Title

In treatment: Writing beneath the surface

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Qualitative Inquiry

ISSN

1077-8004

Volume

16

Issue

8

DOI

10.1177/1077800410374028

First Page

674

Last Page

684

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Abstract

How a text is written influences what is written. The writing process involves more than grammar and sentence structure. The authors use Laurel Richardson’s “writing-story” to discuss the process of writing a dissertation. The authors share how they negotiated the advisor–advisee relationship throughout the dissertation process. Narratives are used to illustrate the differing perceptions experienced and negotiated within the advisor–advisee relationship. Mentoring emerging scholars requires knowledge of the student beyond evaluation of his or her manuscript. Five aspects writing frame the discussion: trust, communication, time, identity, and reflexivity.