It has begun. What I like to call Dissertation Beast Mode.
On Thursday, I made some decisions regarding what needs to happen to finish my dissertation thanks to the help of a wonderful faculty member. And it started with setting a very aggressive timeline:
- January - Draft to committee members.
- March - Proposal to committee/oral exams.
- May - Begin data collection.
- October/November - Defend.
- December - Graduate.
Next steps include setting smaller benchmarks. Reading a lot. And writing something everyday. One of the best pieces of advice that I have received is to write something everyday, even if it is only a sentence. It keeps the work fresh in your mind. Which may have been the hardest part of stopping and starting again.
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