Completing a thesis or dissertation requires hard work, discipline, and consistent help from a community of supporters. Together with some SAGE authors, we are happy to present a contest for the chance to win some extra help from experts who are adept at dissertation completion!
To enter the contest, leave a comment on this picture on Facebook by April 15, 2014 with an answer to the following question:
What is your most helpful tip for finishing a dissertation or thesis?
E. Alana James and Tracesea H. Slater, authors of the new SAGE title Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster are graciously offering the following three prizes:
1st Place: Membership to Doctoral Net, offering support from expert authors and professors (worth $480)
2nd Place: 6 months of dissertation support through Doctoral Net Academy (worth $90)
3rd Place: A copy of Writing your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster by E. Alana James & Tracesea H. Slater
Winners will be chosen by in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the entry period. By adding a comment, you agree to the Official Rules below.
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PRIZE DETAILS: A total of three (3) prizes will be awarded. The first prize winner will receive one (1) membership to DoctoralNet valued at no more than Four Hundred Eighty U.S. Dollars ($480.00 USD). The second prize winner will receive six months of dissertation support through DoctoralNet Academy valued at no more than Ninety U.S. Dollars ($90.00 USD). The third prize winner will receive one copy of Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation or Thesis Faster by E. Alana James & Tracesea H. Slater valued at no more than Forty U.S. Dollars ($40.00 USD). The Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute the prize of equal or greater value (including cash) in the event the stated prize is unavailable. Prize cannot be substituted, redeemed for cash or transferred except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules. The refusal by an entrant to accept a prize releases and forever discharges the Sponsor of all obligations related to the prize, including delivery, and this promotion. Any costs associated with a prize that are not described in these Official Rules are the responsibility of the winner.
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