Suggested tool: University Libraries Dissertation Calculator
The University Libraries Dissertation Calculator, available at https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/ac/dissertation-calculator, is a tool that can help you map out and plan your research. It will help with thinking through, planning, and timing the relevant steps in the dissertation process like identifying and refining your research question, developing your design and methodology, reviewing literature and writing your proposal, editing your document, preparing for your defense and more. Explore this tool and get started with planning your process today!
Suggested resource: The Center for Writing
The University's Center for Writing (http://writing.umn.edu/) is your first stop face-to-face and online writing consultations at any stage of the writing process! Get help with brainstorming an outline, feedback on a draft, or expert advice for refining your final product. Making an appointment with a writing consultant is free and easy, and it will set you up for writing success!
Strategies for starting research/writing projects
Starting a research/writing project can be overwhelming, but getting organized is the first step. These tips will help with taking effective notes, creating an outline, formulating a thesis statement, and more - pick and choose the ideas that you feel will work best for you!