Finish Your Thesis

It's no fun to feel "stuck" in grad school,

or wonder if you'll ever get your PhD...

What if you could finish your Dissertation sooner than you thought?

The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" is now open for New Members!

Dora Farkas, Ph.D.

Founder, Finish Your Thesis Academy

How many times have you told yourself

"I will start writing when I am ready"?

I get it.

I was terrified of writing my Dissertation because I always felt like I didn't have the time or I didn't know enough to start writing.

Perhaps, you have also asked yourself questions such as:

Where do I start? Is this good enough for a PhD? There is so much to do, will I ever finish?

And maybe you started writing, but after a few days you were filled with self-doubt and guilt, wondering why your Dissertation is taking so long.

Or worse, you were wondering if you would ever get your PhD.

I know that part of you believes that you do have it in you to get your PhD.

More than anything else, you want to feel in control of your life and future again.

But, how do you stay motivated to keep writing, so that you can finish your Dissertation and get your PhD?

SHANNON FINISHED HER DISSERTATION THANKS TO DAILY ACCOUNTABILITY

"I was super happy that I joined the program because it gave me exactly what I needed. It helped me to structure my time, not beat myself up and build more confidence. The program helped me realize that I was not the only one feeling the way I did, and this allowed me to move on when I felt stuck. You have the support of other people and when all those doubts pop in your head you can still make forward motion. Just do it, you will be done and relieved."

-SHANNON COLEMAN, PHD,EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" is Now Open For New Members!

Monthly Membership

$99 / Month

  • Pay monthly

6 Month Membership

$399 / 6 months

  • Save $200

Annual Membership

$599 /year

  • Save $600

Questions? Contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com

Finishing Your Dissertation just 6 months later than Planned Can Cost You Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Lost Income

lifetime earnings

Life passes by while you feel stuck writing your Dissertation...

50% of doctoral students never finish their Dissertations. Some of my peers dropped out after investing over 5 years and their life savings into graduate school. These students missed out on job opportunities, piled on thousands of dollars of debt, and experienced strain in their personal relationships because they didn't know how to finish writing their Dissertations. I made a promise to myself that if I finished my dissertation I would make it my mission to teach others how to do the same. 

This is how the idea for "The Dissertation Writing Workshop" was born.

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 Why struggle when millions of others have finished their Dissertations?

Writing your Dissertation can feel like you are in a black tunnel with no light at the end. How do you know if you are on the right track? While your dissertation is unique, the process of doing research and writing a dissertation is not. After working with PhD students for over 10 years, I distilled the essential to finish your Dissertation.

With the "Dissertation Writing Workshop" you can finish your dissertation efficiently and move on with your life. 

Access the system taught to 1000's of PhD students

I taught the system behind the "Dissertation Writing Workshop" to thousands of PhD students at universities. Now you can access our writing coaches and systematically finish writing your Dissertation. 

The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" provides you with the tools and community to get your dissertation done! 

Dora Farkas, PhD, Finish Your Thesis Academy

Strategies from the "Dissertation Writing Workshop" have been taught at universities, including:

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The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" is Now Open For New Members!

Monthly Membership

$99 / Month

  • Pay monthly

6 Month Membership

$399 / 6 months

  • Save $200

Annual Membership

$599 /year

  • Save $600

Questions? Contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com

The only program that gives you Accountability And Step-by-step Strategies so you finish your dissertation

Our Core Curriculum Gives You the Foundation to Finish Writing Your Dissertation Efficiently

  • Module 1: The Foundations to Finish Your Dissertation

    • Module 1.1: How do you start & keep writing your Dissertation until you finish?
    • Module 1.2: Foundation of consistent daily progress on your Dissertation
    • Module 1.3: Create your personalized writing plan
    • Bonus: Online tools that simplify Dissertation writing

  • Module 2: Step-by-Step Guide to Finishing Your Dissertation & Feeling Proud of It

