The Finished Dissertation
What you'll learn
- Formulate a specific topic
- Find and analyze literature more efficiently
- Design sound research
- Write chapters quickly and efficiently
- Manage time well
- No special materials or software are required to complete the course.
Are you struggling to finish your doctoral dissertation? Do you need a push to get to the finish line? Do you need a clear roadmap to get it done sooner?
The Finished Dissertation is a complete course full of insider tips from Professor Duncan Koerber on how to avoid failure – and wasted tuition money – and get your dissertation done fast.
Dr. Koerber has supervised and helped many graduate students, and, of course, completed their own dissertations. Learn from their experience and the experience of their students in this Udemy course.
The course guides you through the whole dissertation process from the beginning to the end.
In this course, learn how to
find a topic you enjoy and narrow it down into a manageable project;
join an academic conversation and make a worthwhile contribution;
find and review literature quickly and accurately;
choose a useful methodology;
ensure your data is sound;
select the right dissertation chair;
manage your time more effectively;
use the latest technology to make your job easier; and,
deal with the effects of the dissertation work on your life.
Follow these lessons, finish your dissertation sooner, and make a stronger impact on your academic community.
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Who this course is for:
- This course is meant for students beginning or in the middle of their dissertation.
Dr. Duncan Koerber has taught writing and communications courses for the past 12 years at eight Canadian universities to thousands of students.
Oxford University Press recently published his writing textbook, Clear, Precise, Direct: Strategies for Writing (2015). Available on Amazon, the book considers the seven most common errors (interfering factors) in writing and how to improve them (enhancing factors). His second book, Crisis Communication in Canada, is now out on Amazon from University of Toronto Press.
Currently a professor at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, Duncan Koerber worked for nearly 10 years in reporting and editing roles for the London Free Press, the Mississauga News, and the University of Toronto Medium. He has freelanced for magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star.
Duncan Koerber has been a successful freelance editor, earning a 95% success rating on Upwork.
Duncan Koerber has a bachelor of arts degree in English, Professional Writing, and Political Science from the University of Toronto (2001), a master of arts degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario (2003), and a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from York University and Ryerson University (2009).
His academic writing, which focuses on media and journalism history, writing pedagogy, and public relations crisis communication, has been published in the Canadian Journal of Communication, Public Relations Review, the Journal of Canadian Studies, Journalism History, Media History, Composition Studies, Canadian Journal of Media Studies, and Sport History Review.