Hello! Hot weather, cool breezes, a few sprinkles here and there … this is perfect weather for writing your dissertation! Keep it moving. Our online challenges span 6 months each: Winter Challenge [January – July] and Summer Challenge [July – December.]
This is the Dissertation House On-line, Summer 2014 season! This page will be active from July 2014 – December 2014. You can participate in the online Dissertation House from any part of the world. Students join the Dissertation House (DH) from various states in the US and many countries in the world. The “DHers” who participate in person come from universities throughout Maryland, with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), and funding schools within the University System of Maryland.
Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale is your “Head Coach.” Dr. Carter-Veale will be conducting “in-person” Dissertation Houses at UMBC, UM College Park, the Summer Success Seminar at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Participants are required to blog in daily during their time in the Dissertation House, and are encouraged to continue blogging until they finish their dissertations.
Join us online using this page, from any state in the U.S. or any country in the world. Take the challenge to finish your dissertation!
To join us online:
- Go to the comment section below and introduce yourself (name, school, department.) Note: You may use your full name or an alias. If you have a blog, you may use your blogger ID, however, you do not need a username or password to participate.
- Tell us what you are working on and what you plan to accomplish today or over the next few days.
- Blog in daily, preferably twice a day (morning and afternoon/evening) to report your goals for the day, your daily accomplishments, and your goals for the next day.
We will repeat what we say each session: Our graduates and participants pushed (and we do mean that they pushed through adversities, complications, and issues) to finish sections, get chapter approval from advisors, complete drafts, pass proposals, pass defenses, and turn in their final documents. We want you to PUSH and FINISH!
This is your online community. Work hard. Go to the end. You’re slightly closer to being called “Dr.”