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Maintaining Your Motivation During Winter Time

It’s the middle of winter, and in many parts of the country, the temperatures have dropped and snow may be on the ground. It can be hard to muster up the motivation to do anything except put on your comfiest, warmest clothes, cover up with a blanket, and make some hot cocoa or coffee. […]

Networking as a Graduate Student

In a perfect world, simply going to school or an internship and working would enable you to meet everyone you need to meet and open up doors to opportunity; unfortunately, that’s not reality, and active networking is necessary. We know, we know. Many people groan internally or cringe when they hear the word “networking.” […]

Academic New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

It’s a new year! It’s that time when people make resolutions…and often break them. We did a post like this last year, which you can read here. While there’s good advice in that post, this year’s New Year’s resolution post is going to focus on academic resolutions that may be helpful to your academic […]

Books to Read Over Winter Break

It’s winter break for most students, and that means more time: time to work on your thesis or dissertation, time to learn a data analysis program, time to rest and recharge, or time to read a good book. Here at Dissertation Editor, we’re big readers – of everything: fiction, nonfiction, reference books – because […]

Making the Most of Winter Break

Winter break is coming up – are you planning on actually taking a break, or planning to power ahead with your work? It is possible to do both, with a little planning. It’s important to give yourself space to rest and recharge during your thesis or dissertation process, but winter break can also be […]

How Failure Can Help You Succeed

There was an article going around about a PhD candidate who defended her dissertation wearing a skirt made out of rejection letters she’d gotten during her doctoral program: scholarship rejections, journal rejections, grant rejections, conference rejections, and more. She wanted to show that in order to eventually succeed, you have to put yourself […]

Keeping a Research Journal

We’ve discussed academic bullet journaling and how it can help you in a previous blog post, but what about keeping a research journal? While bullet journaling keeps a record of your deadlines and schedules, a research journal is different. Today’s blog will look at what a research journal is and how it can […]

What Can You Do with a Dissertation Editor Gift Card?

The holidays are coming up, and sometimes it’s not easy to figure out what to get friends or family members. You don’t want to get them something they won’t use or that won’t fit, and you want to get them something they’ll really love.

Well…how about a Dissertation Editor gift card? Yes, we sell […]

Practicing Gratitude as a Graduate Student

It’s that time of year when people take stock of what they’re thankful for and how they can do nice things for others. Research has shown that gratitude can have lots of health benefits: it can help increase happiness, fight depression, improve sleep, reduce physical aches and pains, and overall, make you a […]

Submitting Your Dissertation or Thesis to ProQuest

After your final revisions are complete, your manuscript has been edited, and you are completely finished with your thesis or dissertation, you’ll upload your manuscript to ProQuest. What is ProQuest, you might ask? ProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary full-text database on the market, providing access to 47 of ProQuest’s databases encompassing more […]

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