Practice getting feedback often- it won’t be so shocking and upsetting. Often, graduate students complete large sections of work before turning these in for feedback or comments. This, unfortunately, can lead to a vicious cycle of delaying feedback, feeling badly when you get it, and then delaying feedback further. If you can find a way to send your work in regularly and consistently throughout the process, feedback won’t be so anxiety provoking or shocking to receive. Excerpted from Get it Done! A Coach’s Guide to Dissertation Success (2002).