Comprehensive Exam

What should I know before going into comps?

April 27, 2012

Podcast Description: The comprehensive exam is a bridge between coursework and dissertation. Find out what you should know before entering this significant part of your doctoral journey. The following presentation is a production of Capella University and is not intended … Continue reading

The Genius of Barbara Lovitts: From Dependence to Independence

March 10, 2011

Have you ever stopped and reflected on the transition that occurs from completing your doctoral coursework to the comprehensive examination and dissertation? Over the past years, my colleagues and I have helped thousands of learners make this transition. Some do … Continue reading

Notes on Writing

September 3, 2010

I want to offer some thoughts about writing throughout the dissertation process. They come in no particular order. Each is important and should be taken to heart. And if you are a learner in a doctoral program, I want to … Continue reading

Building a Library for Your Future Success

January 26, 2010

A learner recently asked me what he should do with his books after each course: should he keep them or sell them?

Let’s Get Integrated

October 13, 2009

Preparing for Your Comprehensive Exam from Day One It is easy to become so focused on each course every quarter that you do not see the forest for the trees.That is to say, you put up a valiant effort to … Continue reading