April 20th, 2010

Is your dissertation thesis hot? Or not?

Picking a dissertation topic can be rough. You want to do something interesting to you, relevant to your field, and new.

Plus, you have to get your mentor to sign off on it.

Now you can add hotness to your list of criteria – a new website Is My Theses Hot or Not will let others vote on your thesis statement. You can also see just how hot other topics are. I’m pleased to say that Information Literacy is fairly hot right now. Even hotter than lasers.

Of course, approval of website users probably won’t impress your mentor. That’s when you can turn to Chapter 4 of the Dissertation Manual: Selecting, Validating, and Managing the Dissertation Topic.

– Erin

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