Our experience serving as graduate committee members—and our combined reading, critiquing, evaluating, and editing of literally thousands of theses, dissertations, and capstone projects—provides us with an insider’s perspective that will help you complete your master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, or capstone project and earn your degree.
In other words, we will not perform your research, we will not fabricate your data, we will not write/ghostwrite your material, and we will not rewrite someone else’s thesis/dissertation/capstone.
Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.
He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
The aim of the proposal is to demonstrate to your dissertation committee that your dissertation will represent an original and beneficial contribution to your field.
The requirements for writing a dissertation proposal vary from one Ph D or doctoral program to another, so you will need to start by checking with your department to find out about their specific rules.Don't put off writing until you have what you consider to be fully formed ideas and chapters--writing even while you're conducting research, for example, will allow you to refine your research questions and begin envisioning how your data will fit together.Daily writing, no matter how short, will ensure consistent engagement with your dissertation ideas.Talking with faculty in your department can help you begin to focus your thinking.In your field of study, you will come to be identified by your project and may revise your finished dissertation to publish in article or book form.Nothing is more difficult--or frustrating--than returning to your project after having spent weeks or months completely away from it.Having a group of other dissertating students in your field can create a supportive environment in which to discuss ideas, present writing, and get feedback before submitting chapters to advisors or committees.Since this is certainly not the case for most students, this pamphlet will offer advice about the dissertation writing and revising process, suggest ways that Writing Tutorial Services can help dissertation writers, and highlight other useful resources.Most disciplines require that students write and defend a dissertation or thesis proposal before they begin research and writing.Since he or she has most likely advised previous dissertations, it's also a good idea to ask your advisor to suggest a model dissertation that you can use to help realistically frame your own topic.The dissertation research and writing process varies by discipline.