1, 2, 3, and Dissertations

January 23rd is National Pie Day. Great holiday…love pie! But, for dissertation students, I’m unofficially designating today 1, 2, 3 Day. And, I encourage you to celebrate by taking this “holiday” to heart and applying it to your dissertation…

So, today’s National Pie Day. And, I could easily put together a fun post about dissertation-related pie flavors…

Since you insist, here’s eight to get you going…

  • Proposal Pumpkin Pie
  • Rhubarb Research-Design Pie
  • Problem-Statement Pecan Pie
  • Apple Topic Turnover
  • Case-Study Cherry Tart
  • Dissertation Blues-Berry Buckle
  • Peach Purpose-Statement Cobbler
  • French Silk Pie… because, chocolate!

But, wondered why is today National Pie Day? I have a theory. And, although my research uncovered no evidence to support this claim, I’m going to share it with you anyway…

Everyone’s heard the phrase “easy as pie.” Right? Well, it’s also “as easy as 1, 2, 3.” Right? And, today’s date is 1/23. Yes?

So, there you have it, National Pie Day is clearly a subliminal message that you should try to do things the easiest way possible. What’s things, specifically? Well, you’d probably need a Ph.D. (or at least be pretty close) to figure this all out. So, National Pie Day is clearly focused on one thing…your dissertation!

Well, I’m here to strip away the obfuscating layers. Let’s simply call today what it is, 1, 2, 3 Day!

Spend some time today reflecting on your dissertation and deciding what you can do to make your dissertation journey easier. You’re best positioned to make your dissertation easier when you’re choosing a topic and developing your research design. But, everyday is a good day to develop a mindset focused on making your dissertation easier, more feasible, and less stressful.

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Dr. Russell W. Strickland

RUSSELL STRICKLAND, Ph.D., has been referred to as a “rocket scientist turned management consultant.” In truth, he applies an eclectic body of work from astronomy and nuclear physics to dynamic inventory management to market research to each of his student engagements.

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