Author Archives: Lynn Riskedal


February 3, 2011

How do you know you’ve learned?

“OMG, WHAT was I thinking?”

October 6, 2010

Do you ever have one of those “OMG, WHAT was I thinking?” moments. That panic that happens when you are challenging yourself? Followed closely with ‘I can’t do this’ I had them while I worked on my dissertation. I had … Continue reading

Becoming. Developing.

March 8, 2010

“Becoming” is a key word for anyone in a doctoral program. One Becomes a Scholar. One Becomes a PhD. “Developmental” is a collollary to “Becoming.” Becoming is a process of seeking a desired state. It requires change and growth. Developmental … Continue reading

Characteristic of an accomplished doctoral learner

October 19, 2009

Tenacious: defines it as pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, or obstinate. adhesive or sticky; viscous or glutinous. holding together; cohesive; not easily pulled asunder; tough They could have said ‘almost completed with dissertation’ as an example. I think this is the … Continue reading

“I have no clue”

September 14, 2009

Situation: Beginning of the doctoral program, coursework. Answer: “I have no clue” The question: “What topic are you focusing on for your dissertation?”