Be the first to ask a question about From Dissertation to Book A brief but informative book guiding the thesis or dissertation writer in how to begin revising that project into a potentially publishable book. To ask other readers questions about From Dissertation to Book, please sign up. Forget your dissertation.
What I’ ve Learned about Revising a Dissertation james mulholland The structural changes in higher education and scholarly publishing have raised new questions about the usefulness of the dissertation as precursor to scholarly publication. This essay reconsiders the process of turning a dissertation into a book c 04, · Luey, Beth ( ed.
) ( ), Revising your Dissertation, Berkeley: University of California Press. Book Review by Dr Mahmood Y Abdulla.
In order to answer this question, it is important to know the difference between a dissertation or thesis and a book. My Top Five Tips for Turning Your Dissertation Into a Book– A Special Request Post.
eager to start on my postdoc that I procrastinated with the book revision ( i.
making the the thesis more about the theory and less about individual. At the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is fundamentally a process of shifting its focus from the concerns of a narrow audience— a committee or advisors— to those of a broader scholarly audience that wants writing to be both informative and engaging.
But it takes a lot of revising, restructuring, and failing in order to find a cohesive argument and aware that transforming your dissertation into a publishable book is a complex process, which will take time and require some careful planning. Time will be an issue, especially if you need to juggle the work on the book with full- time teaching and/ or other research vising dissertation into book review.