Peg Boyle Single

Demystifying the Dissertation


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.

Most Recent Articles

Procrastination -- II

May 26, 2010

Peg Boyle Single offers tips on how to make the best use of the time you have to write.


Procrastination - I

Apr 30, 2010

Peg Boyle Single considers how we put off writing -- and how to change our habits.


Perfectionism -- II

Apr 16, 2010

Peg Boyle Single identifies symptoms and treatments for a problem that can block writing.


Perfectionism - I

Mar 17, 2010

Peg Boyle Single explains how some of the qualities that got you into graduate school can make it extra hard to finish up.


A Writing Partner

Feb 26, 2010

Peg Boyle Single pays tribute to the four-legged friend who helped her complete so many projects.


Expert Advice

Dec 16, 2009

Peg Boyle Single interviews the authors of What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School.


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