phone Annemarie warned me not to attempt to read it from cover to cover. Advice which I promptly ignored — to my peril. On my first attempt I read the introduction, scanned the impressive table of contents and then read a grand total of 3 pages before I had to put it down.
This book is dense. Exhibit A — the very first sentence: I put it down for a couple of weeks and picked it up again one quiet Sunday. This time I managed to plow through the first couple of chapters before I ran out of steam.
It reads like a massive — and impressive — brain dump. Dr Barry White has co-ordinated a post graduate program at the University of Auckland for years and clearly knows PhD student problems inside and out. However his own writing style is a little off putting.
His sentences are sophisticated and elegant, but not very friendly. Not to put too fine a point on it, this book is hard work. Fast forward to July This time, task motivated, I went to the index and then straight to the section that seemed most promising.
To clarify with an example: Ever since I have used this book to help me make all kinds of workshop material. In fact it has become my ultimate authority on everything thesis related, up to and including supervision and presentations. My copy is now well thumbed — but I have still not read every page.
So — should you buy it? It is aimed at the humanities disciplines, but I think people in the applied sciences, design and engineering would still find it useful.
If you are like me and teach workshops and research methods courses, you should own this book. If you supervise research students, or intend to do so in the future, you probably should own it.
Should PhD students buy it?Nov 09, · The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Room B 74 Morningside Drive, New York, NY, Tel: () ; Fax: () For this piece of the Humanities Project, submit your topic choice along with your thesis and map as a single page Word document.
Karl Marx and Ronald Reagan. Note that instead of a formal outline, focus on constructing a formatted map of your project.
This map will .
May 09, · Hillary D. Rodham's senior thesis at Wellesley College, written in , has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended. But rarely has it been read. webkandii.com's Bill. Christchurch September 4th a non-lethal, damaging magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch area via 'new' Darfield hinterland fault.
[Page under review edit. Jul 23, · A line-by-line analysis of Mr. Walsh’s final paper shows that he took much of it from other sources without giving them credit.
A thesis map helps writers near the end organise and play with the structure of their thesis. At the macro level, thre are common structurings in different webkandii.com your macro structure conform to .