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ProQuest has partnered with experts in the Graduate School community to develop and provide free instructional resources for students to use in a virtual learning environment. The below modules can be taken in any order and provide support tools for writing, community building, and PQDT Global use.

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Dissertations Bootcamp

Academic writing is an essential skill for graduate success and degree completion. Graduate Schools have been forced to move academic writing workshops and outreach online and are faced with many challenges to still provide students with the same level of instructional and community support. Use the below on-demand resources to support virtual bootcamps and other online instruction.​

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Expert Contributors

The content and learning experience design was executed in collaboration with the following experts.

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Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Author, Cornell University Graduate School

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Ken Helvey, Associate Professor of Education – Doctoral Program at Texas Wesleyan University

  • Over 30 years of experience in public education
  • Fully integrated the analysis of dissertations into coursework and implemented across faculty peers.

Expert Advice Articles

Virtual Dissertations Bootcamp

Graduate Schools have been forced to move academic writing workshops and outreach online and are faced with many challenges to provide students with adequate support. Resources developed and suggested for institutional use can be found here.

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The Advising Relationship

You can help your advisor be the best advisor for you; someone who will allow you to complete your dissertation and flourish as a professional.

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Submitting Your Dissertation

The process of having your dissertation reviewed and approved.

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Defending Your Dissertation

Breaking down the components of solid dissertation defense; the preparation, the defense, and the follow-up.

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Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis

Examine two key strategies for writing a dissertation or thesis more effectively: fast writing and slow revising.

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How to Get it Done

Tips for staying focused and organized while writing your dissertation

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Committee Selection

Learn techniques and strategies to help you select a dissertation committee.

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Thesis Topic Selection

Sonja Foss and William Waters, authors of "Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation," share best practices for selecting a thesis topic.

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O’Donnell Learn is a leading learning design firm, rooted in purposeful learning design, a user-centric approach that ensures student success and engagement. O’Donnell Learn worked closely with the professionals at ProQuest to develop Dissertations eLearning Modules, and make them freely available to you.