The Dissertation Process: Recipes for Success

The Dissertation Process: Recipes for Success


Today's Episode:

  • My progress
  • Recipes for Success
  • P.R.O.C.E.E.D.

Weekly progress:
Date: Feb. 11 - 17, 2013

Name: Dissertation Writing

Topic: Chapter 1

Milestones: Started writing chapter 1

Summary: Setup outline, table of contents, Background ,Problem Statement, Purpose Statement, Significance of the Study, Nature of the Study, Research Questions, Theoretical Framework, Definitions (limited to just chapter 1 not whole dissertation yet), Scope, Limitations, and Delimitations.

Risk: None

Risk Mitigation Strategy: N/A

Project timeline: On Time

Committee Member: Dr. Walter McCollum & Dr. Anthony Lolas


Recipes for Success:

The hardest part of any journey is getting started. Now that we have done that you'll want to finish. Over the next several episode we will be looking at Dr. Marilyn Simons' (2012) book Dissertation & scholarly research: A practical guide to start & complete your dissertation, thesis, or formal research project - Recipes for success. My goal is to cover as many sections in the book that will help you get your dissertation from conception to birth. Let us PROCEED!


Positive Attitude - Not only mentally but also physically, which I cover next week
Read Efficiently - Get the information you need and get out
Organize Your Time - Make sure you get the most out of the time you are writing, working through procrastination, no wasted steps
Create your work space - Make your work areas conducive to productivity
Extend your Note taking and writing skills - Constant ever improvement
Enter Information into your Computer or Journal - Tracking your progress, venting to yourself, and help open creative juices
Design your Survival Kit - Having what you need when you need it. In my case copious amounts of coffee

Recommended Books for your Scholarly Journey:

Simon, M. K. (2013). Dissertation and scholarly research: Recipes for success: (2013 Ed.). USA: Dissertation Success, LLC.


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