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Making the Most of Your Doctoral Experience

Making the Most of Your Doctoral Experience

How would you like to get an edge on others in your field? Do you want to move to the top of your profession? There are many ways that you can enrich your doctoral experience. Making contacts- online networking Your doctoral experience is different in many ways. One important activity should be to make connections with others in your field of study. While reading the current literature is critical to your success, it is also important to know what is…

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The Value of Planning Your Writing- Outlining and Flowcharting

The Value of Planning Your Writing- Outlining and Flowcharting

Background Having taught for many years and mentored students at all levels of education, I have noticed one thing that is often overlooked by novice and even experienced students: the power of outlining and flowcharting in the writing preparatory phase. However, I can recall my high school days when English teachers would always tell us to “start with an outline and then write” our papers. I didn’t learn that lesson in high school or even in undergraduate work; I only…

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Picking a Research Problem and Planning the Research- Considerations

Picking a Research Problem and Planning the Research- Considerations

How do you pick the correct research problem? One thing that should be a primary concern for doctoral students is finding the correct research problem on which to base the dissertation. Having the correct problem is much like having the right foundation when building a house. If the foundation is weak or defective, the entire house structure will be adversely affected and in many cases, will require the builder to start over. This is a tremendous waste of time, effort,…

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