The “Good Enough” Dissertation

The “Good Enough” Dissertation

BY MICHAL LEMBERGER, PHD, DISSERTATION COACH “The best dissertation is a finished dissertation.” “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” Spend enough time in graduate school, and you’ll hear both of these truisms at least once. Probably many more times once you start...

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Stop Dissertation Perfectionism in its Tracks

Stop Dissertation Perfectionism in its Tracks

BY ALISON MILLER, PHD, OWNER OF THE DISSERTATION COACH Perfectionism is a very common obstacle to productivity among graduate students. Perfectionism is generally defined as maintaining standards that are unrealistically high and impossible to attain. Some students...

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Self Care for Graduate Students When Time and Energy Are Tight

Self Care for Graduate Students When Time and Energy Are Tight

BY KATHRYN PETERSON, PHD, DISSERTATION COACH During my sessions with clients, I often notice that they sound stressed, anxious and tired. In some cases, they are worn out to exhaustion. I've come to expect this now from dissertation and thesis writers, and with good...

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