Motivation and Encouragement for Dissertation Writers Across Disciplines

TD:D Blog Carnival: Volume 2, Edition 2

In motivation, online resources, TD:D Blog Carnival on August 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

Welcome to another edition of the TD:D Blog Carnival!

Enjoy the posts and make sure to check back next week for another edition.


7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Writing by Seth Baker

“Procrastination is like leaving the headlights on in a parked car: it’s a slow drain on your mental battery. The longer the lights are on, the harder it is to get the engine started. By continually avoiding doing something you know you need to do, procrastination sucks the energy out of you.
This is doubly true for a task like writing.”

5 Tips For Writing More Productively During Your Editing and Revising Stage by Meggin McIntosh

“Writing is a recursive process. That is, you think, you write, you fix your writing, you think some more, you do a little research, you write more words, you edit, you get a good idea, and on it goes. Back and forth and around and around. There are times when you can just float around and take whatever time you need. However, most of us are under some kind of deadline and need to be as productive as possible when we write.”

New paths to “research productivity” by Roberto

“The intrinsic value of discovery, and the thrills of fame, are no longer or not only the principal movers for scientific production.”


The Frugal Introvert: Fifty Ways to Have Fun By Yourself on the Cheap by Trent Hamm

Need a break from your dissertation, but don’t want to be around other people?  Check out these tips on fun (and cheap) activities for introverts.

For Fun

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. by Matt

“Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is.  It’s hard to describe it in words.  So, I use pictures.”

Citation styles, Foucault, and power by Anton Angelo

“The very existence of over a 1,000 academic citation styles is a bald reflection of the splintering of academic discourse itself. Each is intended to simplify, codify and standardise references to academic thought, but the result is to obfuscate and strengthen the boundaries between disciplines.”

The TD:D blog carnival is published weekly on Thursday mornings.

If you would like to submit a post for the TD:D blog carnival, email your link to tododisseration[at]gmail[dot]com by the previous Wednesday at noon.


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