Resources

Ta-Da! Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished CD-Rom

October 26, 2011

TA-DA! Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished™ is a CD-ROM resource tool that introduces all the comprehensive coaching and workshop strategies, techniques, tips and tools that Dr. Wendy Carter has used to help hundreds of students finish their degrees in less time, …

Not Another Boring Lecture – Gina’s Newsletter Prep

September 22, 2011

As I prepared to “teach” you how to achieve “quick and easy class planning,” I realized that I needed to practice what I preach. Here are the steps I took in working on this newsletter article. 1. I asked myself …

What is Tenure Coaching?

September 22, 2011

Getting tenure may be one of the most long, complicated and difficult quests that one can face. It is much easier and doable if you have a coach. Find out what a tenure coach does… If you are a junior …

Visual Thesaurus: I Swear by This Tool!

December 26, 2007

This is one of the coolest uses of the Internet for writers. Whether you are writing a dissertation or revising something for publication, try this out! The Visual Thesaurus is interactive and helps you look at language in a new …

Wikis

October 26, 2007

Wondering about Wiki’s? Check out the PB Wiki Tour!  It’s an easy-to-use web page that multiple people can edit.  Use PBwiki to make a wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich — free.  PB Wiki’s are advertisement free when …

LifeJournal Software

July 26, 2007

A lot of graduate students writing their dissertation or professors writing articles have trouble with free writing. This is the kind of writing you should be doing to “find out what you’re thinking,” to jump start yourself when you are …

Checklist – How I got organized!

May 26, 2007

This is the software that I use to keep all my “to do” lists organized. Add this intuitively easy checklist software to your desktop – it allows for timing of tasks, simple hierarchical lists, and many different simultaneous lists. The …

Take a Breather

October 26, 2006

Academics tend to overthink, overanalyze, and become overanxious. This is a particularly pleasant relaxation video that takes just a moment to enjoy. Take a Breather today.   You work hard. You play hard. You need to relax. Visit this site, …

An Example of a Poorly Formatted Page (Apply This to Your Lectures)

October 26, 2006

Read the non-formatted version of the September 1, 2005 newsletter, and see why it is important to pay attention to the form of your lectures and not just the content. Not Another Boring Lecture! (Boring Version) Sick and tired of …

My Favorite Dissertation Coach (Besides Me and the Academic Ladder Team)

October 26, 2005

Here is the site of my esteemed colleague, Dr. Mary McKinney. You will find that her site, Successful Academic, is loaded with great articles, tips and information that will help you at any point in your academic career, from graduate …