As an ABD student bent on finishing up this summer my personal mantra has become
“The best dissertation is a done dissertation.”
While this may rankle some graduate students, I think this is some of the best advice that an ABD can take to heart.
Yes, it may be a tired cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason! It’s really easy to get lost in the details and to focus on all the minutiae of your project. After a couple of years in grad school this is how your brain works. There is definitely a sense of pride in producing our best work, but the struggle of best vs. done is important to recognize as you near completion. Continue reading When It Comes to Dissertations, Done Is Best