How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or ...

Author: David Sternberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466884700

Category: Study Aids

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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth-coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise)-the fine art of selecting a topic-writing the dissertation with ...

Author: David Joel Sternberg


ISBN: 0312396058

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth-coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise)-the fine art of selecting a topic-writing the dissertation with publication in mind-when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own-dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended-how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data-reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps"-defending your paper successfully-distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge-exploiting the career potential of your dissertation-and much, much more

Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation

Becker, H.S. (1986) Writing for social scientists: How to start and finish your thesis, book, or article, Chicago: University of ... Sternberg, D. (1981) How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation, New York: St. Martin's Press.

Author: Rita S. Brause

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135711504

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Increasing numbers of adults are enroling in doctoral programmes, but their earlier college lives often do not prepare them for the rules of the academic game. Many have no idea what a dissertation looks like, how it gets that way, or what options are available to them. This book is a practical guide for students who need help in progressing from the decision to write a dissertation to the planning, writing and defending of it. It includes samples of proposals and dissertations that have been accepted and data drawn from a number of sources, including focus groups with doctoral students and graduates and responses to an open-ended questionnaire from doctoral students across the United States.

The Dissertation Journey

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation Carol M. Roberts ... Doctoral dissertation, University of La Verne. Shulman, M. (2005). ... How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation.

Author: Carol M. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452295794

Category: Education

Page: 248

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It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework

The Dissertation Journey

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation Carol Roberts, Laura Hyatt. Roig, M. (2006). ... How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation. St. Martin's Press. Stone, W.C. (1962).

Author: Carol Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506373348

Category: Education

Page: 240

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How to reach the pinnacle of academic achievement The dissertation is a tough mountain to climb; half of all doctoral students never make it to the top. To overcome the practical, social, and psychological obstacles along the way, you need a knowledgeable guide and the right tools. This comprehensive how-to guide to developing and writing a quality dissertation provides: Expanded and updated coverage of crucial topics such as conducting a literature review, dissertation support groups, and harnessing technology to conduct research Progress tracking tools, sample forms, resource lists, and other user-friendly elements Thoroughly updated and revised chapters with the most current need-to-know information

Graduate Research

3 D. Sternberg, How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981). 4 D. Madsen, Successful Dissertations and Theses (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1983). 5J. B. Alcorn, Huastec Mayan Ethnobotany ...

Author: Robert V. Smith

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295802718

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Concise, encouraging, and filled with practical information, this book is a step-by-step guide for students in the life, natural, physical, and social-behavioral sciences. This third edition has been updated with information about new federal regulations governing research and acknowledges the importance of the internet and World Wide Web to today�s scientific community. It will be an invaluable resource not only for graduate students but also for undergraduates and high school students planning for the future.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Seventh Edition

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1981. 5. Strunk, William, and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. New York: Longman, 2004. 5. Williams, Joseph M. Style: Toward Clarity and ...

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226823385

Category: Reference

Page: 436

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Dewey. Bellow. Strauss. Friedman. The University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. Her Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, created from her years of experience with research projects across all fields, has sold more than seven million copies since it was first published in 1937. Now, with this seventh edition, Turabian’s Manual has undergone its most extensive revision, ensuring that it will remain the most valuable handbook for writers at every level—from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively submitting final manuscripts, to senior scholars who may be old hands at research and writing but less familiar with new media citation styles. Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the late Wayne C. Booth—the gifted team behind The Craft of Research—and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff combined their wide-ranging expertise to remake this classic resource. They preserve Turabian’s clear and practical advice while fully embracing the new modes of research, writing, and source citation brought about by the age of the Internet. Booth, Colomb, and Williams significantly expand the scope of previous editions by creating a guide, generous in length and tone, to the art of research and writing. Growing out of the authors’ best-selling Craft of Research, this new section provides students with an overview of every step of the research and writing process, from formulating the right questions to reading critically to building arguments and revising drafts. This leads naturally to the second part of the Manual for Writers, which offers an authoritative overview of citation practices in scholarly writing, as well as detailed information on the two main citation styles (“notes-bibliography” and “author-date”). This section has been fully revised to reflect the recommendations of the fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and to present an expanded array of source types and updated examples, including guidance on citing electronic sources. The final section of the book treats issues of style—the details that go into making a strong paper. Here writers will find advice on a wide range of topics, including punctuation, table formatting, and use of quotations. The appendix draws together everything writers need to know about formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission. This material has been thoroughly vetted by dissertation officials at colleges and universities across the country. This seventh edition of Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined—while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian.

Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

dissertation. They grow impatient with the many months of strange behavior—the falling-down-manhole ... (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992), and David Sternberg, How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation (New York: St. Martin's ...

