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How to Format References in APA Style

17th August 2021

Your reference list is a crucial part of your dissertation or thesis as it allows your readers to locate and retrieve your cited sources.

Clearing up Misconceptions About Academic Editing

19th May 2020

If you’ve ever wondered about academic editing, you’ve probably heard some falsehoods about it. You might have heard that it’s plagiarism, or that it’s only for people whose first language isn’t English, or that you can just have your friend who majored in English proofread your paper and it’s the same thing.

Star Wars Day!

4th May 2020

It’s May 4th, the best day of the year for Star Wars fans! Here at Dissertation Editor, we love a good space opera and we love Star Wars.

April is Stress Awareness Month!

22nd April 2019

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Established in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is meant to increase general awareness about the causes and effects of stress, and how to manage stress in your everyday life.

Dr. Roda's Recent Trip to USF!

29th January 2019

There are a lot of wonderful things going on here at Dissertation Editor, and we wanted to share some with you, our blog readers.

Dissertation Writing Tips: Writing Transitions

18th September 2018

Many clients come to Dissertation Editor with notes from the professor that say “choppy,” or they’re told that their ideas need to flow better.

Dissertation Writing Tips: Tightening up Your Academic Writing

31st July 2018

When editors write things like “tighten this up!” or talk about “tightening up” during a consultation, they’re not referring to physical fitness! Tightening up a piece of writing, whether it’s academic or creative, means cutting the excess, streamlining the ideas, and getting to the point.

Clear Communication with Your Dissertation Advisor

16th October 2014

Your relationship with your dissertation or thesis advisor is important. Both the quality of your graduate school experience and even the success of your dissertation depend a lot on how well you work with your advisor.

Go on the Job Market - Without a Finished Dissertation?

3rd October 2014

Tackling the professional world (especially the academic one) is already challenging enough, but doing so while you are writing your dissertation is just a bad idea—or is it? Melissa Dennihy recently did just that, and wrote a detailed article about her experiences doing so with Inside Higher Ed.

Finishing Your Dissertation

26th September 2014

The Challenges of Dissertation Writing Dissertations are huge projects. They are often the biggest, most extensive undertaking that a graduate student has been tasked with completing up to that point of his or her academic career.

Online PhD Programs - Pros and Cons

19th September 2014

Online graduate programs are becoming more and more popular—and this includes PhD programs. Traditional, brick-and-mortar programs have their benefits, but they also have their downsides.

How to Write a Dissertation in Scholarly Tone

10th September 2014

In any written, academic undertaking, scholarly tone is of utmost importance. Tone, rigor, sources, and precision are some of the clear indicators that distinguish scholarly from popular writing.

Dissertation Isolation Syndrome

21st August 2014

The process of writing a dissertation or thesis can be incredibly isolating. You seclude yourself for days on end with nothing but books, pages on a computer screen, and your own thoughts.

Dissertation Proposal Writing Tips

14th May 2014

One of the most important tasks of your doctoral journey is developing a persuasive proposal or prospectus that outlines the research and conclusions you plan to make in your dissertation.

Literature Review Writing Tips

12th May 2014

It's Time to Write Your Literature Review! So, you’ve finished your coursework and passed your exams.

Why Should I Turn My Dissertation into a Book?

9th May 2014

Why You Should Convert Your Dissertation into a Book   There are only two reasons to convert your dissertation into a book, and they’re both really good reasons.

Dissertation Writing Tips

6th May 2014

Dissertation Writing Tips Writing a dissertation is a marathon rather than a sprint and it’s important to remember that slow and steady wins the race.

APA Style: Tables, Figures, & Appendices

28th April 2014

APA Style: Tables, Figures, & Appendices It is very likely that you'll be using tables, figures, or appendices in your dissertation.

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