Your dissertation is the longest and most in depth work you’ll ever perform in your academic career and that can be a bit overwhelming. By Michael Premo, Writing Coach Writing a dissertation is a lot like writing a book. Both are long, self-directed projects that require years to complete. As a writing coach, I’ve helped hundreds of doctoral candidates get started on a path toward completion. The difference with this checklist that I’m about to share is real-world experience. The writing centers can’t help you save time and energy. They may even do more harm than good, so be careful when reading other blogs or visiting your school’s writing lab. Be a little skeptical, especially when given ambiguous information. Working-Full Time and Trying to Write [...]
As a professional writing coach, I want to get you organized and motivated, so you can achieve your goals. That’s all it takes. Some motivation, implicit and explicit, and organization. Why does it seem so simple? Because those are the two things that I’ve found to be the most inhibitory for any doctoral candidate or individual writing about their expertise. Book-length works and doctoral theses are long and often cumbersome projects that take years to complete. This is enough to dishearten even the most ardent of people who want to contribute to their field of expertise in a significant way. So, You’re Stuck. Now What? You have a goal in mind. Your expectations are aligned. Why is it so difficult to write it all [...]
As an APA writing coach, I have worked with many doctoral candidates (PhD., Ed.D., and DBA) on their chapter four. Regardless if it’s quantitative or qualitative, this chapter presented a lot of concerns for them, primarily with analyzing the data and how it needs to be presented on the page. This is a quick look at some of these problems and how those hurdles can be overcome. Quantitative Analysis - Results For anyone that’s good with math, especially statistics, quantitative is simple and rather straight forward. But not everyone is steeped in statistical knowledge. So, for those of us who don’t fully understand statistics, chapter four ends up being more difficult than our initial impression. Fortunately, there’s not a lot of writing for this [...]
In May of this year, I reached a milestone—three years in business. Throughout those years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great people on a wide range of projects. Not every writer can say that, so I consider myself fortunate. List of Projects As a writer and consultant, I have also worked with individuals on a variety of projects. These range from long format works, such as book-length publications, to short descriptions and blurbs that entice readers to learn more. For those of you who like to scan things quickly, I’ve divided the list into two categories: Businesses and Individuals. Businesses Content Strategies Blog Posts Sales Presentations Content Management Articles Sales Slicks Websites Case Studies Social Media Campaigns Video Scripts Newsletters Media [...]
Writing takes more than talent and creativity. Professional writers put a lot of hard work and years of study into their craft. There can become a valuable asset to your marketing team.
It takes time to write. Not as much as you may think, but it does require a daily commitment of an hour or more.