If you’re a doctoral degree candidate who’s been meaning to get a jump on your scholarly essay, you may be suffering from dissertation procrastination. And understandably so, because taking on an endeavor as large as a doctoral dissertation can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a number of strategies that work for students pursuing a PhD or professional doctorate, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in an online doctoral degree program or a traditional PhD program. Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE offer some great tips to make long-term, challenging projects more manageable:*
Keep in mind that peer pressure works! Partner with another student in your doctoral program and encourage each other’s progress. If you experience other roadblocks as you’re working through the dissertation process, seek help quickly so that procrastination doesn’t have the opportunity to creep back in. Most online universities have excellent doctoral degree resources that you can access online, learning anything from how to format your dissertation’s statistical computations to best practices for revising and editing. In the end, the most important thing to do is to keep moving forward toward completing your doctorate … and ultimately, graduation.
Walden University, an accredited institution offering online doctoral and PhD degree programs, provides extensive support for students at all levels. Earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your life and schedule.
*AsapSCIENCE, G. Brown and M. Moffit (producers), “The Science of Productivity,” on the Internet at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHfjvYzr-3g&feature=youtube_gdata.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.