I am the creator of Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished™. Many of you know it as TA-DA. TA-DA encompasses many of the tips tools and techniques I used to complete my own thesis and dissertation. I use many of these techniques to help graduate students complete their degree.
For example I strongly recommend using mini-self imposed deadlines. Deadlines are a fantastic motivator. I suggest using deadlines to complete all of your writing, including the chapters of your master’s thesis of dissertation. Those of you who are using our TA-DA™ program are already familiar with this foundational strategy … for example, using a conference submissions deadline as a motivator to get one of your thesis/dissertation chapters finished.
It’s also important to set a continuum of deadlines. After clearing a major hurdle – such as defending a thesis or dissertation proposal – many students want to take a break from writing. If you find that you need a break after the completion of a major task, by all means take one – but only after setting a date for when you plan to begin writing again, as well as a deadline for when your next task must be completed.
Create your own online TA-DA todo lists. Check off the items you have been able to accomplish daily .