Many research scholars may believe that it is a crazy notion that one can complete their dissertation in just 90 days. But if you are motivated and ready for some hard work, you can easily accomplish the task in such a short timeframe.

Consider some of the following tips that can help you in completing your dissertation in just 90 days.

Fix time for emails
Reading and replying to your emails may significant amount of your time. When you are frequently checking your mails, not only your work pace gets disturbed, but if it is a mail from a loved one or your friend, you may get emotional reading it and your mind may get diverted from your dissertation. So, fix a time for emails like half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening. Check and reply to mails during this time to ensure that you do not get distracted when you are working in your dissertation.

Choose the times to work on your dissertation
Select times when you are highly productive, like in the mornings, evenings or even at nights. You can pick these hours to work on your dissertation and do nothing else. Additionally, choose a place where you want to work, in your bedroom or dining area, or sitting in your working desk. Claim your own private space where you won’t get disturbed by roommates, loved ones or friends. Ensure that you have adequate lighting in the room and all the equipment and materials you require.

Jot down your work routine for the next 90 days
If you do not have a work routine, you may get confused. So, before you start working on your dissertation, you can lay down your working plan, including the time frame you require for completing the introduction, literature review, methodology page, results, evaluation and summary. In this way, you will have a clear idea about the time you need to dedicate for each chapter. This will help you remain focused and complete your dissertation within the specific time frame.

Map out a plan to deal with writer’s block
During these 90 days, you may often face writer’s block. So, decide how you are going to get out of the writer’s block, like going out for a movie with friends, chatting with your loved ones, reading your favorite novel, watching television or doing nothing but simply relaxing.

Writing a PhD thesis or a dissertation can be challenging for students, especially when it includes a number of independent chapters. Additionally, the combination of all these chapters must support and build on your overall research question. Most readers would feel lost going through chapters with around 80,000 to 1,00,000 words.
Irrespective of the chapter content or the research topic, each chapter can have some basic building blocks that writers can use for conveying their information:

  1. Linking to the previous or next chapter.
    You can start (or even conclude) every chapter with a brief of your previous (or next) chapter respectively. Do not make it too lengthy to sound repetitive to the reader. Alternatively, concluding any chapter with a summary of the discussion in the next chapter enables you to start each chapter on a fresh note.
    Additionally, link the discussion in each chapter with the overall research question and how it contributes the overall argument. Links to prior material in your thesis can elaborate how this chapter builds on your arguments in the earlier chapters.
  1. Include the focus point of each chapter.
    Inform your reader on what is the focus of each chapter and its objective. Build an argument of how each topic in your chapter can lead to your discussion in the next topic. The combined set of topics can ultimately contribute to your overall chapter focus.
  1. Break up your chapter into sections.
    Each section of text must have an appropriate heading (and sub-headings) that can indicate the purpose of the section. Do not use redundant headings like “Introduction” or “Overview” in chapter beginnings, as the start of any chapter always serve this purpose.
    Include a paragraph (or two) of a framing text before getting into the main body of the section. Chapters with 8000 to 12000 words can usually have 2, 3, or even 4 sections in the main body.
  1. Provide a summary or conclusion.
    Each chapter must include a substantial summary or conclusion of the discussion points and findings. Assuming that the reader has limited time to read through your entire chapter, the summary can be a brief collection of the key points that you want the reader to remember.
    Chapters with a consistent flow and structure can not only be helpful to readers, but also help you, as a writer, to not navigate away from the central focus point of each chapter.