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The Dissertation School

Friend, just one last lap before you get to the finish line.

The time has come to finish that dissertation proposal. I’m ready to show you how to get the most out of your time without spending the next year locked away in your apartment.

Does any of this sound like you?

You often feel stupid

...like if I’m so smart, why can’t I write this stupid dissertation?

Anxiety has become a permanent roommate in your body

...because you’re under so much pressure from your program, family, and friends and you don’t want to let anyone down. However, if one more person asks you, “How is your dissertation going?” You may need some bail money because they gon catch these hands!

You worry that you’ll be asked to leave the program

...because so much time has passed and really you should be further along with this dissertation.

You’re unable to get your proposal approved

...you feel like you are going in circles communicating with your committee and still not getting anywhere.

You wonder if you even need this degree

...and consider just finding a job and leaving the program altogether.

Does it feel like I’m in your head?

Look, spending all this time, energy, and MONEY on your doctoral education while hating the entire experience, sucks! If only you could figure out EXACTLY what you need to do to finish this thing and graduate already.


“I just want it to be over, already!”

Fortunate for you, finishing this dissertation and graduating has NOTHING to do with how smart you are or how much you know.

I want to help you write your dissertation and have time to visit the Dollar Spot at Target, grab your favorite Chipotle bowl, and enjoy the rest of HTGAWM without feeling overwhelmed, tired, or frustrated.

Would you like to learn how to…

  • Get so clear about your dissertation topic that by the end of your elevator pitch you’ll have people clapping with excitement?

  • Write faster without spending hours and hours locked away in your apartment and missing out on enjoying your family and friend?

  • Understand those complicated qualitative research terms so you know exactly what they mean and how to use them?

  • Win over your committee so much that they won’t be able to stop talking about your project (thus passing you with the quickness)

Well friend, let me introduce you to The Dissertation School.

A refreshing and comprehensive experience that provides you with the tools and strategies to write a complete draft of your dissertation so you can successfully pass your prospectus defense, and get to being a researcher.

The Dissertation School is a mixture of video lessons, tasks, and hands-on support that help you get this dissertation done. You’ll get personalized time to ask questions and make sure you’re getting it. You’ll be fully supported throughout the dissertation process.

Let’s take a look at The Dissertation School Syllabus

Module 1: Reviewing the Literature

Module 2: You Are the Research Instrument

Module 3: Becoming A Qualitative Researcher

Module 4: Tackling the Methodology and the Methods

Module 5: Aligning Your Research Design

Module 6: Defending Your Proposal

Module 1: Reviewing the Literature

Existing literature provides the context and evidence we need to support the purpose of our research projects. This module will help you complete your literature review without feeling overwhelmed and all over the place.

  • Learn the purpose of the literature review.

  • Discover the difference between the conceptual framework and theoretical framework.

  • The magic method to leveraging articles, books, and other dissertations so your notes contain a simplified version of the literature that you can actually understand and use when writing your dissertation.

  • My system for organizing and storing literature in a way that you can easily retrieve it for later use.

Module 2: You Are The Research Instrument

In qualitative research, the project is only as clear as the researcher. Meaning, you must KNOW who you are in order to be a great qualitative researcher. This second module with help you to dive deep into positionality and reflexivity.

  • Identify the 4 things you need to focus on every day to ensure that you feel good and are stress-free.

  • Draft the most important part of your proposal, your “why” as a researcher.

  • Break down the purpose of your research and why it matters to the world.

Module 3: Becoming A Qualitative Researcher

Success is in your routine. The first module is about getting clear about your goals, your deadlines, and creating a writing routine that will help you accomplish both. We will work through the mindset blocks that are stalling your progress and get you writing.

  • Create a simple morning routine that will help you be clear on your focus for the day so you know exactly what you need to accomplish and how to do so.

  • Set an easy to follow writing schedule that becomes a natural part of your existing weekly routine.

  • Learn how to show up and write even when you don’t feel like it.

Module 4: Tackling the Methodology

Methodology or methods; In this module, we will discuss what you should include and which one matters the most to your study.

  • Design the heart of your dissertation proposal (this is the key to winning over your committee).

  • Determine the right methodology for you and how to select appropriate methods.

  • Create a plan for finding your ideal (and enough) participants to reach saturation.

Module 5: Aligning Your Research Design

All roads lead back to the overall research design. A strong research design helps you to feel confident about your study and leave your committee speechless.

  • Write a comprehensive overview of your dissertation.

