* Seventy professors share their tips, techniques, and strategies for overcoming roadblocks to the completion of a thesis or dissertation. * Many of the professors share their personal experiences in completing their dissertations. With hindsight, they offer advice based on these experiences. The personal nature of these essays makes fascinating reading. * The professors' contributions cover a wide range of topics including * selecting a topic, * selecting a chair and a committee, * working with the chair and committee, * selecting literature to review, * writing a literature review, * time management, * overcoming writer's block, * overcoming anxiety, * putting the thesis/dissertation into proper perspective, * establishing support groups, * understanding the role of the dissertation in professional development, * and many others! * This in-their-own-words book allows students to select the advice that is best suited to their situations and work styles. * Running sidebars throughout the book help students locate information on the matters with which they need help. * Ideal for independent reading by your students or use each of the contributions as a discussion topic in a thesis/dissertation preparation course.