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The “Get Unstuck and Get Started” Tools
  • Write Before You’re Ready: First Steps to Avoiding Writer’s Block
  • Academic Writer’s Block Wizard
The “Get Organized and Stay Motivated” Tools
  • Procrastinate Less, Write More
  • The “Unschedule”
  • 10 Ways of Thinking that Lead to Procrastination
  • Six Steps for Creating Your Own Mini-Deadlines
The “Writing and Revising your Dissertation” Tools
  • Mind Mapping (PDF)
  • Mind Map Example (PDF)
  • Dissertation Revision Techniques (PDF)
The “Be Kind to Yourself Even Though You’re in Grad School” Tools
  • Self-Assessment: “Do You Deserve a Ph.D.?” Find out if you have Ph.D. Impostor Syndrome!
  • Positive Affirmations for Academic Writers
  • A Chart for Living a Balanced Life (Even if You’re a Graduate Student)
  • Balanced Life Reward Chart pdf (supply your own gold stars)
  • Balanced Life Reward Chart Word document
  • Balanced Life Reward Chart Example
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