Dissertation Coaching

Our dissertation coaching can get you from ABD to PhD or EdD!

Remember: the only good manuscript is one you have finished writing.

After years and years of structured classes and assigned work, you may view the final master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation like an impending cliff. Your own original topic, your own research design, your own research, more writing than you’ve ever done in your life… and nothing stopping you from putting it all off for another day.

Even after graduation, procrastination can be a problem. As a post-doctoral fellow, you need to get articles submitted for publication, turn your dissertation into a book, and get a job! As a junior faculty member, you need to finish and publish articles while teaching classes, advising students, and serving your department. Even if you are tenured, you must maintain and fund an active research agenda. All of this takes time, and the actual writing remains easy to delay.

The only way to finish is to keep moving forward, confidently, relentlessly, on a schedule that lets you reach your dreams. You have made it this far, and you can finish the journey! We can help.

How Dissertation Coaching works

We can help you develop a work schedule and hold you accountable. We can offer you comments on your work and writing — and lightly edit your manuscript. If necessary, we can offer you advice on structure and research design. After the content is ready, we can also edit your manuscript before you present it.

We have found that a system that works well for many people is to have frequent brief appointments to go over short sections of writing, once or twice a week. You send us anywhere from 5 to 20 pages of material before the appointment, we review it with light edits and comments on the content, and then we Skype for a half-hour to discuss the new material and set a plan for the next appointment. Before long, you will be ready for your defense or publication submission!

Email us at tom@rampartprosolutions.com so we can begin to establish a working relationship. We will schedule a free introductory session with you via Skype so we can establish a plan, tailor a coaching package to suit your needs, and help you succeed!

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