The process of writing a dissertation or thesis can be incredibly isolating. You seclude yourself for days on end with nothing but books, pages on a computer screen, and your own thoughts. This isolation can be even more pronounced if are you writing your dissertation while away from your academic institution or community.



Academic blog writer Terry Brock has some very helpful thoughts on how to overcome this intense isolation (which can very often lead to unfinished projects and programs, or inferior work). Here are his main suggestions, upon which he elaborates in his article:

  1. Join a Writing Group

  2. Talk with Your Advisor… Whether You Need to or Not

  3. Get on the Phone with Everyone Else, Too

  4. Frequently Fly


See the full article here: http://www.gradhacker.org/2012/01/13/the-dissertation-from-afar/



If Brock’s advice doesn't totally help your feelings of dissertation isolation, we would love to become a part of your dissertation writing community. Our dissertation editors will reincorporate you into a dissertation community by engaging with your regularly with helpful review and consultation. We will give you the feedback and sense of scholastic camaraderie you need for your dissertation or thesis to succeed, as well as assist you with editing and formatting your work. Call about our dissertation services today, or visit dissertation-editor.com

 
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