A Great Dissertation Guide
While I was working on my prospectus I read a couple of "dissertation guides" and this one is really great. It is written by Sonja Foss (of "Foss, Foss and Trap" fame) and William Waters and is titled Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation (2007). This book is a great guide--it keeps things in the positive and works on keeping your confidence intact while you are going through the dissertation process. One especially good device is that it tells you approximately how many hours you should spend on each part of your dissertation. Another thing that really helps is that the folks who wrote this book are in our discipline...something that other books don't have.