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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 publishable article. While this question seems self-evident, you’d be surprised at how many students get feedback, spend hours more making changes, and then were told that these changes weren’t necessary for a successful defense. While you can be glad, then, that you’re ahead of the game for the book manuscript or article, it can be frustrating and stressful when you are trying to make all these revisions on a deadline. By asking the simple question, "Which of these changes are crucial now, and which can be accomplished later?", you can save yourself time, effort, and energy- and get your dissertation done faster.