    • Module 2.1:What your committee is really looking for in your dissertation
    • Module 2.2: How to write each section of your dissertation (without falling asleep)
      Writing your literature review without getting lost
    • Module 2.3: How to take notes effectively and write a thorough Literature Review 
    • Bonus: Checklists for each section of your Dissertation & guidelines for organizing your references

  • Module 3: Follow-through strategies for consistent dissertation writing

    • Module 3.1: Motivating yourself to write when you feel “behind”
    • Module 3.2: How to set yourself up for success before the day gets away from you
    • Module 3.3: Coping with distractions and interruptions
    • Bonus: Training for your Dissertation Defense

Access Our Exclusive Online Community

As a Member of the "Dissertation Writing Workshop" you get access to our exclusive online community, accountability partners, group coaching sessions, and feedback from our coaches

The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" Keeps You Motivated to Write Until You Finish and Graduate

Benefits of Being a Member of the "Dissertation Writing Workshop"

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  • Dissertation Writing Core Curriculum  (Value: $399/month)
  • -Foundations of Dissertation Writing (and how you can simplify)
  • -Step-by-Step Guide to Finishing Your Dissertation & Feeling Proud of it
  • -Follow-through Strategies for Consistent Dissertation Writing
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  • Bonus Modules (Value: $299/month):
  • -Online tools that make dissertation writing much easier
  • -Checklist for a polished Dissertation
  • -Training for your Dissertation defense
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  • 21 Day Dissertation Writing Challenge (Value: $199/month)
  • -Kick off 2020 With Confidence That Your Will Finish Your PhD!
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  • Group Coaching Program (Value: $499/month)
  • -Two session per month (24 sessions/year)
  • -Downloadable training materials for each session
  • -Live Q&A with Writing Coach at every session
  • -Personal feedback from Writing Coach
  • All training sessions are recorded so you can watch them anytime for inspiration
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  • Membership in Online Community (Value: $299/month)
  • -Connect with other graduate students and find accountability partners
  • -Post questions anytime and receive daily support from community
  • -Access to weekly action challenges to keep you motivated to write
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  • Access to Daily Progress Tracker (Value: $199/month)
  • -Get daily accountability through our shared progress tracker to follow through on your goals
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  • Monthly Assessments (Value: $199/month)
  • -Access to our monthly assessments to evaluate progress on your Dissertation and adjust your plan to stay on track
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  • Email Support (Value: $199/month)
  • -Peace of mind knowing that our team is always here to listen and support you
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Tuition for New Members:

 

 Only $99/month

 

Check out our specials below for 6 and 12 Month Memberships

GEZA GOT HIS PH.D. BECAUSE HE HAD A STEP-BY-STEP SYSTEM

"I had written a few papers and collected quite a bit of material, but I was not ready to finish my Dissertation. I felt something was wrong. Joining the program was the right thing to do to create a high quality Dissertation. The skills that I learned about writing and structuring my time can be used all throughout my career." (Note: When Geza took was a member of our Dissertation Writing Workshop, it was called the Writing Bootcamp)

-GEZA KISS, PHD, COMPUTER SCIENCE, OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" is Now Open For New Members!

Monthly Membership

$99 / Month

  • Pay monthly

6 Month Membership

$399 / 6 months

  • Save $200

Annual Membership

$599 /year

  • Save $600

Questions? Contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com

Why Learn From Dr. Dora Farkas?

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Hi, I am Dr. Dora Farkas, Founder of the Finish Your Thesis Academy. Born in Budapest, Hungary, I completed my Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and my PhD in Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

I continued my career as a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University, and a Senior Scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. In my "spare time" (while raising two daughters) I coached graduate students and gave workshops at universities.

Since I founded the Finish Your Thesis Academy in 2009, I helped thousands of PhD students to finish their Dissertations and move on to a new life and career they are passionate about. 

