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Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision

 
 
 
 
Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision
Author: Barbara Kamler - Pat Thomson
ISBN 13: 9780415346849
ISBN 10: 415346843
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2006-09-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $52.95
 
 

This essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for scholarly work to help doctorate students produce clear and well-argued dissertations. Drawing on a wide range of research and hands-on experience, the authors argue that making an original contribution to scholarly knowledge requires doctoral candidates to do both text and identity work. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated by the stories and writing of real doctoral students.