March 2, 2023
Where Can You Go for Extra Help During Your Dissertation Research?

Five experts you can hire to help with your dissertation. Feeling overwhelmed with your dissertation research? You’re not alone. Here’s a list of experts who can help ensure your manuscript is the best it can be. You’ve spent years working toward your degree, thinking about your ideal dissertation topic, and crafting the perfect problem statement. […]

January 19, 2023
Three Apps for Being A Grad Student and Parenting at the Same Time

Parenting while doing a grad degree is really hard work. Here are the three apps that I use to make the balance bearable.

September 26, 2022
The Top 6 PhD Podcasts for Surviving Your Dissertation

Back in August, I promised you a post with my line-up of fantastic PhD podcasts for dissertation students – so here it is! In this post, I’ll share six of my favorite research and study podcasts for dissertation students (and don’t forget to check out the companion post 10 Essential Dissertation Blogs for Ph.D. Students!) […]

August 11, 2022
10 Essential Dissertation Blogs for Ph.D. Students

If you are anything like me, then having a few blogs and podcasts to follow is essential to every project – and dissertation blogs are no exception. In this post, I’ll share ten of my favorite research blogs for dissertation students, including academic, writing, and humorous options. (Don’t worry – we’ll get to podcasts another […]

May 11, 2022
Your Guide to Graduate Studies in Children’s Literature

Children’s Literature is one of the fastest-growing and most popular fields of graduate study worldwide. Learn More ↗ After all, who wouldn’t want to spend their graduate years diving back into childhood favorites? That’s why I chose to enter this field, way back in 2005, when I began my children’s literature PhD. The thought of […]

March 15, 2022
How to Choose Your Children’s Literature Dissertation Topic

In this post we’ll look at these techniques in more detail, including some examples specific to the field of children’s literature. Browse Trending Issues When you’re looking for a children’s literature dissertation supervisor, it stands to reason that a faculty member will be more interested in your work if you are looking at cutting-edge ideas. […]

March 1, 2022
Three Exciting Young Adult Literature Dissertation Topic Prompts

Are you thinking about doing a dissertation in young adult literature and wondering what a good topic might be? Here are three prompts to get you started! Posthumanism and YA Bodies Questions to ask yourself: How do novels approach young adult agency when it comes to physical boundaries? Do YA texts offer space for physical […]

February 11, 2022
Three Careers for Children’s Literature PhD Graduates

Children’s Literature can be broadly understood as the study of texts and media intended for or created by children, but that doesn’t mean children’s literature graduates are limited to literature-based careers. While graduates with children’s literature degrees have traditionally moved on to jobs in education and teaching, there are many more career possibilities out there. […]

January 29, 2022
5 Books You Should Buy to Help You Create Your Dissertation Proposal

If you are just starting out on your PhD journey, you may be chomping at the bit to get started and wondering what you can do to feel prepared. If you love books as much as I do, you will almost certainly feel an irresistible urge to start buying dissertation books. Don’t resist – it’s […]

January 27, 2022
A Review of “Get Real and Get In” by Dr. Aviva Legatt

I am super excited to share my recently published review of Get Real and Get In – A fantastic new college prep guide by Dr. Aviva Legatt. Are you currently applying to a dissertation program, or do you know someone else who is? Here’s a quick summary of what’s to love in this guide. What’s […]

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