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W Verbal Cheerleader For Doctoral Students

Dr. Dawn Mclucas Author Interview

Doctorate 101: A Concise Guidebook for Your Journey provides readers with tips, encouragement, and steps on how to achieve their goals. Why was this an important book for you to write?

During my doctoral journey I faced immense challenges, setbacks, and disappointments. There were times where I second guessed if I would finish the program. I knew I was capable of doing the work. But there was a point where my process became stagnant. I know my journey was similar to other doctoral students as well. I was driven to write this book to create a verbal cheerleader for doctoral students. The goal was to offer some insight, expectations, and support to doctoral students and to let them know they were not alone.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about obtaining a Doctorate Degree?

A common misconception is that obtaining a doctorate or phd degree can only lead to opportunity for a teaching or education position. Doctoral graduates work in a range of professional areas to include higher level government positions, human resources, training, research and numerous others.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you before starting a doctorate program?

One piece of advice that I wish someone had provided to me prior to starting the doctorate program is to focus on my own journey. You start with a cohort of students. But not everyone will finish at the same time. This can be discouraging. But focusing on the status of other students can keep you from progressing. In a bachelor or master program the completion timeline is fairly straightforward. However, during a doctorate program the completion deadline is a moving target. It will need to be adjusted based on progress, revisions, finances, and other factors.

You have a wide range of books currently published. What book are you currently in the middle of writing?

I am currently in the process of completing a children’s book dedicated to and celebrating the quiet and introverted child. I am very excited to finish this book. I especially love creating books and activities that support children’s minds and learning.

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Are you thinking about starting a doctorate program?

Did you recently start your doctorate program?

Do you have anxiousness or concerns about what to expect?

In this book, the author, Dr. Dawn McLucas strives to offer insight and motivation to all learners pursuing or considering starting a doctorate program. This compact book provides key information to provide students with an introduction to the doctoral journey without overwhelming the reader. The summary of experiences, tips, and encouragement serve to better equip students in their new educational pursuits.

In this book you will discover:Author experiences
Goal setting ideas
An introduction to the dissertation
Expectations
Tips for maintaining motivation and support
After processing the ideas and tips provided, you will hopefully feel more at ease and prepared to start your journey toward adding to the world of research and reaching your goal of obtaining a doctorate.

Doctorate 101: A Concise Guidebook for Your Journey – Book Trailer

Are you thinking about starting a doctorate program?

Did you recently start your doctorate program?

Do you have anxiousness or concerns about what to expect?

In this book, the author, Dr. Dawn McLucas strives to offer insight and motivation to all learners pursuing or considering starting a doctorate program. This compact book provides key information to provide students with an introduction to the doctoral journey without overwhelming the reader. The summary of experiences, tips, and encouragement serve to better equip students in their new educational pursuits.

In this book you will discover:

  • Author experiences
  • Goal setting ideas
  • An introduction to the dissertation
  • Expectations
  • Tips for maintaining motivation and support

After processing the ideas and tips provided, you will hopefully feel more at ease and prepared to start your journey toward adding to the world of research and reaching your goal of obtaining a doctorate.

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