Alone but Not Lonely: The Joys of Finding Your Online Doctoral Writing Tribe

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Mulligan, Deborah L.. 2022. "Alone but Not Lonely: The Joys of Finding Your Online Doctoral Writing Tribe." Mulligan, Deborah L., Ryan, Naomi and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Deconstructing Doctoral Discourses: Stories and Strategies for Success. Switzerland . Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 213-227
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Alone but Not Lonely: The Joys of Finding Your Online Doctoral Writing Tribe

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleDeconstructing Doctoral Discourses: Stories and Strategies for Success
AuthorsMulligan, Deborah L.
EditorsMulligan, Deborah L., Ryan, Naomi and Danaher, Patrick Alan
Page Range213-227
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Chapter Number13
Number of Pages213-227
Year2022
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISBN9783031110184
9783031110153
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-11016-0_13
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-11016-0_13
Abstract

Doctoral writing is littered with academic highs and lows. These are to be expected and accepted as part of the process when striving for academic success. Following the data gathering comes the write-up, and this may be a major stumbling point to completion.

This chapter examines the strategies that I put in place to mitigate my feelings of isolation during my thesis write-up. My writing tribe was invaluable to my feelings of place in the academic world. My tribe encompassed both online and face-to-face support that I both gave and received during the long, lonely hours in front of the computer.

Keywordsdoctoral discourses; doctoral identity development; doctoral study; thesis writing; success strategies
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
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