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The One-Draft Dissertation

The One-Draft Dissertation

According to Carlis from The University of Minnesota, it is not only achievable to write a one-draft dissertation, it is desirable – and dependent upon design. Carlis suggests that the one-draft is based upon the following: Says Carlis: My goal in this paper is to codify an effective and efficient way to design and then … Continue reading

On the edge & peeking over

On the edge & peeking over

All the clocks are ticking, my iphone alert is flashing, the provisional to-do list has progressed from vague scratchings to urgent jobs that need attention . The thing that has been terrifying me – the thought of leaving a well paid job and entering financial and professional uncertainty is all-but-here. My beautiful 2012 Moleskine diaries … Continue reading

The Three Month Thesis

The Three Month Thesis

The Three Month Thesis offers some excellent video’s and webinars for grad students looking for inspiration and help in writing their dissertations (in the UK and Australia there is no distinction between ‘thesis’ and ‘dissertation’ in the sense that there is in the USA. There are tons of resources on the website for grad students … Continue reading

Choices 2

Choices 2

In my first post I discussed how I am at crossroads right now – I am seriously considering leaving a well-paid FT job and returning to FT study and adjunction (in Australia we don’t have adjuncts, it’s called ‘sessional’ work and we are called ‘sessionals’).  I think I can take 12 months leave without pay … Continue reading

Tips for procrastination

Tips for procrastination

I consider myself to be an exceptionally talented procrastinator. I don’t think this is an exaggeration – some people are talented singers or artists, mathematicians or writers – my talents lie in the ability to either a) ignore a situation – for years if need be, or b) to convince myself and others that I … Continue reading