Complete Your Thesis in 6 Months
4.2 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
70 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Complete Your Thesis in 6 Months to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Complete Your Thesis in 6 Months

Learn the research and writing habits to finish your MA or PhD program years earlier
4.2 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
70 students enrolled
Created by Michael Rank
Last updated 3/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write hundreds of words per day on their dissertation
  • Overcome writers' block and convert their research into writing
  • Write a first draft of their dissertation
  • Form a writers' group
  • Edit a dissertation to perfection
  • Do a perfect defense
  • Apply to tenure-track jobs
  • Turn a dissertation into articles or a book
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • Be a graduate student at the beginning, middle, or end of their MA or PhD program
  • Basic computer skills
Description

Are you stuck in your PhD program? Are you afraid that if you don't produce results soon then your university will kick you out of the program?

Have no fear. With this brand new course, based on cutting-edge research on the most effective methods of dissertation writing, you will be called "Dr." faster than you thought possible.

This is a course that will teach you the A-to-Z of finishing your dissertation. Everything from putting together a dissertation proposal, choosing a defense committee, writing your first draft, finishing your dissertation, defending your dissertation, and even life after your PhD.

Students who have taken this course have seen incredible results. The methods used in this course will help you finish your PhD program on average three years faster than you would otherwise (based on results among previous participants)

Would you like to get three years of your life back before you lose them?

We've outlined everything in these 6 modules:

#1 How to choose the perfect dissertation topic

This session will help you choose the perfect topic: ambitious enough to impress your advisor, but not so ambitious that it is impossible to finish. You'll also learn how to choose the right advisor, and how to accelerate your research with dynamic note taking.

#2 Writing the first draft

I've taught writing methods to thousands of students, helping them go from crippling writer's block to producing hundreds of words a day. Learn how to make it impossible not to write every day, and write more in 1 hour than you used to do in 8.

#3 How to keep writing during your dissertation slog

How do you deal with your defense committee when they send you contradictory revision requests? How do you avoid procrastination and even depression during the mid-point of your thesis? Learn how to overcome the challenges that sink most doctoral projects.

#4 The exact steps to producing a perfect dissertation draft

Learn the editing techniques to produce a perfect dissertation draft for your defense committee.

#5 How to do a perfect dissertation defense

Sail through your defense with ease by using these strategies to impress your committee, communicate the importance of your research, and maybe even enjoy the process.

#6 Preparing for life after the dissertation: How to launch your academic career

Learn how to position yourself for success in the cut-throat world of the academic job market

The course also includes

  • Access to over 40 video lessons (nearly 10 hours of content)
  • Samples of dissertation proposals, outlines, and chapter drafts
  • Access to private Facebook group, where you can work out problems with other PhD students
  • Full service support
  • Lifetime access to the learning materials
  • BONUS Training: How to form a writers' group
  • BONUS Training: How to apply for a tenure-track job after graduation


Who is the target audience?
  • MA students
  • PhD students
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
05:50:58
+
Course Overview
1 Lecture 02:09
+
Preparing to Write the Dissertation
8 Lectures 01:27:53



How to Choose a Dissertation Topic
11:49

The Right Way to Choose an Advisor
13:20

Writing Your Dissertation Faster With Dynamic Note Taking
17:37

Submitting Your Dissertation Proposal
11:11

Resources For This Section
01:51
+
Writing the First Draft
9 Lectures 01:45:15
Figuring Out Your Dissertation Writing Style
07:26

Collecting Data For Your Dissertation
13:06

Creating a Pre-Writing Outline For Your Dissertation
13:48

The 1-Page Outline
14:32

The Zero-Draft - Your First Step in Writing
14:56

Creating an Unbreakable Daily Writing Habit
13:23

How to Make it Impossible Not to Write Every Day
14:02

How to Have the Perfect Writing Day
12:48

Resources For This Section
01:14
+
How to Keep Writing During Your Dissertation Slog
7 Lectures 01:03:00
How to Keep Going in the Midpoint of Your PhD
01:57

Developing a Regular Writing Routine
14:04

Putting Together a Writers' Group
09:39

Dealing With Your Advisor and Dissertation Committee
17:11

Overcoming Writer's Block
10:10

Dealing With Depression
09:17

Resources For This Section
00:42
+
Polishing Your Dissertation to Perfection
7 Lectures 32:01
Section Overview
01:11

Revising Your Dissertation at the Organizational Level
06:55

Revising at the Paragraph Level
08:33

Revising at the Sentence Level
04:24

Tips for Final Edits
03:29

Other Useful Strategies
03:29

Resources for this Section
04:00
+
The Defense
6 Lectures 29:19
Section Overview
01:21

Preparing for the Defense
07:04

What To Say During Your Opening Remarks
06:43

Giving the Perfect Answer to Every Question
08:29

Doing a Final Revision After the Defense
05:04

Resources for this Section
00:38
+
Life After the Dissertation
5 Lectures 31:11
Section Overview
00:59

Publishing the Dissertation - Book or Article(s)?
09:24

Applying for a Tenure-Track Job
10:50

A Final Thank-You
01:21

Writing a Perfect CV and Cover Letter
08:37
+
Bonus Resources
1 Lecture 00:10
Join our Members-Only Facebook Group
00:10
About the Instructor
Michael Rank
4.3 Average rating
136 Reviews
6,384 Students
5 Courses
PhD, History

Michael Rank is a PhD in Middle East history. He studied at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and holds an MA in Ottoman History from Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research project is on Christian-Muslim intellectual and religious history in late Ottoman Istanbul. Michael has taught courses in Hungary, Turkey, and the United States on Middle East History, International Affairs, Intercultural Studies, and American History. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a journalist in Istanbul where he reported on religion and human rights in the Middle East.

Michael is the author of 12 books, including "From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa: A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of MIddle East History,"; "The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross"; and "The Most Powerful Women in the MIddle Ages: Queens, Saints, and Viking Slayers, From Empress Theodora to Elizabeth of Tudor."

He lives in Istanbul with his wife and two daughters.