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Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation : Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual
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Different from traditional dissertation writing books, Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Strugglesaddresses doctoral students’ often overlooked but crucial issues that can delay dissertation completion. In a straightforward, colloquial style, Dr. Sterne offers discussions, anecdotes, questions, exercises, checklists, role play scripts, and affirmative spiritual statements. In Part One, Sneaking Up on the Dissertation, Dr. Sterne directs readers to explore theiracademic dreams.In Part Two, Really Doing It, Dr. Sterne assists students to set priorities, begin actuallywriting, and access many avenues of support.In Part Three, Your Near, Dear, and Despairing Significant Others, Dr. Sterne shows readershow to handle nonsupportive family and friends with strategies to recover their allegiance.In Part Four, Good University Cops and Bad, Dr. Sterne advises students how to choose andlive with chairs and committees and utilize other university associates.In Part Five, Graduation: It’s Only a Walk Away, Dr. Sterne counsels almost-doctors to takeall necessary steps to graduation and helps them re-enter life ABD—After and Beyond theDissertation.