Author: Stephen Van Evera

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801454448

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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"Stephen Van Evera's Guide to Methods makes an important contribution toward improving the use of case studies for theory development and testing in the social sciences. His trenchant and concise views on issues ranging from epistemology to specific research techniques manage to convey not only the methods but the ethos of research. This book is essential reading for social science students at all levels who aspire to conduct rigorous research."—Alexander L. George, Stanford University, and Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University "Van Evera has a keen awareness of the questions that arise in every phase of the political science research project—from initial conception to final presentation. Although others may not agree with all of his specific advice, all will appreciate his user-friendly introduction to what is sometimes seen as an abstract and difficult topic."—Timothy J. McKeown, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill For the last few years, Stephen Van Evera has greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer has now evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history—and for their advisers.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Eighth Edition

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation. NewYork: St. Martin's Griffin, 1981. 5. Strunk, William, and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 50th anniversary ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2009. 5.

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226816395

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today’s writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.

Qualitative Dissertation Methodology

The dissertation can no longer be defended. ... Retrieved from Peshkin, A. (1993). The goodness of qualitative ... How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation.

Author: Nathan Durdella

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506345178

Category: Education

Page: 440

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Designing and writing a qualitative dissertation methodology chapter can be done! Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods functions as a dissertation advisor to help students construct and write a qualitative methodological framework for their research. Drawing from the challenges author Nathan Durdella has experienced while supervising students, the book breaks down producing the dissertation chapter into smaller pieces and goes through each portion of the methodology process step by step. With a warm and supportive tone, he walks students through the process from the very start, from choosing chairs and developing qualitative support networks to outlining the qualitative chapter and delving into the writing. By the end of the book, students will have completed the most challenging chapter of a qualitative dissertation and laid a strong foundation for the rest of their dissertation work. Corresponding videos featuring the author help concepts come alive for your students. Learn more: Developing Skills in Formulating Qualitative Research Questions Key Skills in Writing a Qualitative Research Proposal Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class! Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

The Qualitative Dissertation

The first group is mandatory for anyone who wishes me to direct his / her dissertation ; the second group is ... and David J. Sternberg ( 1981 ) , How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation , New York : St. Martin's Press .

Author: Maria Piantanida

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 080396689X

Category: Education

Page: 273

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""""A must for faculty and students interested in understanding the multifarious nature of qualitative research."" Marilyn Llewellyn, Associate Professor Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA ""Piantanida and Garman have artfully portrayed the inquiry process, demystifying qualitative research and making it accessible to classroom teachers who wish to understand their practice and/or their professional lives through a qualitative lens." "Kathleen M. Ceroni, English Teacher Southmoreland Senior High School, Alverton, PA """"An invaluable text that can be referenced again and again. Helps allay the isolation and anxiety that many practitioners experience in their roles as doctoral students." "Lynn A. Richards, Elementary Classroom Teacher Mars Area Schools, Mars, PA """The Qualitative Dissertation" offers a unique look into the process of writing a qualitative dissertation and shows how cycles of deliberation, essential to qualitative studies, affect the outcome. Moving through,the cycles in research is like moving from one whirlpool to another in a fast-moving stream. This book offers both students and faculty a nonlinear pathway through the tough spots and pressure points to a finished product. The authors bring an interpretive perspective to qualitative research in education, exploring modes of inquiry that are particularly well suited to practice-based dissertation research. As co-facilitators of a qualitative dissertation study group, they have worked with more than fifty educational practitioners using a variety of research methods described in this book.Through vignettes, anecdotes, exemplars, and "think pieces," this book includes: Safeguards against common pitfalls students face Conceptualization through defense of the dissertation A Personal Research Profile Criteria for judging the merits of interpretive research

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Ninth Edition

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York: H. Holt, 1998. 5. Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright Law ... How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation.

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226430607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.

Structuring Your Research Thesis

N. Moore (2000) How to do research: The complete guide to designing and managing research projects (London: Library Association ... D. Sternberg (1981) How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation (New York: St. Martin's Press).

Author: Susan Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350315297

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Written in a lively and engaging style, this concise text helps students of all disciplines to structure their thesis in a clear, coherent and persuasive manner. It focuses on three core aspects of thesis structure and gives readers helpful guidance on ordering their ideas, making effective use of emphasis and achieving coherence in their writing. Enriched with insights from students and examiners, it shows students how to structure their thesis in a way that foregrounds the significance of their research. Packed with ideas for structuring theses effectively, this practical guide will be invaluable to thesis writers of all disciplines.

Thesis Writing for Master s and Ph D Program

Sternberg D. How to complete and survive a doctoral dissertation. New York: St. Martin's Press; 1981. 2. Ruger S. How to write a good PhD thesis and survive the viva. Knowledge media institute. Kents Hill: The Open University; 2016. 3.

Author: Subhash Chandra Parija

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811308901

Category: Medical

Page: 317

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This book on Thesis Writing for Master’s and Ph.D. program focuses on the difficulties students encounter with regard to choosing a guide; selecting an appropriate research title considering the available resources; conducting research; and ways to overcome the hardships they face while researching, writing and preparing their dissertation for submission. Thesis writing is an essential skill that medical and other postgraduates are expected to learn during their academic career as a mandatory partial requirement in order to receive the Master’s degree. However, at the majority of medical schools, writing a thesis is largely based on self-learning, which adds to the burden on students due to the tremendous amount of time spent learning the writing skills in addition to their exhausting clinical and academic work. Due to the difficulties faced during the early grooming years and lack of adequate guidance, acquiring writing skills continues to be a daunting task for most students. This book addresses these difficulties and deficiencies and provides comprehensive guidance, from selecting the research title to publishing in a scientific journal.

