Surviving a Bad Thesis or Dissertation Advisor

by Barbara von Diether, MEd, EdD There are bad thesis and dissertation advisors in every institution of higher education in every part of the world. Bad thesis and dissertations advisors cost students thousands of dollars, many months of unnecessary toil, […]

Why Should I Hire a Consultant to Help with My Dissertation Proposal?

(Hire a consultant for my dissertation proposal? Isn’t that what my dissertation chair and committee are for?) by Richard Pollard, Ph.D. Your Dissertation Proposal — Start Strong I’ve worked with a lot of doctoral students over the years and, until […]

The Beauty of Scholarship

By E. M. Levy In a time when people are communicating important information via Twitter and the very existence of facts is being questioned, the traditions of academic scholarship, built on the bedrock of logic and reason, are going to […]

3 Major Benefits Of Consulting A Professional Dissertation Advisor For Your Thesis Project

The dissertation writing process is long process for most graduate students. Regardless of the nature of the project or the academic field you are in, be prepared to work hard during the dissertation writing process. Some of the most strenuous […]

3 Cautionary Factors To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Dissertation Topic

Competition defines the world of academia. Just like in the business world, students strive to outdo each other. From classroom sit-in tests to lengthy research projects, every academic task is characterized by competition. This antagonistic spirit infects and affects all […]

Attaining a PhD

The journey towards receiving one of the highest honors in the academic world is not one that comes without peril. People brave enough to tread this path will face huge loads of course work, constant work scrutiny, research technique revision, […]

Research Is The Foundation For Strong Academic Assignments

Research is the one aspect of any paper that could potentially make or break the entire assignment. Done right, it could lead to positive feedback and accolades. Done wrong and you could bring about your own scholastic execution. Okay, so […]

Why to Cite and How to Format Citations in APA Style

Why should you cite sources in APA dissertations and APA papers? One reason is because it’s the right thing to do—giving credit to the originator of the idea or fact. Another reason is to demonstrate your manuscript isn’t a cobbled […]

Difference Between APA Paper Format and APA Dissertation Format

APA format is APA format, right? Well, yes and no. There are both commonalities and differences between APA paper format and APA dissertation format. Both can have headings, both can have in-text and parenthetical citations, both can have tables with […]

APA Format 101

Students pursuing doctoral degrees or master’s degrees in nursing, education, business, health, psychology, and other social sciences are typically required to follow APA format. So what is APA format? APA format is the style encouraged by the American Psychological Association, […]