Remix: The Dissertation Bottleneck

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 re-posting why it’s so damn difficult to move between the stages of a PhD program. You’re not stupid if it’s hard. The system is set up to fail you,Continue reading “Remix: The Dissertation Bottleneck”

Remix: Editing A Draft: A 7 Part System

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 re-posting our seven part editing system, sometimes hailed as externalized executive-function. Just follow the steps and Enjoy! Congratulations! You’ve completed your first chapter draft and are feeling that peculiarContinue reading “Remix: Editing A Draft: A 7 Part System”

Remix: Start With Editing

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 re-posting why it’s important to start writing by editing and how to do it. Enjoy! So far this October we’ve given you some of our best tips to makeContinue reading “Remix: Start With Editing”

Remix: Writing vs. Editing

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 re-posting a primer on the difference between your writing and editing brains and how to train them so you can get some sh*t done. Enjoy! When I was inContinue reading “Remix: Writing vs. Editing”

Remix: The Humanities Are Harder

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 re-posting our most controversial post of all time on why writing a dissertation in the humanities is so fudging hard. We got a lot of messages about this oneContinue reading “Remix: The Humanities Are Harder”

Remix: Macros, Mids, and Micros

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. It seems fitting that one of our first posts ever was about breaking goals down into macros, mids, and micros. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that breaking goals downContinue reading “Remix: Macros, Mids, and Micros”

Happy New Year!

Welcome back, Beloved! We are so happy that you are here! We’ve been so in the work that we haven’t noticed a couple of big milestones have happened. First, we had our two year anniversary back in November! Holy Cow! It seems amazing that this little site has been around for two years already. It’sContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

There’s A Reason You Can’t Do It

Last week we talked about the role of executive function in your life/dissertation. While executive function in adults is understudied we do know that problems with executive function are part of ADHD, ASD, and anxiety. I’m not a neuroscientist, or a psychologist, but as someone who lives with anxiety I’ve noticed two important things. First,Continue reading “There’s A Reason You Can’t Do It”