Hi Friends, Yesterday I offered to record video lectures related to my areas of expertise for y’all to use in your newly online classes. Due to the volume of response I’ve decided to record a series of videos and put them on a soon-to-be-created abd2phd YouTube channel. Each lecture will be stand alone–you won’t needContinue reading “The Best Online Teaching Resource You Might Not Know You Have”
Hi Friends, Like many of you, I’ve spent the past several days trying to switch my teaching completely online for the rest of the semester. The dirty truth of online teaching is that it is either WAY harder or WAY easier than teaching in person. If you do it right, it’s way harder. You haveContinue reading “Teaching From Home: A Special Offer Just For You”
This month we’re talking about what a dissertation is. Why do you have to do one? What does it do for you? Why is it so damn hard? Today, we’re going to look more closely at that last question. We’ve already covered many of the aspects of what a dissertation is: a dissertation is anContinue reading “Heart & Soul”
[GRABS YOUR LAPELS] Listen to me. I know you want your dissertation to be good, BUT YOU NEED TO WRITE A BAD DRAFT. [Releases lapels. Pours you a sparkling water.] The absolute BIGGEST problem that I have with every client is that they work on their dissertation for too damn long. I don’t say thisContinue reading “Why You Should Send Your Draft Before It’s Done”
We rarely talk about what a dissertation *is* but how can you effectively do something you’ve never talked about?
Among all the things that your dissertation is it is also a story.
Recently, while working with a client, I was searching through old posts here on the site for the one I was *sure* I had written about the purpose of a dissertation. While we have several posts that address different aspects of the dissertation process (here and here and here) and dissertation format (here) we don’t actuallyContinue reading “The Point of a Dissertation”
For the month of January, and in celebration of our two year and 100th post anniversaries, we’re revisiting some of our most viewed columns. Today we’re remixing a post about how the skills you developed as a student might be hurting you as a dissertation author. Enjoy! Last week we talked about the role ofContinue reading “Remix: There’s A Reason You Can’t Do It”
For the month of January, and in celebration of our two year and 100th post anniversaries, we’re revisiting some of our most viewed columns. Today we’re remixing a post about how many workable hours are in the day. TL;DR: We don’t all have 24 hours in a day. Enjoy! Long ago, I took a class inContinue reading “Remix: How Many Hours Are In A Day?”
For the month of January, and in celebration of our two year and 100th post anniversaries, we’re revisiting some of our most viewed columns. In our last remixed post we talked about the importance of letting ourselves fail during the dissertation process. Today, we’re remixing our best strategies for how to fail forward. Enjoy! EarlierContinue reading “Remix: How To Fail”