Shaping the thesis and dissertation [electronic resource] : case studies of writers across the curriculum /Show full item record
|Title||Shaping the thesis and dissertation [electronic resource] : case studies of writers across the curriculum /|
|Author||Gonzalez, Angela Marta|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed Aug. 8, 2007).|
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2007.
Department of English; advisor, Carrie S. Leverenz.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
Shaping the Thesis and Dissertation: Case Studies of Writers across the Curriculum concentrates on how writers learn to conceptualize and produce texts during the high-stakes transition from graduate school into the profession: writing the thesis or dissertation. Using a theoretical framework informed by rhetorical studies of genre and a methodological approach of case studies, Gonzalez describes the writing histories and writing processes of five students as they begin crossing the textual bridge between writing as a graduate student to writing as a professional. The five writers featured represent different fields of study including art history, biblical interpretation, composition and rhetoric, journalism--advertising/public relations, and literature. These stories demonstrate the ways that multiple contexts--the individual, local, and disciplinary--impact thesis and dissertation writing.Shaping the Thesis and Dissertation presents four major findings.^First, advanced graduate students need the guidelines, direction, and models they previously received when encountering new genres in undergraduate and graduate courses. Second, graduate faculty across the curriculum increasingly acknowledge the need for explicit writing inst