Overfrom Successful Academic i came across a few tips from Dr.Mckinney for effective dissertations.I must say that these are one of the most effective and down to earth practices that would really make a difference.The article begins with an introduction as to why the dissertation is widely considered to be a herculean task and gives practical suggestions to problems such as:
Problem: Self-structure project
Solutions: learn to organize the work, your time, your space and to develop systems to monitor your progress.
Problem: Newness Factor
Solution: Thoroughly research available models.
Problem: No Clear-cut Deadlines
Solution: Develop the ability to follow through on self-imposed deadlines and to create useful external deadlines.
Problem: Perfectionism Trigger
Solution: Understand and combat unrealistic expectations and learn to let yourself write really awful first drafts.
Solution: Establish social support networks: join a support group; find a dissertation buddy; hire a coach.