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

A Good Thesis or Dissertation Is a Done Thesis or Dissertation

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Making Progress When You Don't Feel Like Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation

To finish your degree, you have to establish several mini-goals for the end of the year and start working towards them.

What is it you want to cross off your to-do list this year instead of rolling over to next year’s resolution list? Perhaps you are looking forward to making significant progress on your thesis or dissertation before the end of the year. Be specific. How many pages/chapters would you have to finish for you to feel like you have made significant progress?

Read the entire article, Making Progress When You Don't Feel Like Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Do You Really Want To Finish? Here’s How!

Welcome to all our new subscribers!

I am starting my Spring Break here in Maryland. Generally to a graduate student, Spring Break does not have the same meaning it once did. You still have to keep working. If you are writing your thesis or dissertation and or planning to graduate this May, you definitely cannot take a break.

This newsletter is dedicated those of you who are within 6 months of graduation.
Are you almost, but not quite, finished with your thesis or dissertation? This is a very critical time. Now that most of the work is done, it’s easy to begin slacking off … I’ve seen far too many students fail because of complacency at this point in the process. Now it’s more important than ever to buckle down, keep working hard, and finish strong.

Even during this final phase of your project, TA-DA! can help you stay motivated and on track. Following are some key ways you can keep from stalling the completion of your dissertation or thesis, and finally feel the excitement of finishing that degree! Read More . . .

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Friday, February 20, 2009


I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jerry D. Bryan, who just earned his Ph.D. in management and organizational leadership at the ripe young age of 60. Though his age does make his situation a bit unusual, the issues and challenges he faced during the almost six years he spent pursuing his degree are pretty typical of all graduate students.

I wanted to share our conversation, because I felt that many of you could benefit from Dr. Bryan’s personal journey, and what he learned along the way. I’ve added my own helpful advice in italics, as well!!!

Read and learn …

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Monday, September 08, 2008

How to Write a Thesis or Dissertation Using Academic Language

Unless you have written many formal documents before, you might be surprised how difficult it can be to write a thesis or dissertation. When writing a thesis or dissertation, your style should be formal and similar to what you find in the scholarly journals of your discipline.

Review journal articles in your discipline to get a sense of what is expected in terms of structure, style and language. Thorough reading of current journals will also help give you a sense of the “hot” topics in your field along with the most common key words and phrases. Click here to read the entire article of tips for writing a thesis or dissertation using academic language.

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