Peg Boyle Single

Peg Boyle Single is the author of Demystifying Dissertation Writing: A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text and an academic writing coach. She provides individual and group coaching to dissertation writers and faculty members through her Web site. Before pursuing writing full-time, she was the director of faculty mentoring, director of the Henderson Doctoral Fellowships for Equity and Diversity, and a research associate professor at the University of Vermont. Her hope is that doctoral programs offer writing seminars, doctoral students join writing groups, and dissertation writers learn habits of fluent writing. Her dream is to be the Potions Master at Hogwarts and to slip writing tips in between lessons on mixing Felix Felicis and Polyjuice potion.

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September 11, 2009
Peg Boyle Single wants to (briefly) discuss more issues raised by having too much material.
August 17, 2009
Among your first steps, writes Peg Boyle Single, are knowing your audience and dividing your material into key points.
July 27, 2009
Peg Boyle Single suggests ways to turn all of those articles, books and PDFs into chapters.
July 1, 2009
I’m writing this column because: (1) I used to stare at a blank screen, and (2) I’d like to save you a modicum of misery while you are writing your dissertation. Truth be told, I don’t want to save you a modicum of misery. Rather, if you struggle with writing, I hope that you will learn to love writing (yes, this is possible!). If you already enjoy writing, I want you to increase your enjoyment and fluency.

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