- xiv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Contents: The hidden transition -- The rhetoric of student writing -- The rhetoric of graduate and professional writing -- Relations with advisors -- Getting the work done -- Writing blocks -- A note to international students -- Looking ahead.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "From Student to Scholar guides graduate students through the "hidden" developmental transition required in writing a dissertation and moving beyond, to become a successful scholar. Identifying common rhetorical challenges across disciplines, author Hjortshoj demonstrates how to accommodate evolving audiences, motivations, standards, processes, and timelines. One full chapter has been devoted to "writing blocks", and another offers advice to international and non-native English students. The text also offers advice for managing relations with advisors and preparing for the diverse careers that PhDs, trained primarily as research specialists, actually enter. On the basis of more than thirty years of consultations with graduate students, this volume is an important addition to graduate thesis seminars and composition courses, as well as an invaluable reference for writing centers, workshops, and learning support centers"--