- The Scholarly Way
- Why I'm Writing It
The Scholarly Way
The Scholarly Way will be about how I'm making it through the dissertation process.
Area to be covered:
- Best practices
- Risks and risk mitigation
- Personal development
- Anything else I can think of that will help you.
Challenges I faced:
- Learning style
- Study habits
- TIme Management
The Scholarly Way was inspired by The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life) by Chris Hardwick, Dissertation and Scholarly Research: Recipes for Success: 2013 Edition by Marilyn K Simon Ph.D. (Author), Jim Goes Ph.D. (Author), Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker, The Dissertation Journey: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation by Carol M. Roberts, The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Other books that helped make this works possible: How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time by Nina Amir and Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should: Updated Second Edition by David Gaughran.
Why I'm Writing It
I have way too many book and screenwriting projects started and not finished. I'm also working on my dissertation. The dissertation was the primary reason for writing this book. I want to help students like me get through the PhD program and the dissertation process.
I plan on writing two or three posts a week, God willing. I don't see the book as a very long one, therefore I'm hoping it won't take too long to finish it.
This will be my first draft. I'm not a professional editor, although I’ll be reading through each post at least once, doing a spellcheck, and then hit “publish.” If there are typos or grammatical errors, I’ll catch those later. That's what editors are for.
Special Thanks to:
Dr. Walter McCollum my Walden University mentor and dissertation chair
Dr. Antony Lolas of my dissertation committee
Marilyn K Simon for her expertise and support for research design
Dr. Latrice Walker for her mentorship outside Walden (Walden Graduate)
Dr. Brandon Hamilton for his mentorship outside Walden (DeVry University)
Those Who Encouraged Me to Launch this Project: