Saturday, January 20, 2007

Dissertation planning resource

I just discovered Complete Your Dissertation. (Found at The History Enthusiast.) It's written by someone who makes a business of dispensing dissertation advice. There's plenty of *free* content. I just watched this short video about putting together a schedule for completion. The info there isn't revolutionary, but it is helpful.

Cross posted at Reads and Writes.


Billie said...

Great site, Meagan! Thanks for posting this. I just read the entry on how writing a dissertation can mirror one's life. (I'm joking here a little . . . ) but it seems that if I can just get a relationship going in my life, writing the diss will be so much easier! :-) But the whole idea of one area of life being scattered and weird impacting the other areas of life makes sense. Thanks for the link.

Billie said...

I did go back and poke around this site, Meagan, and I like it a lot!!! I watched the video too, about how construct the timeline for completing the project. This is a terrific resource. :-)

Meagan said...

I hadn't thought of it that way, but you may be on to something with the life/diss situation. In fact, the more I use the one as a metaphor for the other (and it can go either way), the more disturbed I am. So, thanks for that. :)

Glad you're liking the resource. I made my own schedule after watching the video, and I already feel more solid about my plans. This is good, b/c I'm meeting with my director tomorrow.

Maybe I should also write a schedule like that for my personal life. Ha.