When you embark on this large, independent project, you may begin to ask yourself questions about your future in academia.
After all, the dissertation is the beginning of the end of a graduate career.
If you find yourself questioning your commitment to your dissertation or a career in academia, consider these tactics: This may be a time to ask yourself what the Ph. means to you and whether you really want to continue.
Remember that what it means to you and what it means to your partner, family, or friends may be very different. You might try free-writing about your topic and the reasons it inspires you.
You may also like to ask your academic department whether they can provide access to any additional dissertations.
How to submit your thesis to the Library: instructional guide How to search for a University of Bath thesis: the Library holds copies of all theses submitted to the University of Bath.
aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.
Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.
Writing a dissertation is a lot like writing a book. There are usually no weekly deadlines from professors, no regular discussions with classmates, no reading assignments, no one telling you what to do—you are on your own, writing something longer than you’ve ever written, and doing it without a net.
This independence can make the process seem very intimidating.