Setting Your Intentions for 2023

Setting Your Intentions for 2023

BY ALISON MILLER, PHD, OWNER OF THE DISSERTATION COACH

Have you started a new year with a resolution to exercise more, lose weight, or be more productive only to lose sight of your goal within a few months or weeks? If so, you are not alone. Setting resolutions can…

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How to Hire a Dissertation Coach

How to Hire a Dissertation Coach

BY KATHRYN PETERSON, PHD, DISSERTATION COACH
So, you’ve decided to hire a dissertation coach. Now that you’ve made this decision, you may be nervous and overwhelmed. It’s okay. That’s normal. A dissertation is an enormous endeavor. If you’ve decided to hire a coach,…

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How to Build Confidence as an Academic

How to Build Confidence as an Academic

BY ALISON MILLER, PHD, OWNER OF THE DISSERTATION COACH AND KATE VACEK, PHD, DISSERTATION COACH AND CONSULTANT
You might not feel confident as an academic researcher and writer. Many of us–both graduate students and post-PhD researchers alike–worry if we are…

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Taming the Inner Critic in Graduate School

Taming the Inner Critic in Graduate School

BY ALISON MILLER, OWNER OF THE DISSERTATION COACH
As you work toward earning a graduate degree there is an internal voice that is near impossible to avoid, the voice of the “inner critic.” This voice may criticize your intelligence, writing, analytical skills, or…

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Overwhelmed by Dissertation Revisions? Make an Inventory

Overwhelmed by Dissertation Revisions? Make an Inventory

BY ALISON MILLER, PHD, OWNER OF THE DISSERTATION COACH
Many years ago, I received what seemed like unnecessarily harsh feedback on my first first-authored submission to an academic journal. The editor and reviewers expressed issues with every section of the article. I…

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The Power of Writing Rituals

The Power of Writing Rituals

BY MICHAL LEMBERGER, PHD, DISSERTATION COACH Spring is here in the northern hemisphere. The sky has cleared. Bare tree branches are beginning to send out green shoots. It’s not only nature that is sprouting anew. At this time of year, our minds also turn to thoughts...

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