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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 11 -- UCF Links for Steps 1 through 5

Step 1: Revisit your work plan (See Stage 7: Creating a Work Plan) to build in significant time for writing and manageable deadlines (for example, a certain number of pages per day).

Step 2: Write regularly (daily, if possible), to help you strengthen the connection between your thinking and writing process, especially if you are in a field that does not involve much writing.

Step 3: Use brainstorming, inventing, and other pre-writing activities to discover your ideas about your subject and to prevent writer's block.

Step 4: Use outlining and mapping to organize your ideas logically and to write efficient drafts.

Step 5: Remember that drafting is rarely a linear process.