From Dr. Wendy Carter of TA-DA! Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished

A Good Thesis or Dissertation Is a Done Thesis or Dissertation

Monday, July 09, 2007

10 Mistakes Graduate Students Should Avoid

July 4th is over. What will you do with the rest of your summer? No more excuses. Join us in our three week (July 9-27, 2007) TA-DA Summer Break Challenge* which begins today. Join our on-line writing group. Check in daily or weekly. We at the University of Maryland will be meeting daily from 9-5pm to work on our proposals, theses, and dissertations. *(see Wed. July 4th post below for Challenge details)

Mistake #5: Piling Up 'Incompletes' on Your Transcripts and/or Taking Too Long to Complete Your Work

. . Are you a workaholic who is never satisfied with the quality of work you are able to produce within the timeframe of a semester? If so, have you piled up a number of “incompletes” so that you could take the time to improve your work before turning it in? . . . Piling up a number of incompletes signals to professors that you cannot finish what you start. If you cannot complete your assignments within a semester, professors become leery that you will ever be able to finish your degree within a reasonable amount of time given that you have to set your own deadline. Read the entire article.