Dr. Laura L. Runge
ENG 6005 Scholarly Writing and Research
Class Objectives: Reflect on writing practice and goals
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Lennon
Discuss Prospectus writing -- review samples
Discuss the chapter organization and transitions in a book
Discuss blog readings - current events in publishing
Due for today:
4 Sample Prospectuses(in documents)
PhD Handbook on Prospectus
Post #11 Current events in publication
Notes and Discussion Questions:
From the Handbook
The dissertation prospectus should reflect considerable preliminary investigation of the topic and should be a detailed but not restrictive description that defines, outlines, and justifies the research objectives. To accomplish these objectives, the prospectus should include the following:
3: Sanders, chaps 1-2
Pay particular attention to the ways in which she organizes the chapters. What headings and subheadings does she use?
What logic is involved in this organization? Were there other choices?
What internal conventions or phrases does she use to make organizational signposts?
What types of transitions are used: additive, numerical, substantive, thematic, linguistic, temporal, others?
What makes for effective / ineffective transition?
what makes for effective / ineffective organization?
4: Discussion of Current Events