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The Clockwork Muse

A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674135864

Publication Date: 03/15/1999

Academic Trade

128 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

2 tables


  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Clockwork Muse
  • 2. The Writing Schedule
    • Setting Priorities
    • The Writing Session
    • A Time to Write
    • Ideals and Constraints
    • Quiet Times
    • Keeping Your Momentum
    • A-Time and B-Time
  • 3. A Mountain with Stairs
    • Divide and Conquer
    • The Outline
    • Drafts and Revisions
  • 4. The Project Timetable
    • Estimating Length
    • Pacing Yourself
    • Deadlines
  • 5. The Mechanics of Progress
    • Getting Started
    • Moving Along
    • Closing
    • Storage and Retrieval
    • Road Maps and Benchmarks
    • Discipline and Flexibility
  • Notes
  • Index

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