Helpful articles provide motivation and problem-solving strategies for students pursuing their doctoral dissertations or Master’s theses.
These publications give advice for doing a dissertation (or thesis), which is typically skipped or skimmed in graduate seminars and classes. Articles focus on enhancing adviser and committee-member relationships, organizing useful support groups, speeding completion with time-management and organizational tricks, generating a motivating topic, eliminating literature review overwhelm, overcoming writer’s block, dealing effectively with negative feedback and criticism, psyching up for oral exams, and much more. Author and editor, Ronda Davé, PhD, bases these articles on her work with more than 1,000 graduate students from 15 institutions over 25 years.
MOTIVATING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION WORK
Balancing Your Thesis and Your Life
Using Positive Thinking to Counter Negativity
Time Management of Thesis Work
SOLVING THESIS AND DISSERTATION PROBLEMS
Generating a Motivating Topic
Improving Your Adviser Relationship