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    • Toward your Dissertation: Reaching Milestones Dr. Benjamin C. Flores Acting Dean The Graduate School
    • Milestones
      • In 1763, Deputy Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin measured distances from Boston along the Boston Post Road. Workers following him erected milestones at each mile point.
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    • Define your Dissertation Committee
      • This committee supervises the progress of the dissertation and may also act as the examining committee, or jury, at the oral examination of the dissertation.
      • The committee is chosen by the student in conjunction with his or her primary adviser.
      • At least one member of the committee must be a professor in a department that is different from that of the student.
    • Who’s Who in Your Committee?
      • Advisor (Chair)
      • Committee Members
        • 1
        • 2
        • 3
      • External Committee Member(s)
        • 1
        • 2
    • Seek the advice of the Committee
      • To approve the research topic
      • To creating structure and clarifying expectations
      • To approve final defense
      • “ Helping you to do the right thing”
    • Outline a Research Plan
      • Goal
      • Hypotheses/Research Questions
      • Keywords
      • Background (References)
      • Significance
      • Research Method (Design)
      http://www.utexas.edu/academic/ctl/assessment/iar/research/plan/
    • Develop the Research Plan
      • The research plan serves very important functions:
        • It contributes to your development as an investigator
        • It’s a map for your dissertation
        • It demonstrates your intellectual vision and aspirations
        • It's also an opportunity to begin to demonstrate the creative and independent thinking required of a successful research professional
      http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_development/
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    • Use a planning tool (Gantt Chart)
      • Objectives
      • Activities
      • Periods
      • Milestones
      http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/
    • Publish and Flourish
      • Manage Time
        • Differentiate between the urgent and the important.
        • Write 15–30 minutes daily.
        • Keep records of writing daily; share your records weekly.
      • Write
        • Write from the first day of your research project.
        • Post your thesis on the wall and write to it.
      • Revise
        • Organize around key sentences.
        • Use your key sentences as an after-the-fact outline.
      • Get Help
        • Share early drafts with non-experts and later drafts with experts.
        • Learn how to listen.
        • Respond to each specific comment.
      • Polish and Publish
        • Read your prose out loud.
        • Kick it out the door, and make ’em say, “No.”
      http://www.taragray.com/workshops/publish.html
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