Being Bright is Not Enough

He attributes much failure to lack of support at the doctoral level-support which is available to students at lower levels of education. See Sternberg, David: How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation.

Author: Peggy Hawley

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398079246

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This third edition has been well revised and continues with the ideas expressed in the previous two editions. The details and reactions in light of experiences of the intervening years have been updated and expanded. This particularly interesting book is written from a student advocacy perspective, intended to speak to non-traditional students as well as those typical of past generations. Specific topics include: (1) how doctoral study differs from previous pursuits; (2) choosing a dissertation topic; (3) your chair, your committee, and you; (4) writing the proposal; (5) the dissertation; (6) defense of the thesis; and (7) spouses, family and friends. From the Preface: "Looking back upon my academic career, one of the memories that brings me the most pleasure are the words students used to pass along to each other, 'If you have a problem, go see Peggy Hawley.' My distress at seeing bright students drop out and my interest in social science research combined to provide the impetus for writing this book. On a year-long sabbatical leave I interviewed hundreds of doctoral students and dozens of professors across the nation. Then as professor emeritus, I finally found the time to put my thoughts into words . . . . " In making the unwritten rules of doctoral study more explicit, the author has attempted to be insightful rather than scientific, personal rather than objective, and practical rather than theoretical. This guide will therefore help to pave the way for those recipients who will pursue and capture academe's highest award: the terminal degree in a particular field of study.

The Graduate Grind

In literature for and about graduate students , the word survival is a staple in such typical titles as How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation ( Sternberg 1981 ) ; Survival of the Fittest ( S.P. Kerlin 1995 ) ; A Woman's ...

Author: Patricia H. Hinchey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815333978

Category: Education

Page: 173

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Introduction to Social Research

Long, T.J., Convey, J.J. and Chwalek, A.R. (1991) Completing Dissertations in the Behavioural Sci- ences and Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ... (1981) How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation. New York: St Martins.

Author: Keith F Punch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296165

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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In the new edition of Introduction to Social Research, Keith Punch takes a fresh look at the entire research process, from formulating a research question to writing up your research. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book focuses on matching research questions to appropriate methods. Offering concise, balanced coverage, this book clearly explains the underlying principles of social research and shows you how to put this understanding into practice. The third edition includes: A new chapter on literature searching and reviewing Expanded coverage of ethics A new section on using the internet in research A range of additional student learning features A brand new companion website including full-text journal articles, additional case studies and video tutorials. Using a range of examples from student research and published work, the book is an ideal introduction for any social science student taking a research methods course or embarking on their own undergraduate or postgraduate research project.

Transforming the Ivory Tower

I applied some of the recommendations from David Sternberg's (1981) How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation for my own academic survival, including prioritizing my commitments to ensure a focus on the task at hand, ...

Author: Brett C. Stockdill

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824860394

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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People outside and within colleges and universities often view these institutions as fair and reasonable, far removed from the inequalities that afflict society in general. Despite greater numbers of women, working class people, and people of color—as well as increased visibility for LGBTQ students and staff—over the past fifty years, universities remain “ivory towers” that perpetuate institutionalized forms of sexism, classism, racism, and homophobia. Transforming the Ivory Tower builds on the rich legacy of historical struggles to open universities to dissenting voices and oppressed groups. Each chapter is guided by a commitment to praxis—the idea that theoretical understandings of inequality must be applied to concrete strategies for change. The common misconception that racism, sexism, and homophobia no longer plague university life heightens the difficulty to dismantle the interlocking forms of oppression that undergird the ivory tower. Contributors demonstrate that women, LGBTQ people, and people of color continue to face systemic forms of bias and discrimination on campuses throughout the U.S. Curriculum and pedagogy, evaluation of scholarship, and the processes of tenure and promotion are all laden with inequities both blatant and covert. The contributors to this volume defy the pressure to assimilate by critically examining personal and collective struggles. Speaking from different social spaces and backgrounds, they analyze antiracist, feminist, and queer approaches to teaching and mentoring, research and writing, academic culture and practices, growth and development of disciplines, campus activism, university-community partnerships, and confronting privilege. Transforming the Ivory Tower will be required reading for all students, faculty, and administrators seeking to understand bias and discrimination in higher education and to engage in social justice work on and off college campuses. It offers a proactive approach encompassing institutional and cultural changes that foster respect, inclusion, and transformation. Contributors: Michael Armato , Rick Bonus, Jose Guillermo Zapata Calderon, Mary Yu Danico, Christina Gómez , David Naguib Pellow, Brett C. Stockdill, Linda Trinh Võ.