Finishing a Humanities Dissertation in Six Years (or Less)
18 November 2014
It doesn’t have to take a decade. By Mark Braude (http://chronicle.com)
Tip No. 1: Hit the ground running.
Tip No. 2: Make coursework work for you.
Tip No. 3: Explore the archives (any archive) as soon as possible.
Tip No. 4: Don’t think of teaching as something keeping you from your "real" work.
Tip No. 5: Get thee to a conference.
Tip No. 6: Be open to change.
Tip No. 7: Draw on your adviser.
Tip No. 8. Leave your adviser alone.
Tip No. 9: Set a firm end date for yourself. Then set one for your committee.
Tip No. 10: When you’re stuck, take a walk or write your acknowledgments.