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Tips for Writing a Dissertation

Harvard University's Peter K. Hall has some suggestions for writing dissertations in comparative politics. Of interest to political science students is that his suggestions are not necessarily specific to dissertations--the suggestions are sound advice for all writers. Here is a summary of his advice:

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What NOT To Do:

For more information, see Hall, Peter K. "Helpful Hints for Writing Dissertations in Comparative Politics." PS: Political Science and Politics (December 1990): 596- 98.

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