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Dissertation: an Architecture Student's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about writing a dissertation. It clearly navigates the student through the whole process of starting, writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation, as well as suggesting what to do after the dissertation has been completed.

Subjects covered include how to write a proposal, which research methodologies and techniques to adopt, which libraries and ...

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Overview

Dissertation: an Architecture Student's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about writing a dissertation. It clearly navigates the student through the whole process of starting, writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation, as well as suggesting what to do after the dissertation has been completed.

Subjects covered include how to write a proposal, which research methodologies and techniques to adopt, which libraries and archives to utilise (including special architectural resources on the internet), as well as how to structure, reference and illustrate it.

Dissertation also takes architecture students into new terrains, suggesting alternative methods of undertaking dissertations, whether as video, prose writing, multimedia or other forms of expression.

• Learn how to organise and direct your studies with this clear and accessible guide
• Extracts from first class UK and US dissertations provide inspiration to get better marks
• Get advice from an experienced international author team

Audience: Worldwide architecture tutors and students.

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This guide helps the architecture student navigate through the entire process of starting, writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation. It also suggests what to do after the dissertation is completed. Subjects covered include the proposal, research methodologies, libraries and archives, the internet, and structuring, referencing, and illustrating the final submission. In all of these areas, the book explains what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and what dangers to look out for. Borden teaches architectural history and theory at The Bartlett, University College London; R<:u>edi teaches architecture at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750647694
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/1900
  • Series: Architectural Students Handbooks
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Katerina Rüedi Ray is the Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. From 1996 to 2002 she was the Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London, UK and has a masters and a doctoral degree in architecture from the University of London, UK. She has taught architectural design and theory at the Architectural Association, The Bartlett School and Kingston University, UK before taking up the position at UIC in 1997 and at BGSU in 2002. Her work as an architect has won various European design awards; as an artist she has exhibited work in the UK and Italy. As an academic she has acted as a visiting professor, critic and lecturer at European and north-American architecture and art schools. Her research focuses on design, art and architectural education, interdisciplinarity and identity politics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Write a Dissertation?; What is a Dissertation?, Selecting a Dissertation Subject, Assessing a Dissertation Subject, Choosing and Working with a Supervisor, Writing a Proposal; Researching, What is Research?, Historical and Critical Methodology, Research Techniques, Libraries and Archives, The Internet; Preparing, Structuring a Dissertation, Working Methods, Illustrations, Referencing, Bibliographies, Plagiarism, Submitting a Draft, Word-Processing, Alternative Dissertations; Presenting, General Presentation, Illustrations, Computer Software, Assessment Criteria, Oral Examinations; Afterwards, Further Research and Study, Publications, Troubleshooting; Index

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