Motivation and Encouragement for Dissertation Writers Across Disciplines

TD:D Blog Carnival: Volume 2, Edition 3

In online resources, TD:D Blog Carnival on August 19, 2010 at 6:44 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.

Balance

How to Be Alone by Tanya Davis

Struggling with the isolation that dissertation writing can bring?  Check out this video that provides a positive how-to for being by yourself.

Fear

Four Things You Can Learn From Your Lizard Brain by Tammy

This great article offers tips for how to respond to extreme fear – great for dissertation writers who are experience writing anxiety.

Writing Tips

Writing and Playing by Rob

Interesting post from a dissertation writer who practices “self-banishment” to get his writing done.

Starting a Dissertation Writing Group (In a Writing Center) by Billie Hara.

I’m a firm believer in dissertation writing groups and this great post discusses a lot of the reasons why.  Don’t forget to check out the excellent comments following the post.

Prioritizing

Is Your Dissertation One of Your Big Rocks by Nancy Whichard

Before reading this post, you might want to check out this video.  I love Whichard’s application of the big rocks metaphor to dissertation writing!

PhD Mom – Dissertation Writing by Anonymous

This is actually a series of posts in a forum responding to a woman who asks, in the midst of family responsibilities, “How do I best manage the interviewing schedule and travel for data collection? The writing stage? The space and time needed just to think things out?”

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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  1. […] 19, 2010 by Nancy Whichard To Do: Dissertation likes my using the rocks metaphor in “Is Your Dissertation One of Your Big Rocks?”   […]

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