Dissertation News: Dissertation Help for Grad Students

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