Here I'll share seven stories of doctoral candidates (names and identifying details changed for their protection) whose tender-hearted consideration at the wrong times dangerously waylaid their dissertation progress.
Dissertation writing is a lengthy process that requires a lot of hard work, dedication and motivation from students. In order to complete the dissertation on time and have a stress-free journey, following are some tips to stay motivated throughout the dissertation writing process.
Perfectionism is a common obstacle to productivity among doctoral students. Perfectionism is generally defined as maintaining standards that are unrealistically high and impossible to attain (Hewitt & Flett, 1991). Some students impose excessively high standards for their writing that are unrealistic and unattainable.
This post was written as I despairingly grappled with many of the negative emotions that can accompany slogging through a long form project like a dissertation (guilt, self-loathing, and a healthy dose of but I don’t wanna, primarily).
It's debatable whether to use first and third person in a dissertation. Consensus has been to use third person, and avoid using the first person, "I." However, writers sometimes use metadiscourse, which has been accepted as a professional writing device.
Social Research Methods provides student readers with essential help with their research project, with revising for their course exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and thinking skills in line with course requirements.