Welcome to the Dissertation House On-line, Winter 2013 edition. Last season, we had several graduates and several participants who pushed to finish sections, get chapter approval from advisors, complete drafts, and pass proposals. If you’ve joined us in the past, and you are still not finished with your dissertation, you can join us again. This page is dedicated to all of you who will be spending the next several months working on your dissertations. This page will be open from January 2013 until July 2013. It will cover the period of our Winter Dissertation House, and will continue throughout the winter break, the spring semester, and the first part of the summer. A new page will begin once we near the Summer 2013 Dissertation House season in July.
Participants in our “in-person” Dissertation House sessions on campus are required to blog daily during the workshop and are encouraged to continue to blog until they finish their dissertations. You don’t have to be graduate student of the University System of Maryland to participate in the online version of the Dissertation House. Join the larger academic community of dissertation writers across the globe. Start posting your goals for the next six months here.
Are you working on your comprehensive exams? For your exam, how many questions do you have to answer? How many days to you have until you have to submit the exam? Give yourself a deadline for each answer.
Do you want to complete your proposal? Did you apply for IRB approval? How many interviews can you transcribe in a few months? How about completing that methods, results, discussion chapter, or literature review? Pick one. Within the next several months, what will you have accomplished on your dissertation? Plan now to make daily forward progress.
This is a collaborative effort. Why work alone, when you have an online community? Join us. Don’t be shy, you don’t even have to use your real name. Focus on completing your degree. Set some intermediate deadlines. Remember to keep your goals manageable and measurable (in bite-sized pieces). Simply put use this site to keep yourself accountable and to post your to-do lists.
Welcome to the Winter 2013 Challenge (January – July 2013)! We look forward to celebrating your completion with you!
- Winter Dissertation House – Coming January 22-25, 2013 (dissertationhouse.wordpress.com)