This course focuses on one-to-one work between the candidate and their dissertation chair (course instructor). The candidate will work with their dissertation chair and other committee members to develop dissertation chapter(s). The focus is on the writing of the chapters and individual guidance from the dissertation chair. This is an independent study course that utilizes online discussion, written and verbal feedback from the dissertation chair and interactions by phone, email, face-to-face meetings and/or virtual meetings. At the completion of EDL 771, students will have completed purpose statement, research questions, and draft of Chapter One.