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The Dissertation Proposal: Putting the Pieces Together

The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
-- Mark Twain

If you have finished your coursework and passed your comprehensive exams, then what stands between you and your degree is assembling your dissertation proposal. Completing a proposal is like doing a jigsaw puzzle with 1000 pieces. Dumping the pieces out on the table to get started, you may feel overwhelmed and confused about how to fit them all together into a recognizable picture.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Identify your general topic of interest.
  • Explore the literature in your area of interest.
  • Conceptualize the theoretical framework.
  • Develop the problem statement.
  • Assemble the purpose statement and research questions.
  • Identify the other essential pieces.

Join Dr. Kat Malinsky for this webinar February 4, 2015 at:

  • 1:00 p.m. Pacific
  • 2:00 p.m.  Mountain
  • 3:00 p.m.  Central
  • 4:00  p.m. Eastern

About the Presenter

About the Presenter

Dr. Kat Malinsky is a Dissertation Coach at ACW with a special talent for helping dissertation writers crystalize their topics.  As an Associate Professor at Argosy University, Dr. Kat Malinksy chaired over 100 dissertation committees. Dr. Kat holds a B.S. in Fine Arts Education from Hofstra University, an M.Ed. in International Administration and ESOL from Trenton State College in Mallorca, Spain, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Sarasota. Her teaching experiences range from elementary to graduate school. Beginning her career teaching art to elementary students in New York, she went on teach ESOL at the International School of Dusseldorf (ISD), Germany. After living overseas for more than 10 years, she returned to the U.S. to teach ESOL at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. She also served as a Core Instructor in the M.Ed. program at National-Louis University before beginning her tenure at Argosy University.


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