When writing your dissertation, it is important to be single-minded in your focus to complete your task. Many students make the mistake of discussing their dissertation or thesis with too many confidants. Examples may include spouses, fellow students, friends, parents, and coworkers. The input that you receive from this wide range of people may directly influence the quality of your work.

You need to be protective of your work and selective in whom you confide to preserve the quality of your dissertation.