At WTF: PhD we hear *too many* stories about people who make it through coursework, pass their prelims, and defend their prospectus only to sit down in front of a blank document to start the dissertation and . . .
We get it. A dissertation is an overwhelming project.
One of our mentors put it like this:
Look at your desk. Now, imagine that your favorite food is in-front of you and it’s the size of your desk. Cheesecake? You’ve got a cheesecake the size of your desk. Pizza? You’ve got a pizza the size of your desk. Fish and chips? Well, you get it.
Now, imagine you have to eat it all RIGHT NOW.
Makes your stomach turn, right?
Now, imagine that this food will not go bad no matter how long it takes you to eat it. It will be fresh, healthy, and the right temperature everyday.
What a treat?
It’s the same thing with a dissertation. You like your topic. You like research and writing. But when you sit down one day with the goal to research and write a whole book as soon as possible it will make your stomach turn.
That’s why we created the 30 Day Draft Workbook to make writing your dissertation, dare we say, easy.
Or at least easier.
It’s simple: You do one step a day, six days a week.
Each step takes an hour or less.
By the end of the month, you have a draft.
The 30 Day Draft Workbook is a one-month calendar that has six days and one rest day each week. Every day you complete one step that takes an hour or less. Although you can move the rest day to whichever day of the week works best for you, it is important to keep the work steps in order because they are structured to build on each other and move you from a blank page to a functional draft.
In addition to the calendar, you get our best coaching tips on how to organize your work space and time to make the most progress. These are the steps that our 1:1 coaching clients find transformative in their own writing practices. Simply put: these practices help you make progress faster.
That’s a WTF: PhD guarantee.
Past clients have called these steps “externalized executive function.”
That means two things:
First, if you are neurodivergent and struggle with executive function and have been disappoint by neurotypical productivity practices there’s a good chance this might work for you. The WTF: PhD team is also neurodivergent and we created these tools to work for us.
Second, even if your executive function works just fine, you’ll likely find you work a little faster when the “thinking” part of the work is done for you which is exactly what this is! You show up and do the action. You make progress. You succeed. We all celebrate!
You! This workbook is designed for folx who are looking for a little structure but not necessarily 1:1 support. Once you purchase the workbook you’ll be able to download it immediately and start making progress on your dissertation right away. You don’t need anything but you, your computer, and the worksheet.
$35 USD. A little over a dollar a day.
Wherever you get work done! Your home, your favorite coffee shop, a grocery store with free Wi-Fi.
The Fine Print
Because this is a digital resource returns, and therefore refunds, are not possible. However, we care about your experience and if you are not satisfied with this product we invite you to contact us so we can work out a solution.
30 Day Draft Workbook
What if you could go from a blank page to a full first draft in a month? What would it take? Slaving over your document for hours a day every day?
This planner will take you from no draft to a first draft in 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
The steps are sequenced in a way that has worked for me and my clients chapter after chapter, article after article, essay after essay.
You can re-arrange the rest days to whatever day suits your weekly schedule but follow the order of steps in the work days and you will have a working draft in 30 days time.
This tool is perfect for the ambitious beginning of the semester or the crunch we feel after midterms.