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Dissertation Calculator

based on the Dissertation Calculator (University of Minnesota) -- "breaks down the dissertation process into manageable deadlines and provides you with important resources and advice"

University of Minnesota 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.

UMN Stage 13 -- UCF Links for Steps 1 through 5

Step 1: Approach revising as an opportunity to "re-see" your text and evaluate how well it meets the needs of your audience.

Step 2: Separate large-scale revision from small-scale editing and proofreading, making sure to make large changes in organization and content first rather than spending hours smoothing out a sentence you'll end up cutting.

Step 3: Tap into your dissertation support network as well as the members of your committee to receive constructive feedback on your writing.

Step 4: Use a checklist of common errors when you do your final editing and proofreading, or consider hiring an editor to help you identify and fix such problems.

Step 5: Make sure to leave time for checking calculations, visual details, and literature citations for accuracy and validity, and remove sources you are no longer using or add new ones.