- 1. Fill out the application for the GSAS deposit and pay the processing charge of $85
- 2 Complete and electronically submit the mandatory Survey of Earned Doctorates
- 3 Please ensure that a PDF copy of your dissertation is uploaded and submitted
Why write a doctoral dissertation?
It is likely to be by far the longest piece of writing a student has ever done, and it becomes the most important piece of evidence on the academic job market, the fullest and most visible expression of a candidate’s intellectual values and accomplishments.The doctoral dissertation is the culminating product of graduate work, and it is likely to be the longest piece of writing a student has ever done.
How do I write a dissertation for an assistant professor?
The dissertation should also demonstrate the various skills that are expected to be possessed by assistant professors in literary studies. These skills include the ability to analyze literary texts, sophistication in the historical and/or theoretical framing of issues, and engagement in an ongoing scholarly conversation concerning important issues of current concern.
Should I publish my seminar paper or dissertation?
Publication is very desirable, but it should be done so in moderation. It is most beneficial when it can be converted from an existing draft (such as a dissertation chapter or seminar paper) into an article. In most cases, the length of the seminar papers will need to be increased, while the chapters of the dissertation will require reductions.