Mentoring Discussion Series

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Mentoring Discussion Series, Question 3: 

What is the most important thing you learned that helped you finish your dissertation?

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Many people will say this, but setting a schedule is key. My last year of grad school I spent 10am-3pm, Monday-Thursday, in my library carrel writing away. Even on the days when I was stuck, I still went for at least a couple hours to try and move things along. It's your job, and needs to be scheduled that way.

It doesn't have to be good; it just has to be done.

Schedule time to write on a regular basis. Getting it done must be the main focus.

I agree. Keeping a writing schedule is a must.