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(05) Which of our services do you need?
Rewriting (for example, for language clarity, help incorporating committee suggestions)
Developmental editing / content advisement / organizing presentation of research
Research guidance, review of research
General consultation / defense
Copyediting / formatting
Our editors will not perform research or write original content for students, and our statisticians will not answer homework or test questions.
(06) Is this the proposal or the final thesis/dissertation?
(07) What is your hypothesis, topic, and thesis statement?
(08) What is your college/university and academic department?
(09) When is your deadline for this portion? When is your deadline for the completion of the entire project?
(10) Currently, how many pages have you completed? How many pages are required for your final product?
(11) Does your work need to be in a particular format (e.g., Chicago, Turabian, APA, MLA)?
(12) What are your needs with regard to figures/tables/charts?
(13) Will your advisor be working with you from scratch or from a prior draft?
(14) What is your budget for the entire project/consulting arrangement?
(15) The name(s) of the advisors(s) you'd like to contact:
(16) How did you learn about our service? (e.g., name of website, name of search engine)
Attach a writing sample. Your name must appear in the document you submit, or it can be the name of the document (e.g., joesmith.doc).
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THESIS AND DISSERTATION WRITING CONSULTANTS
Lynetta Campbell: SPSS, SAS, JMP, R, logistic regression, exploratory data analysis, engineering data analysis, linear modeling, quantitative modeling, quantitative forecasting, hierarchical modeling, regression methods, qualitative survey data, linear model analysis
B Collins: applied social psychology, research methods and assessments, communications, criminal justice, culture/ethnicity, empirical research, ethics/morality, health, interpersonal processes, organizational behavior, person perception, social influence, prejudice/stereotyping.
Elizabeth Pearman: educational psychology, educational program evaluation, education research methods.
Wes Russell: Statistical Data Analysis, Mathematical Statistician, Business Data Analyist, Research Statistician, Analysis of Data, Statistical Consulting for Graduate Students.
Chris Tomei: Slavic studies, humanities, computational linguistics, linguistic theory, Russian, comparative literature, folklore, modernism and women's studies, international relations, comparative culture, indexer of scholarly books.
Barbara von Diether: research strategies, scholarly writing, education administration, education technology, secondary education, curriculum development, needs assessment, education leadership, instructional design, instructional media, advertising, business administration, business management, business and educational leadership training and development, communications.
Madge Wallace is a professional freelance indexer. She creates indexes found at the back of nonfiction books. When an index is done according to generally accepted indexing standards, it performs flawlessly. The reader finds what he is looking for and doesn’t give the index a second thought. On the other hand, if the index is poorly done, the reader becomes frustrated and will likely move on to the next book. Worse yet, a nonfiction book published without an index may not be taken seriously by the publishing industry. In short, a good index enhances the value of a book to readers, reviewers, librarians, instructors, and researchers. It is a mark of a serious book.
Our capstone, thesis, and dissertation consultants help graduate students
prepare for their preliminary or comprehensive examinations--written and oral.
Comprehensive exams vary by institution as to length and difficulty. The student who expects to pass the comprehensive examinations should spend many hours studying course notes and notes from graduate-level lectures that were recommended by the department, paying special attention to material directly related to the student's field of research.
The well-prepared student takes plenty of notes during all courses that are required for a degree. The comprehensive exams do not cover every topic in every class; instead, the student who passes comprehensive exams demonstrates a synthesis of knowledge obtained throughout the years of study. The student may be asked to construct a brief research proposal that includes possible research questions, related theories, and research methods that would constitute a research proposal. The student should memorize important citations by name and year, particularly those that are germinal to the area of study. Doctoral learners must pass their comps in order to proceed to the dissertation writing phase.
Know the mission statement of the department. Mission statements contain keywords that should be used in the answers to comprehensive questions, where appropriate. They represent the core knowledge and values their student should represent upon graduation.
Most universities allow a student to retake the prelims/comps a second time if the first was failed. A failure usually means a long delay in graduation. You may need to wait 6-12 months to retake the complete exam or the portion you failed. The student is not granted a degree if a second attempt results in a second failure.
The comprehensive exam is considered the bridge between your coursework and your dissertation, thesis, or capstone. Your committee members will give you an idea of the questions that will constitute the full exam. Our consultants can then pose questions for practice and review your answers.