Many students writing a dissertation lack the discipline to write on a daily or weekly schedule. That’s not good. It is crucial for you to be disciplined not only in writing, but also in doing administrative tasks and reading the literature.

It is amazing how much progress you can make by working on your dissertation for only 30 minutes a day. This computes to three and a half hours per week or 14 hours per month.

You want to always continue reading and revising. This is like breathing; you do it all the time. It is helpful to have a designated work space where you can keep all your materials, such as your computer, journal articles, books related to your research, reference books, and university administrative papers, in order.

If you like, you can call this work space your dissertation sanctuary. This consistency and work ethic will make it much easier to keep your dissertation fresh in your mind and guarantees completion your dissertation in a timely manner and with high quality.