Writing your dissertation can be an overwhelming process, from selecting your committee members and drafting your proposal to defending your work and making final revisions. Investing years of your life into the dissertation-writing process — not to mention having your degree hanging in the balance — certainly creates significant stress.
While your school might have the resources in place to help you with your writing and research, where should you turn for additional support? How do you cope with the emotional, interpersonal, and even spiritual struggles that writing a dissertation may present?
In the forthcoming Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Struggles (Rowman & Littlefield Education, September 2015), Noelle Sterne, Ph.D., tackles these often overlooked but vitally important struggles that doctoral candidates face. She taps into her wealth of experience in coaching graduate students and offers real-life examples that students can certainly relate to. From resetting your life and prioritizing your dissertation to preparing your loved ones for this challenging process, Sterne offers valuable advice far beyond what your committee members may offer.
Supplementing your dissertation-writing experience with this book, along with guidance from your committee and your editor, can help you stay focused and excel during this challenging process.