References & Resources

Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising,
and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York: Holt, 1998. Cone, J.D. and S.L. Forester.

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1993. Davis, G.B. and C.A. Parker.

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach. 2nd ed. New York: Barron’s, 1997.

Fitzpatrick, J., D.J. Wright, and J. Secrist. Secrets for a Successful Dissertation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998.

Lovitts, B.E. Making the Implicit Explicit. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2007. Madsen, D. Successful Dissertations and Theses: A Guide to Graduate Student Research from Proposal to Completion. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.

Mitchell, L. The Ultimate Grad School Survival Guide. Princeton, NJ.: Peterson’s, 1996.
Peters, R.L. Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or a PhD. New York: Noonday Press, 1992.

Rudenstam, Kjell Erik and Rae R. Newton. Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2007.

Smith, R.V. Graduate Research: A Guide for Students in the Sciences. 3rd ed. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998.

Zerubavel, E. The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Writing & Writing Process
Bazerman, Charles and Paul Prior. What Writing Does and How It Does It: An Introduction to Analyzing Texts and Textual Practices. Philadelphia: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003.

Bean, John C. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. Jossey-Bass, 1996.

Davis, Robert L. and Mark F. Shadle. Teaching Multiwriting: Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.

Dissertation & Thesis Writing
Dillard, Annie. The Writing Life. New York: Harper Perennial, 1990. Elbow, Peter. Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process. 2nd ed. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Fox, Helen. Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing. Urbana: NCTE, 1994.
Gaiman, Neil. Neil Gaiman’s Journal. <>.

Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Boston: Shambhala, 2005.
Hartwell, Patrick. “Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar.” College English. 47.2 (1985): 105-127.

Heilker, Paul. The Essay: Theory and Pedagogy for an Active Form. Urbana: NCTE, 1996.

Kennedy, X. J., Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Marcia F. Muth. Writing and Revising: A Portable Guide. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007.

King, Stephen. On Writing. Pocket, 2002.

Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Harpswell: Anchor, 1995.

McManus, Patrick F. The Deer on a Bicycle: Excursions into the Writing of Humor. Spokane: Eastern Washington University Press, 2000.

Murray, Donald. A Writer Teaches Writing: A Complete Revision. Boston: Houghton Mifflin College Division, 1985.

—-. Crafting a Life in Essay, Story, and Poem. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996. Williams, Joseph M. Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 9th ed. New York:
Pearson/Longman, 2007.

Writing Groups
Elbow, Peter and Pat Belanoff. Sharing and Responding. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2000.

Moss, Beverly J., Nels P. Highberg, and Melissa Nicolas, eds. Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.

Reeves, Judy. Writing Alone, Writing Together: A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2002.

Rosenthal, Lisa. The Writing Group Book: Creating and Sustaining a Successful Writing Group. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2003.

Ryan, Leigh and Lisa Zimmerelli. The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006.

Schneider, Pat. Writing Alone and With Others. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Career Options & Academic Publishing
Basalla, S.E. & M. Debelius. So What are You Going to Do with That?: A Guide to Career Changing for MAs and PhDs. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Girous, 2001.

Hartley, James. Academic Writing and Publishing: A Practical Handbook. New York: Routledge, 2008.

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