Are you having difficulty finishing your dissertation? Are you feeling stuck after trying various approaches, or panicky about the entire enterprise? If so, it is unlikely that your cognitive abilities are to blame. More likely, the culprits are anxiety, self-doubt, procrastination, perfectionism, and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that accompany these difficulties. This book was written to help you overcome these problems and finish your dissertation once and for all.
Miller, Alison B. Finish Your Dissertation Once and for All! How to Overcome Psychological Barriers, Get Results, and Move on with Your Life. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009.
Location: General Library
Call Number: 808.02 M647
Table of Contents:
The doctoral dissertation: a dual challenge
The traps of negative thinking, feeling, and behaving
Freeing yourself from thinking, feeling, and behaving traps
Devising timelines: avoiding a breakdown by breaking it down
Creating weekly action plans: using structure to your advantage
Writing and revising your dissertation
Working with your dissertation chairperson and committee
Taking good care of yourself along the way
There's more information about finishing your thesis on the Library's thesis webpage. Or for a pat on the back and a short motivational speech, talk to your Subject Librarian.