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She gave a great deal of her time to make sure that the work I produced was of high quality. Since my advisor and I did not live in the same city, we used various forms of communication including telephone, text messaging, email and video communication via the computer. Most importantly for me was to have an advisor who was nurturing but firm and who had a strong and genuine desire to see me succeed in this process.

Agreed upon calendar

Advisor . After I had agreed to serve as chairperson, the first activity we turned our attention to was to set up a long range, one year calendar with milestones and due dates. Starting with the date the final copy of the dissertation would be due to the university, we mapped in dates that drafts would be submitted to me and when I would send those on to the other committee members. Of major importance was scheduling the submission of the institutional review board proposal in time to meet the data collection schedule since data could not be collected before approval from this body. However, being realistic was also a consideration as we looked at professional and family commitments, as well as vacation calendars. In both cases we understood that the calendar would only work if the candidate could meet the deadlines: if the candidate lagged, it was likely that I could not juggle professional or personal calendar in such a way as to keep on schedule.

JDP graduate . Working around our professional communitments, together we scoped the requirements of the dissertation project and established a clear deadline that was in alignment with the university’s dissertation filing deadline. Working backward from that deadline, together we mapped milestones and submission deadlines that both made sense and ambitiously advanced my work. My advisor took the primary responsibility to communicate these milestones and timelines with other dissertation committee members and shepherd their commitment to supporting my work along the established timeline.

An interesting, unexpected boost to development of the dissertation’s research methodology was the submission of the project for Human Subjects review. Having to describe the process and expected products of the research project at such an early stage of the dissertation process was extremely helpful in developing a clear methodology that is directly aligned with the research questions and project goals. It allowed for a great level of internal consistency between project goals, milestones, and calendar requirements. It also assisted with predicting the times during which I would need assistance from various committee members for expert support in certain aspects of the research project.

Essentially, keeping a calendar kept all the committee members on board with deadlines, helped chapter drafts and edits to be returned in a timely fashion, and kept me working without losing momentum.

ELSJ graduate. The calendar that my advisor and I created outlined important target dates by which drafts of various parts of my dissertation needed to be completed. The calendar included the final date of submission for dissertation to be turned into the university which allowed me to pace my writing appropriately. What was also extremely helpful was that my advisor served as the intermediary between me and the other committee members by sending them my drafts and handling the majority of the communication to limit conflicting feedback, allowing me to focus on writing.

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
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