Thesis News

Thesis News is a publication designed specifically to meet the needs of graduate students who are conducting research and/or writing a thesis or dissertation. Faculty members have found the publication useful for advising and counseling graduate students.
These publications, which focus on subjects not typically covered in thesis seminars or graduate classes, deal with the process and the psychology of the thesis.
Subject matter includes how-to articles on editorial styles, advisor relations, financial support, time management, analysis and synthesis of literature, the application of technology to the conduct and analysis of research, writing and communication skill development, manuscript editing, and much more.
Thesis News provides practical advice for all graduate students, Masters or Ph. D., from pre-candidacy on. The publications are liberally laced with academic humor, and written to give students an extra measure of psychological support to motivate their thesis work. Note: Prior to 1996, Thesis News was published under the title of “Dissertation News.”
Sample articles from Thesis News
and its predecessor, Dissertation News:
Click on a title for the story that accompanies it…
Dressing Your Dissertation For Success from Dissertation News #4
Advisor User’s Manual from Dissertation News #8
Back to Dissertation Basics from Dissertation News #13
Going For the Gold from Dissertation News #11
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of Dissertation News and Thesis News,
with the names of the articles included.
Here are some very good reasons
for reading Thesis News:
For Students, Thesis News
• Provides information and strategies to help students, especially ABDs and off-campus scholars, overcome their roadblocks to thesis completion.
Continually educates students about techniques, shortcuts, and the basics of doing the thesis with specific how-to articles.
• Provides guidance on relating to advisors and committee members.
• Inspires and motivates through identification with other students and successful graduates.
For Faculty, Thesis News
• Simplifies the advising process by training students in communication and student/advisor protocol.
• Speeds and simplifies the advisor’s job by providing how-to procedural information for students.
• Provides information for use in thesis seminars and advising sessions.
For Institutions, Thesis News
• Reduces the complaints of students by educating them about reasonable standards and expectations for advosory and institutional support.
• Provides a medium of contact with off-campus ABDs
• Increases the likelihood students will complete their programs, and reduceds graduate fallout.
• Helps speed the time-to-completion of graduate students.