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How to get out of a prospectus-dissertation-writing funk

I got some great advice about how to get out of a Prospectus-Dissertation-writing-funk/rut. – Do something everyday that pertains to the Dissertation, optimally at the same block of time. – Tackle easiest task first to get back into things. – If not able to write, then read something pertaining to dissertation to stay connected to […]

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PhD – I think I can do this!

Written when I was – Currently working on revising Prospectus. Framing things in terms of things I already accomplished is helpful, When I was preparing to take a 6 hr comprehensive exam, I approached it like preparing to teach two 3 hr classes! So, writing and revising a prospectus is like working on the Comprehensive […]

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Dissertation committee insight

Don’t choose a “safe” dissertation committee. Choose committee members who see and believe in the potential of your work! Never knew how important working with dissertation committee members are to stretching your own creativity and vision! So thankful.

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advice & tips on prospectus defense preparation:

I wrote this up for a friend who is defending his prospectus soon. So sharing it here. This is what I did or how I would prepare if I were doing it again… I jotted down reflections to the following questions in my journal. Be prepared to say – if/as you feel important, give very […]