Build in regular feedback.

In order to make sure you’re on the right path to finish the dissertation as quickly as possible, be sure to elicit and accept regular feedback. You can get regular feedback from your advisor, writing group, a spouse, friend, or colleague. The important thing is...

Your own feedback counts, too.

When working on the dissertation, it’s easy to get caught up in the feedback you get from other people. You continually assess if your topic is rigorous enough, your study well executed enough, and your results definitive enough. Some of this assessment is...

Clarify now or later?

When receiving feedback on your dissertation, it’s important to clarify, especially near the end of the process, whether the feedback is crucial to successfully defend, or, instead, represents input necessary to turn your dissertation into a book manuscript or...