fests, especially about professors alleged infidelities. Meet once a week with the goal of furthering one another's progress. Do form a group with people you respect and admire for their productivity and savvy. Discuss what you need to do to establish both asynchronous and synchronous ways to communicate (in all probability, you will want both). How will you reward yourself for meeting your goals? Congratulationsyouve just become your own support group! Dissertation Writing Groups Feedback and Motivation. Exploring why goals are or are not met is fodder for discussion. None of us could handle any more input.
In the seemingly endless struggles with your dissertation, you may think about joining a dissertation support group. Based on his own experiences, Kiparsky advises graduate students to form a dissert ation-support group made up of fellow doctoral students. Find one or two.
What the heck is the Goodman-Kruskal? You will be able to identify your fellow students by requesting names from the program administration or from class lists. Make a point of pushing each other to exchange written work often, even before you think you want to start writing the dissertation itself. The initial steep climb was dubbed pissed off hill and whomever was most upset with their advisor used the time to vent. Good, constructive criticism is fundamental in building a sound dissertation. Also, you can maximize your meetings with professors by preprocessing with your support group the first stages of a decision or research question. Yet competition and consequent jabs may take over. Consider personality (as best you can) in constructing such a group. Organized by Michelle.