6 Steps to Finish Your Degree18 November 2021 2021-11-24 12:16
6 Steps to Finish Your Degree
6 Steps to Finish Your Degree
When it comes to completing your degree, you need to follow some steps to achieve success. In my course Student Success Masterclass: 6 Steps To Complete Your Degree, I have put together 6 things where struggle most of the time.
While starting a degree, the ultimate goal is to finish your degree on a high note. Following these steps will guarantee that you complete your degree and have a great career.
Develop a Habit of Reading, Writing, and Thinking
I emphasize that you should do these three things at once. You have often heard that your habits decide whether you reach your goal or not. Make sure that you have the habit of reading, writing, and thinking.
Writing is a very important part of completing your degree. In my course, I have explained in detail how to improve your writing.
Set up Weekly Status Report
I have followed this step during my Ph.D. degree and it helped me all the way. Make sure that you send a weekly status report to your supervisor. List five things that you have achieved in the past week. Also, list five things you will focus on in the upcoming week.
This will hardly take a few minutes but develop an excellent relationship with your supervisor. Moreover, it will help in staying focused and work in the right direction.
Plan and Master Your Tasks
Throughout your degree, you have to complete a list of tasks to achieve your ultimate goal. In the course, I have taught principles to set up your Kanban board and how to get the most out of it.
In this video, I have explained three steps in detail while the remaining three steps are available in the course.
Things You Will Learn in the Course
- Develop a habit of reading, thinking & writing which will set a very important foundation for success in your degree
- Set up your weekly supervisor status report so that you keep a regular discipline of progress and streamlined communications
- Plan and master your tasks throughout your studies from “To-Do” to “Done” to drive momentum and benefit from Kanban principles
- Support your study with a good proposal that sets the foundation for your degree and learn how to fix an existing proposal
- Learn writing practices that help you write for your reader and complete your reports & discussion papers with meaning & clarity
- Write & pass your final report, thesis or dissertation which will be your single biggest measure of success in your degree
- Principles and practices of Kanban boards and how to set yours up either physically or digitally to maximise your progress
- How to limit work in progress & achieve cadence in managing tasks to maintain consistent weekly focus on what matters most
- The 3 key objectives that a good proposal needs to achieve: The what, the why and the how of your study
- Learn writing practices like real nouns, real subjects, old before new, complexity last and how these make your writing clearer
- The 5 main sections of a final report, thesis or dissertation: Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, Conclusion
- The importance of writing early, often and well; practical techniques to making this an important part of your daily student life
- Learn which content from your proposal can go into your final report so that you “think with the end in mind” and start early
- The importance of writing discussion papers as a practical technique for writing often to document academic progress as you go
- What goes into your weekly supervisor status report: The 5 tasks you completed last week and the 5 planned for the next week
- Practicalities & benefits of a weekly progress report: How it helps improve your own discipline and improve supervisor interaction
- How to plan key phases of your degree on a week by week basis; see a demonstration of how I planned and wrote my thesis
- Demonstrations of each major section in my own final report; see a walk through of exactly what I put in my document
- How to write a good thesis statement as a north star that guides your study; I teach you an example from the wipeboard
- Download and see demos of my own successful PhD documents: Proposal, Proposal Presentation and Final Report / Thesis / Dissertation