Writer’s Block

A Texas Doc-Talker wrote
Help. Here I sit reading news groups and procrastinating. The dissertation needs to be in by June and I have this paralyzing attack of writer’s block. Do any of you PhDs or soon-to-be PhDs out there have any suggestions for overcoming this problem? They’d be greatly appreciated.

Dr. Davé answers:
Dear Doc-talker, The standard approaches to dealing with writer’s block are to: Continue reading

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Working with a Difficult Graduate Adviser

One Troubled Foreign Doc-talker wrote:

What I’d like to see are some suggestions for conflict management in the situation where essentially the supervisor’s guts and existence are heartily hated by other instructors, and, the supervisor has a psychological kink and seems to hate his students after an initial honeymoon period, Continue reading