Remising the Dissertation

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Remising the Dissertation

  1. 1. Remixing the Dissertation: 15 Strategies for CultivatingDeep Revision While Minimizing Writer’s Block Jason Palmeri (Miami University)
  2. 2. The Journey from Diss to Book
  3. 3. 1) Treat Diss as a Commonplace Book
  4. 4. 2) Take a year to recover
  5. 5. 3) Develop related “side” projects
  6. 6. 4) Revisit the Detritus of the Diss
  7. 7. 5) Gather new data
  8. 8. 6) Use conferences to spur revision
  9. 9. 7) Refine your “elevator pitch”
  10. 10. 8) Use audience as focusing force
  11. 11. 9) Value Informal Composing
  12. 12. 10) Radically Re-Arrange the Chapters
  13. 13. 11) Reclaim your sense of voice
  14. 14. 12) Scaffold your writing “assignment”
  15. 15. 13) Kill the internet (temporarily)
  16. 16. 14) Form a writing group
  17. 17. 15) Write the proposal from scratch

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