- Life After Your Defense: Dealing with Deadlines and Depositing
- Email of the Month
- Congratulations TA-DA!™ Graduates
- Printing the final copies on acid free/specialty paper
- Collecting all necessary signatures
- Paying all necessary fees
- Depositing the work to the library, graduate school office, bookstore and wherever else you are required to file it.
Task #1: Find an/the article you need to review and download it.
Task #2: If the article isn’t available in full text, go to the library, find the article, and copy it.
Task #3: Read the article, paying close attention only to the information you need to address.
Task #4: Add this citation to the bibliography of your thesis or dissertation.
- If you want your name printed in the commencement program, you must inform your department early in the semester of your intention to graduate.
- You will need to order your regalia, usually from the on-campus bookstore within a specified timeframe, and pick it up when instructed.
- You must settle all outstanding university debts with the cashier.
- Make sure you make the deadline for submitting the original and one copy of your final dissertation to the graduate school.
- Complete and submit the Survey of Earned Doctorates other necessary forms for graduation.
- If diplomas are available to you, determine whether you would like to pick it up personally or have it mailed to you, and then advise the graduate school of your preference.
- Update your home address via the web or in person prior to leaving campus.
- Purchase and send out invitations to everyone you would like to attend.
- Get a “Certificate of Completion” and an official copy of your transcript before leaving the university.
Email Question of the Month:
Thank you for contacting us at TADA. I assume that your research question is “What is the impact of organizational culture on employee and customer satisfaction in the Pharmaceutical Industry?” Congratulations on finding a dissertation topic. At some point I suggest that you find an editor to deal with the misspellings that I see. Nonetheless, It is up to you to refer back to your Research Methods course, your advisor or committee to figure out how you should measure some of the concepts that you have mentioned. Reading, reading and more reading will tell you what has been written on these measures. Your dissertation topic should be built on what you already know and what your advisor is an expert in. Thus, you are not really starting from scratch. You should start by doing some research via academic journals and scholarly texts; you should also communicate your possible topic with your advisor and ask for his/her help.
Wishing you all the best, Dr. Carter
TA-DA!™ Graduates — Congratulations on Your Success
Just wanted to let you know, I have completed my dissertation, I have graduated from Texas A & M University, College Station, I am Dr. Judy T. Thanks but I don’t think I need FinishLine any longer.
Congratulations…Welcome to the club…Thanks for sharing the news with us at TADA!Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished. We love hearing that!!!!!!!!!! Our readers like to know that it is possible to finish. Please share the TADA Newsletter with others who come behind you and with others whom you might advise. In the meantime, we will take your name off the list. Thanks again for contacting us. Have a happy New Year.
Wendy Y. Carter, Ph.D.
About the Author: As a single mother, professor Wendy Y. Carter, Ph.D., completed three masters’ degrees and a PhD. Her motto is a Good Thesis/Dissertation is a Done Thesis/Dissertation. She is the creator of a new innovative interactive resource tool on CD—TADA! Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished. To learn more and sign up for her FREE tips and teleclasses, contact us at email@example.com. Privacy is our policy. TADA™ Finishline does not give out or sell our subscribers’ names or e-mail addresses.