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Benefits of a Dissertation Support Group
The Dissertation Writing Support Group Workshop meets once a month during the academic year to discuss issues related to the dissertation process. A specific topic is addressed during each meeting, followed by a a general question and answer discussion. Students who are interested in working in a writing support group setting are matched-up with other students expressing a similar interest. The Dissertation Writing Support Group Workshop is open to all students enrolled within the Graduate School of Education.
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4. Monitor your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. Writing a dissertation can be obviously be stressful. During one semester early on in my dissertation writing journey, I joined a dissertation support group provided by my university's counseling department. It was great to connect with other graduate students from other departments, and publicly confess to the various ways that the dissertation was stressful. I enjoyed hearing and sharing about personal issues, such as managing relationships with one's dissertation advisor and committee members, juggling various time constraints, and dealing with how to effectively sleep. For the latter issue, I had to grapple with figuring out a way to sleep more, because some nights, I'd wake up in the middle of the night with random thoughts about my dissertation. I typically would record a voice memo on my cell phone. Also, I would keep the brightness setting on my cell phone low so that my sleep would not be as interrupted by the bright light.
Then make an appointment to learn about the DISSERTATION SUPPORT GROUP offered by Dr. Annie Petrossian at SBU’s University Counseling Center. This group provides graduate students with a place to meet weekly and discuss their experiences, manage stress, gain support, and celebrate accomplishments with other students who are coping with many of the same concerns.“When my advisor offered me to join a dissertation support group, I said “Yuck! Do I really need it?” As it turned out later, the dissertation support group helped me survive and get my degree.