It’s Just a Dissertation. Transforming Your Dissertation From Daunting to Doable to Done

Denise Comer and Barbara Gina Garrett


Fountainhead Press

Academic culture too often creates unrealistic, overly idealistic perceptions about what it takes to write a dissertation. This dissertation guide, co-authored by Denise Comer, associate professor of the practice of writing studies and director of First-Year Writing at Duke, is a blend of writing expertise and therapeutic perspectives.

Whether the PhD is just a glint in your eye, or you are ABD (All But Dissertation) with a looming deadline for PhD eligibility, or you are anywhere in between, this book will help you believe you can write a dissertation, show you in manageable steps how to do it, present attitudes, perspectives and practical suggestions to help you get through the tough spots, and help you to get it done sooner rather than later without being stressed out.