Blue Jeans and Dissertations

February 26th is Levi Strauss’s birthday. Does your dissertation fit you like a soft, warm pair of jeans or a horse-hair shirt? Read on to find out which describes you, and which is best…

Some students find the dissertation to be overly formal, like a sequined evening gown or a white-tie tuxedo. Admittedly, there are rigid standards to be followed. And, what with all of the APA-style, anthropomorphism, and alignment prattle, it can be quite easy to reach that conclusion.

Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. Students who feel somewhat corseted or like the collar’s a little tight tend to remain mindful of finishing.

But, then there are the students who relax into their dissertations like their favorite pair of jeans. They love their dissertations. They’re comfortable with their topic, like a relationship with an old friend.

These folks spend a lot of time with their dissertations — a lot of time. Andy Warhol once said, “I want to die with my blue jeans on.” If you’re not careful, your doctoral aspirations can die in those comfortable blue jeans.

Need to add a little starch to your dissertation jeans? Or maybe you’re the opposite, and you feel so stiff in your dissertation that you just can’t move.

If either of these extremes applies to you, click here to schedule a quick, 15-minute chat with me to see if you’re a good fit for our Fast Track Your Dissertation Coaching Program. If you are, then I’ll invite you to join the fastest group of dissertation students out there and help you to reach graduation a good year or two faster than you would on your own.

If you need extra support and guidance to make it to graduation, I may be able to help. If you'd like to find out whether you qualify for the support we offer throughout the dissertation process, then...

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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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