You say you don’t have time to work on your dissertation, I challenge you to see what you can get done in 4 days. On July 5-9 we begin the Dissertation House at UMBC. Join us on- line as we work on setting some short goals to accomplish over the next 4 days. Even if you haven’t worked on your dissertation or thesis, or proposal in a long time, pick it up and dust if off. Can you organize the literature by topic and put the bibliography together? Can you create an outline, can you create a flow diagram that explains your literature review? Can you download and read the requirements for submission, the format guidelines, the deadlines? Can you write your cover page, table of contents, acknowledgment page, committee signature page, abstract, etc.
Tick tock, tick tock,….it’s 2 days until Dissertation House at UMBC! I am looking forward to meeting new students and looking forward to hearing from others online as well. Is this you last summer working on your dissertation or it is your first? For some it will be both, for others it might be their 3rd or 4th. Either way you have to make a decision about how you will spend your time and how productive you will be. June is over and July is here. You can’t look back and wished that you had worked harder; you have an opportunity to start again everyday. Is today your day? What will you accomplish on your dissertation today. Today I will send out 2 emails and write an revise an introduction to a paper that I am trying to write. I wish I could say I will write the methods section and create a figure but that would be a bonus. I am setting realistic goals and so should you.
Get ready, Tuesday will be here before you know it.
If you will be joining us click on Thesis and Dissertation Challenge and post your comment on what you will be working on for the next four days.