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Autumn Dissertation Momentum

Autumn Dissertation Momentum

For those of us involved in academia, autumn is truly the start of the new year. Think about it. January isn’t really the best time to start anew. In the northern hemisphere, the colder, darker months can leave us feeling lackluster and depressed. On top of that,...
Dissertation Writing Tips from a Renowned Journalist

Dissertation Writing Tips from a Renowned Journalist

Whatever form of writing you’re engaged in, including the complex task of writing a doctoral dissertation, there are some general rules (A.K.A. gems of advice) that are worth repeating and heeding. Frank Bruni, long-term cultural, social and political critic for...
Finding the Still Calm of Mental Focus

Finding the Still Calm of Mental Focus

At the risk of stating the obvious, we are going through rough times. Some days, it’s hard to stay focused on tasks like finishing your dissertation when the world feels like it’s being pulled apart at the seams. But guess what? This is exactly the time to keep...
The Dissertation Process and Your Health

The Dissertation Process and Your Health

Think of your favourite athlete and what he or she must do to prepare for a competition. It goes beyond a physical skill and extends into areas of nutrition, sleep and mental health. When it comes to completing your dissertation, consider yourself an academic athlete....