  • How to use chapter 1 as your major communication tool with your committee to ensure you pass your proposal defense.

  • The 4 most important questions you must be able to answer in order to write a bomb prospectus.

Module 6: Defending Your Proposal

A well-written dissertation proposal means nothing if you cannot defend it. This module will give you a roadmap for planning your defense so you can go in their prepared and confident.

  • How to prioritize your reading and writing between all of your courses and other responsibilities so your chair believes you are spending hours writing and preparing for your dissertation.

  • How to review feedback from your committee and use as a roadmap to preparing for your defense

  • What to include in your defense presentation to give a clear, concise view of your dissertation study

The 6 modules will be released over a 12 week period.

Plus, these bonuses

Bonus 1: 3 Months Access to Write Away ($90 value)

...Do you find it hard to work alone and be productive? You will get access to my weekly writing accountability group. Writing groups provide support and a built-in structure to ensure that you continue to write and make progress. Help make writing more fun by joining other scholars in a supportive (virtual) environment. You never have to change out of your pajamas!

Bonus 2: Access to Private Facebook Group and Weekly Q&A ($1497 value)

...This is your time to ask your questions about your specific project and get personalized feedback on your individual dissertation proposal. Every week, I’ll be there to help clear up the confusion, explain any terms, and provide personalized support (and some tough love). You’ll also have the support of other amazing scholars who understand exactly what you’re going through and there to help you through the struggle.

Bonus 3: Pay In Full Bonus: Private Coaching Sessions ($497 value)

...If you pay the total cost in full, you get (2) 30-minute one-on-one session with me where we can go over those areas that are of most concern for you. We can talk about methodology, writing routines, or pesky committee members. This is your time.

This entire course is valued at $2,881!

Instead, I’m offering it for $997

30 Day Money Back Guaranteed

Here’s the thing, I’m confident that this course will work for you. But I know no one likes to feel like they’re trapped.

So, if you make it through the first two modules and feel like this ain't for you, all you have to do is show me that you put in the work and you’ll get your money back. No questions asked.

I know that if you show up and put in the work, you’ll blow your mind!

Frequently Asked Questions

I already have a lot on my plate. How will I fit another thing on it?

Listen, I hear you. There’s a ton of things to get done when you’re a doc student. That’s what makes The Dissertation School so great. I’ve actually built in dedicated time every week for you to get your proposal and all the other stuff done. You also have lifetime access so you can come back to it whenever you have the time.

We will also go through some strategies that help you organize all of your “things” so you can finally get them off of your to-do list.

If I don’t like it, can I get a refund?

You have 30 days to try out the program. Simply complete the courses and homework assignments. Email me, showing me your work and you’ll be refunded your investment.

Do you offer payment plans?

You can pay a one-time fee of $997 or three payments of $350. The first payment will be due today.

How will I get access to the modules?

When you sign up, you will receive access to the membership portal. Modules will be released on their assigned date by 10 am CST in the membership portal. You will also receive an email with instructions on how to access the modules.

What if I can’t make the live Q&A calls?

The Q&A calls will be recorded and uploaded to the membership portal within 48 hours. You can watch it when you have the time or if you need to review it. Additionally, you are able to submit questions before each call and I will answer during the call. You can follow up in the Facebook group with any additional questions of clarification for feedback.

What is Write Away? When are the sessions?

Write Away is a weekly accountability group of bomb scholars who are committed to getting sh*t done! We meet every week for dedicated time to work on writing or other tasks such as grading class assignments, finishing research proposals, working on transcriptions, as well as working on other projects. You are welcome to attend all weekly sessions as long as you have access.

You can find the detailed schedule here

Can’t I just do this on my own?

Absolutely!

Here’s the thing though, how much time (and money) do you have to figure it out on your own. I have put in the time and research to find the best practices that have gotten my clients results. I have a plan ready for you to implement without the hours of searching and trying to figure it out. Also, I’m here to answer your questions and give you personalized feedback. Chances are if you landed on my site then you are in search of some much-needed support and accountability, things Google can’t give you.

I’m here to help those who are serious and ready to make some serious progress on their dissertation proposals. Are you ready to finish?

Let’s Put It All Together

When you sign up for The Dissertation School, you’ll get:

6 modules of step-by-step instruction on how to finish a draft of your proposal

12 weeks of writing accountability and community

Access to the private Facebook group complete with Q&A calls with me to answer any questions and get personalized feedback.

2 private coaching sessions when you pay in full

All for $997

What are you waiting for? Sign up today!