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Preparing a writing schedule for your dissertation project

schedule, penBefore delving into your dissertation project it is important to create a schedule for it. Many students may do one of two things that will hinder their progress and cause them to create a subpar paper. They will either write consistently or will procrastinate to the very in. Though it is important to write and stay on top of your work, overworking can lead to fatigue. A fatigued writer will not produce the best quality writing. On the other hand procrastination can lead a student to rush through the project, which will lead to similar results. In either case it is good to have a schedule of writing.

How to Prepare a writing schedule

You want to create a writing schedule around your work hours. This means that you will dedicate some time after work or after school to create the dissertation. It is important to remember that you do not have to create the paper in one day or in one week. It is important to make small consistent steps that add to the foundation of your paper. A good writing schedule may include break times between writing sessions. For example if you plan to write two hours a day for seven days a week, it may be a good idea to schedule a 15-30 minute break. This break will allow you to relax and put your mind at ease

The first thing you want to do is create the schedule either using your computer or by hand. Make multiple copies of it and hanging it up around your home. Place one on the mirror in your bathroom and another on your refrigerator. The schedule will tell you when to write and how long to write. Since this is your schedule the choice is up to you. If you feel that 2 hours a day is all that is required then write for that time. However, if you notice that you are progressing too slow you can always add more time to your writing sessions.

With any paper it is important to dedicate a fair amount of time to the creation of it. This is especially true for a dissertation as this is the way that a student will get their opportunity to receive a doctorate degree. The most important thing to schedule is time away from the dissertation. Do not let it consume you or you will feel miserable throughout the process.




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