DERYA FELT STUCK AND FINISHED HER DISSERTATION IN JUST 4 MONTHS

"I didn't know how to start writing, organize data, and put everything in the same format. Just 4 months after joining the program I submitted my thesis, so it really helped me to gain momentum and to focus on the writing. What we need is to get some support, some push to write things down and once you start, it just continues and ideas just come through the writing." (Note: When Derya was a member of our Dissertation Writing Workshop, it was called the Writing Bootcamp)

-DERYA NUHBALAOGLU, PHD, LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN, GERMANY

The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" is Now Open For New Members!

Monthly Membership

$99 / Month

  • Pay monthly

6 Month Membership

$399 / 6 months

  • Save $200

Annual Membership

$599 /year

  • Save $600

Questions? Contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com

Success Stories From Our Graduates

"Dora is an excellent coach with a style that is compassionate as well as no-nonsense. Dora knows how to keep people accountable, but accountable for realistic goals, not the impossible demands we place on ourselves as researchers. Dora also has great advice about how to take care of your health before you turn into a burnt-out mess. (And if you’re a burnt-out mess, she can definitely help!)."

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    -Jessamine Price, Writing Coach, Winner of Best Thesis Award, American University

"One of my fears before joining Dora's program was that I would not be able to graduate on time. I felt stressed and this led to lack of motivation. Joining the community helped me to see that I was not the only one struggling. After I started the program I became more productive and I learned to focus on the tasks that were helping me to finish my thesis."

  • Quang Evansluong
    -Quang Evansluong, PhD, Entrepreneurship, Jönköping University, Sweden

"As a PhD candidate in my final year, I have attended numerous workshops on procrastination, productivity, Writer's Block, and nothing seemed to stick. Dora's strategies are simple and they truly work. I have written more since participating in her program than I had in the six months before it."

"When I first learned about Dora's program I was not sure whether it was right for me. Now that I finished my Ph.D., I can only share my own excellent experience with Dora and the program. If you need help getting organized to get stuff done and could use not only helpful strategies, but also a supportive environment, this is the program for you. "

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    Adrianne Offenbecker, PhD, Anthropology, University of Calgary
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    Ileana Freytis-Ortiz, PhD, Marine Sciences, University of South Florida

This Program is for you if you:


  • Are actively writing your Dissertation, or plan on starting the writing in the next 2 months
  • Want to improve your time management and have the focus and discipline to write
  • Have been feeling stuck with any section of your Dissertation and would like some help,
  • Would like to be more efficient while writing your Dissertation
  • Are committed to writing and finishing your Dissertation,

 

This Program is not for you if you:

  • Have not started a PhD program yet,
  • Are not writing your Dissertation and ,
  • You are not planning on starting the writing within the next 3 months,
  • Your Dissertation is due in less than 2 weeks,
  • You have already finished your Dissertation,

 

Still wondering if this program is right for you?

Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below, or send me questions to dora@finishyourthesis.com

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The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" is Now Open For New Members!

Monthly Membership

$99 / Month

  • Pay monthly

6 Month Membership

$399 / 6 months

  • Save $200

Annual Membership

$599 /year

  • Save $600

Questions? Contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When does the Dissertation Writing Workshop start?

You get access to the Core Curriculum and Bonuses in the "Dissertation Writing Workshop" as soon as you join.

After you join you will get a welcome email with your login information, links to group training sessions, and details about how to get support from our Writing Coaches to finish your Dissertation

When can you expect to see results after joining in the "Dissertation Writing Workshop"?

Our Core Curriculum is highly structured and focused on Dissertation Writing. Some students see progress and feel more confident about finishing their Dissertation within a week after joining. 

 

How long do you have access to the "Dissertation Writing Workshop"?

You have access to our Core Curriculum & Bonuses,  Live Group Training Sessions, Membership from our online community and support from our coaches as long as you are a Member. 

Once you join, you will be able to view your Membership details on your dashboard.

What is the time commitment if you join the "Dissertation Writing Workshop?"

The Dissertation Writing Workshop was designed for the busy graduate student lifestyle, and the Core Curriculum is condensed into easy-to-read workbooks and short videos.

Our goal is to help you to write and finish your Dissertation!

What if you don't have time for the "Dissertation Writing Workshop?"

