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Second Holiday Writing Challenge

November 25, 2016

  Here’s a little boost for those who need a little kickstart to write over the holidays.  I first offered a Holiday Writing Challenge in 2005! It’s about time to do it again.  Here’s what you do: Post in the comment section: …

Dissertation Coaching: What is it and Can it Help Me?

September 22, 2011

Wondering if you might need dissertation help? Writing a dissertation can be a long and lonely struggle, and a dissertation coach can help immeasurably. Learn more about dissertation coaching. Need Dissertation Help? Writing a Dissertation is Not a Bowl of …

The Endless Dissertation

September 22, 2011

Completing the Dissertation… Take this dissertation assessment to help you determine if you are doing all it takes to finish your thesis. Respond to these few simple questions to find out where you stand and what might be holding you …

Saying “Yes” to “No”

September 22, 2011

By the time graduate students have accomplished all the requirements of the degree (except the dissertation,) they are experts at saying “yes”. “Yes” to hard work, “yes” to putting their needs aside while they study for qualifying exams and “yes” …

Taking Care of Business: Planning Your Career Now

September 22, 2011

Difficulty writing your dissertation can be caused by fear about the future. Writing an academic career plan based on a business model can highlight areas that need work in your career planning. Do you want an academic career? Have you …

The Party’s Over… Getting Back to the Dissertation

September 22, 2011

Graduate students who have difficulty getting back to their dissertation after a break will find these helpful tips useful. Using Robert Boice’s tips from Professors as Writers, you can get back to the dissertation. As you work on your thesis …

Dissertation Writing: Make Good Use of Your Free Time!

September 22, 2011

Do you have trouble taking advantage of unstructured time? Do you plan on getting lots of writing done, then realize you’ve done nothing? Here are some hints for not wasting that time. If you’d like to see the humorous “what …

Protect Your Dream at Dysfunctional Family Get Togethers

December 28, 2006

Let’s face it; all families are dysfunctional. Dissertation writers need to protect themselves during the holidays. After all, it’s a perfect time for Aunt Agnes to ask, “Are you done with that paper you’ve been writing all these years, dear?” …

How to Choose a Dissertation Topic

September 1, 2006

Finding a dissertation topic is so important, and so difficult. Some graduate students are given their dissertation topic by their advisor, or are confined by the data set that is available. Others are left to their own devices and struggle …

Don’t Waste Your Summer: Write Your Dissertation and Have Fun, Too

May 18, 2006

Avoid another summer of getting little done on your dissertation while you barely enjoy your free time. Follow these steps for a productive, fun-filled summer. I originally wrote this article for the All-But-Dissertation Survival Guide, for the May 19, 2005 …