People procrastinate for a lot of reasons, some of which you already know. The key to beating procrastination, though, seems to be figuring out why you are procrastinating, so that you can develop strategies for stopping it. Good books and websites on the subject can help (see bibliography), and UNC resources are available to help with procrastination, writer’s block and other internal dissertation problems. The sometimes sponsors a dissertation support group, for example, that allows students to meet with a counselor in groups to work through dissertation problems.
Mary Lynn Redmond, ACTFL President, and Audrey Heining-Boynton, NFMLTA President, issued the following statement. “ACTFL and NFMLTA are excited to collaborate on this initiative that will recognize and support excellence in ongoing dissertation research. Two dissertation support grants @ $2,500 will help continue research efforts pivotal in our field in order to inform and improve classroom practice in PK-16 settings. We encourage higher education faculty to notify their graduate students about this important and significant competition."
Making a Thesis or Dissertation Support Group Work for You
The Dissertation process can be stimulating and rewarding. This culminating experience in your doctoral work involves scholarly skills as well as perseverance. The Dissertation Support Office provides students and faculty with resources and assistance in meeting both methodological and style guidelines.