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91 pages : illus. ; 26 cm; 2nd Edition. "This guide to thesis development is best used in discussion and negotiation with your Graduate Program Director and other thesis advisors. It may also be used as part of a workshop structure to explore in conversation with others the ideas and possibilities most appropriate to your own work." – Anne West, from the Introduction. "This remarkable handbook is a navigational instrument offered to assist each graduate student through the development of an independent, distinctive process of writing about—and with—one’s work." – Patricia C. Phillips, from the introduction. "The first edition of this handbook was produced in 1996, under the supervision of Graduate Dean Christina Bertoni. It was written to address the needs of graduate students preparing their written thesis and with the greatest concern for reducing thesis anxiety. Two reprints followed. With this second edition we have taken this guide through a vigorous and enthusiastic overhaul. The amplification of this guide parallels the scope of graduate study at RISD, which has enlarged considerably since our first effort over a decade ago. We hope that the results of this effort will be discussed in the context of departmental workshops and as such will strongly support graduates in achieving their personal and academic goals." – Anne West, from the acknowledgments. "Printed by Kase Printing, Inc. in Hudson, New Hampshire A print partner of Brown University Graphic Services Paper: Finch Fine Bright White Antique, 80lb. text and 100lb. cover Typeface: Galaxie Polaris by Chester Jenkins in 2008. Design: Mary Banas. Photography: Marta Labad unless otherwise noted." – Colophon

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masters theses, thesis, dissertations, research, methodology, electronic dissertations, graduate students, academic writing, handbooks, manuals


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The Master's Written Thesis



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