As your work on your dissertation, you will accumulate articles, books, memos, letters, and all sorts of materials. You will no doubt organize all of this in some way that makes sense for you. There should be file cabinet or at least a file drawer dedicated to your dissertation. Ideally you will have an office or desk that is just yours along with your own computer.

Your dissertation workspace must be free from the tampering of children or a spouse, who inadvertently misplace or take an article or delete something from your computer. When you have your own workspace that no one else has access to, you will truly see a positive difference in your progress. This will allow you to better focus on a premium final product – a great dissertation.