Nudity and Dissertations

‘It’s gettin’ hot in here, so take off all your clothes!” July 14th is National Nude Day. You can celebrate by going au natural. Comfortable? Great! Now, let’s talk about stripping your dissertation down to the “bare” essentials… If you’ve been reading these daily missives with any regularity, you know that I focus a lot on […]

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With friends like these…

Your research advisor is your best friend throughout the dissertation process. He guides your work, provides encouragement, and shepherds your study through the dissertation committee. He is there to answer your questions and to ensure your progress. It is your advisor’s job to see to it that you graduate! Your working relationship with your research advisor […]

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What have you done for me lately?

Do you ever feel like your dissertation would ask you this question if it could? Have you bee making steady progress only to “stall out” recently? Is your dissertation still a blank Word document taunting you every time you open the file? You will almost certainly hit a roadblock that completely halts your progress at some […]

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Kicking the ABD Habit

The dissertation is a unique project in all of academia. Even the most accomplished students find that they are often unprepared for the varied skills, rigorous organization, and massive scope of effort required to complete their dissertations. These factors, amongst others, conspire to prevent fully half of all doctoral students from ever earning their degree. […]

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