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PhD Procrastination: What Would Yoda Do?

As Luke Skywalker found out during his doctoral studies with Yoda, changing habits is not a simple undertaking. With writing habits, there are numerous conditioned patterns of behavior that need to be altered, and if you’ve ever tried to change … Continue reading

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Reading these comics about academic procrastination is a fun way to procrastinate your academics

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When PhD = Procrastinating a Hellish Dissertation. 7 cool tips for chilling out during doctoral hellfire.

It’s pretty easy to get behind on a dissertation. It’s hard work. You have to really want to do it and be able to sustain the emotional, intellectual, financial, political and relationship strains that the process places on you. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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PhD writing block blog posts

Many graduate student Internet surfers find this blog when they enter search terms related to working on their PhD and dissertation. I know there is a lot of pain and anguish that goes into completing a doctoral program, and several … Continue reading

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Completing the PhD: Thesis Stasis Cases

According to a 2008 report prepared by the Council of Graduate Schools’ Ph.D. Completion Project, 57% of PhD students complete their degrees. Though this high drop out rate is not wholly attributable to writing blocks and procrastination, there is research … Continue reading

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Drop off the lab key, Lee: Fifty Ways to Leave your PhD Advisor

Paul Simon will assure you in his song that there really are fifty ways to leave your advisor, but I only have space in this blog post to discuss four of them. Forgive me – at least it’s a start. PhD students … Continue reading

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