Since I hope to put the final touches to my PhD thesis this summer, I was happy to find that Mary McKinney’s Monday Motivator this week focuses on the subject of finishing. The academic coach advises to take projects one step at a time:
Youâ€™ll find that finishing a task creates a burst of energy. When you accomplish your achievable daily goal, youâ€™ll feel a mild surge of satisfaction and an increase in motivation.
Take a look at Mary’s Wednesday Wisdom on daily discipline as well, if you need more inspiration to get writing.
Taking things one step at a time in a different sense, Brett D. Hirsch over at Sound and Fury considers the pros and cons of submitting a PhD thesis as a series of (peer-reviewed) papers. This method of working towards a PhD is more common in the sciences, but Brett sees considerable advantages for the humanities as well. He is curious to know what you think…