Motivation and Encouragement for Dissertation Writers Across Disciplines

TD:D Blog Carnival: Volume 3, Edition 3

In TD:D Blog Carnival on September 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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

I’m making this list a little short this week since it’s stormy in my neck of the woods and I want to post this soon in case I lose power… Good thing my dissertation writing and reading is done for the day!

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

The (Proposal) Defense

Preparing for Defense of Proposal by E. Alana James

“The proposal defense is one of the high stakes tests of doctoral education, and one where everyone learns – the committee learn from each other and the student from the committee.  One of the biggest snags is lack of correspondence in topics between the three chapters – this video helps identify that issue.”

Writing Tips

What I Wish I’d Known from The Academic Writing Club

“Because sometimes we can benefit from their wisdom, and because sometimes we just need a few tips, we asked our fans and friends to send us their tips for completing their thesis or dissertation, so we could share them with you.”

This is a great free download of tips collected from dissertation finishers from across disciplines.  Definitely a must read!

29 Steps, 1078 Hours by wwaters8400

“We’re big fans of making the dissertation into a series of small, concrete steps. That way, the dissertation seems doable, and you always know exactly what you have to do on it. One good place to do this is in conceptualizing the basic processes of the dissertation. There are 29 of them. Already, the dissertation seems more manageable, doesn’t it?”

The TD:D blog carnival is published weekly on Thursdays.

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


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