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
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.