Tips for the Proposal Part IV

Tip #4: Identify your current scholarly position. In any research project, there will be voices for and against your scholarly position. This is expected. It is easier to ‘combat’ these voices when you are clear on what your scholarly position is. More...

Tips for the Proposal Part II

Tip #2: Find an angle to engage your advisor (and future readers). You might begin with a thoughtful question, a relevant anecdote, or a bold statement. Be sure to outline the intellectual problems and include a concise statement of why this problem is important to...

Tips for the Proposal Part I

The proposal is probably the most difficult part of writing the dissertation. The next few entries will contain tips to, hopefully, make it easier. Tip #1: Get clear on your project focus, topic, and relevancy. Place your topic within current literature and research....