By using this approach I was able to work on my dissertation a little bit each day and make consistent progress while maintaining my sanity.
Know the expected format before you start: Before you even start to think about writing you need to know exactly what you are expected to write.
Don’t try to make the mistake of writing and editing the same section as you go, otherwise you may get stuck in a circle of trying to make one part perfect and fall behind on your overall writing progress which will leave you struggling to catch up as you approach the submission date.
Embrace the ugly first draft of each section and move on to the next before coming back to edit individual chapters.
Add a little cake icon at the end of the box for extra incentive. Making a good impression on your tutor (so he will accept the proposal you botched together last night) and keeping him happy throughout the process is vital for your success.
That’s why we made sure that Tom’s Planner great for sharing, online or offline.You can make things even easier by moving the tasks about when needed or adding comments and icons to them.Feel like rewarding yourself after a completed chapter?Once I had a map of which chapter was due to submit and which to edit each week, I wrote them down on a paper calendar that followed me everywhere for two months.Each week I could see my progress toward a complete document and knowing that I could meet these small, consistent goals prevented me from getting stressed about writing a giant dissertation all at once.So many things to consider, read and write that you just can’t see the end of it all. Keep calm (as they would say on 9gag) and think of the whole thing as a series of tasks, like in any other project. With Tom’s Planner you can schedule your dissertation project with just a few clicks, giving you a clear overview of what needs to be done (and when) in smaller, more manageable steps. So we have established that that creating a timeline for your research project is essential.Some people make their Gantt chart in Excel, but using Tom’s Planner is a lot more flexible and intuitive.Show him the research project timeline you created in Tom’s Planner (watch him get blown away), keep him informed in real time on your progress, wherever you are, or export the schedule to the desired format in case of personal consults.Schedule your dissertation project the easy way: with Tom’s Planner.Find yours and read it all the way through before starting to save yourself many headaches in the future.Another great resource are completed dissertations from your own program, so check out a few recent dissertations at the library or through the Pro Quest database!