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Pursuing Your Doctorate: 3 Strategies for Success

Posted on August 10, 2017  in  [ Doctoral Journey ]

Grand Canyon University offers a broad selection of doctoral degree programs to help make learning more convenient for our learners. These programs help make it possible for working professionals to deepen their knowledge, broaden their skillset and further their career. If you’re pursuing your doctorate or planning to, then consider the following strategies that can help promote your success:

Create a Practical Schedule

When pursuing a doctorate, one of the greatest challenges that you may face is time management. Creating a schedule that you can manage and remain faithful to can help you succeed in completing your doctoral degree program. Make sure to set aside specific times for reading and writing, while also scheduling time for yourself or with loved ones.

Get Plenty of Rest

It’s not uncommon for learners to skimp on sleep while balancing work, courses and a social life into their routine. While balancing these factors is important, sleep is critical for your health and wellbeing. Strive to get 7 to 8 hours each night, and try to wake up and go to bed at the same time each day to make it easier to maintain a balanced routine.

Start Writing Early On

One more way to help ensure your success while pursuing your doctorate is to write early and often. Essentially, seize any opportunity available to write. Writing often will hone your skills and provide you with material to use and reference later. Fortunately, GCU’s doctoral degrees have you thinking about your dissertation from your first class to help you prepare and keep you writing along the entire journey.

Are you interested in learning more about Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies? If so, then please visit our website or use the Request More Information button on this page to contact a university counselor.

About College of Doctoral Studies

Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.


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