Writing and Research Tips
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 2020If 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 2020It’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 2019Did 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 2018Many 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 2018When 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 2014Your 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 2014Tackling 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 2014The 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 2014Online 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 2014In 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 2014The 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 2014One 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 2014It'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 2014Why 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 2014Dissertation 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.