(from University of Minnesota's Dissertation Calculator)
Read the narrative for this stage on the University of Minnesota (UMN) website, then use the links listed below to update the links in the narrative and to locate UCF resources equivalent to those described for UMN.
Step 1: Analyze your goals, your situation, and your work habits.
Step 2: Think about the "big picture."
Step 3: Anticipate dissertation project expenses and investigate funding opportunities.
Step 4: Think about the "little picture."
Step 5: "Pilot test" your work plan.
Step 6: Create systems that work for you.
Step 7: Expect and accept occasional setbacks and delays.
Step 8: Reward yourself for meeting goals and forgive your lapses.