If you are already busy, we have great news: you will save time in the long run as a Member of the Dissertation Writing Workshop.

First, we will show you how to manage your time better, so you can write your Dissertation even if you only have little bits of time here and there.

Second, being part of our community will help you to feel more confident, so you will naturally be more productive and follow through on your goals. 

Finally, we have structured the Dissertation Writing Workshop so that your time you spend on our site on average is less 10 minutes a day . Given that many of our graduates finished their Dissertations several months sooner than they expected, the time investment is negligible.  

In fact, you can sip your favorite coffee or tea while you're with us, and will not even notice the time flying by 🙂

How Does the 21 Day Dissertation Writing Challenge Work?

We will kick off 2020 with a 21 Day Dissertation Writing Challenge. Every day from Jan 1-21, you will receive something from me in your inbox (a video, audio, pdf, quote etc.) to motivate you to write your Dissertation. After January 21st you can return to these tools anytime you need an extra boost to write your Dissertation!

What if you "fall behind"?

You cannot fall behind in the "Dissertation Writing Workshop." You can go through the Core Curriculum at your own pace, and have access to our community and coaches as long as you are a Member. 

How can you protect your privacy?

You have the option to join our private Facebook group (which is a secret group), and only other members see your posts. Some students decide to set up a separate Facebook account for the Dissertation Writing Workshop. The advantage with this option is that when you log into facebook, you will not be distracted by notifications from other groups you are part of.

How do you get the most out of the Private Facebook Group?

Our private and exclusive Facebook group is here as a resource for you to discuss any challenges related directly or indirectly to your Dissertation. Through this community you can get support from other students and coaches to help you write and finish your Dissertation.

Is the Dissertation Writing Workshop applicable to all fields of study?

Yes, this workshop is based on success stories from graduate students from over 30 different fields of study including mathematics, life and physical sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences. The strategies we will teach you will help you to become more productive and finish your Dissertation regardless of your field of study.

Will your Dissertation be read by someone in the Dissertation Writing Workshop?

It's not ethical (nor practical) for us to read your Dissertation. 

While your Dissertation is unique, the process of writing a Dissertation is not. 

Our goal is to help you to feel more confident and write your Dissertation more efficiently. 

When you focus on the process of writing, the quality of your writing will automatically improve.

What if you are not a native English speaker?

You are in good company, because we have students from over 30 different countries in the program. English is not Dora's first language either, and we understand the challenges of having to do research and write publications in your non-native tongue. The course material is summarized clearly in the materials so it is easy for non-native English speakers to follow.

At what stage of graduate school is the Dissertation Writing Workshop most helpful?

The Dissertation Writing Workshop is for students who are actively writing their Dissertations.

If you are not actively writing yet, we can help you to prepare for Dissertation Writing if you planning on starting in the next 1-2 months.

What if you are not at the writing stage of your Dissertation?

No problem! As long as you are planning on starting your Dissertation Writing in the next 2 months we are here to help you to prepare, so when the time comes you finish your Dissertation as efficiently as possible. 

How will this program help you to write your Dissertation?

We have included the most helpful writing strategies and tools in our Core Curriculum.

Our students and coaches are also here to give you personalized help to make sure you finish your Dissertation as efficiently as possible. 

What is the refund policy?

We are fully committed to helping you to finish your Dissertation and we have a 30 day money back guarantee for all Membership levels. If you decide that the course is not for you, you get a 100% refund, no questions asked.

After 30 days, if you decide the Dissertation Writing Workshop Membership isn't for you, then you can cancel your subscription renewal. Canceling the Membership prevents your payment method from being charged for renewal when your monthly, 6 month, or annual subscription ends. You’ll continue to be able to access and benefit from the Dissertation (including the private Facebook group) through the last day of your subscription plan.

You have a specific question I have not addressed

If you are interested in the Dissertation Writing Workshop and still have questions, please contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com. 

Questions? Contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com

The "Dissertation Writing Workshop" is Now Open For New Members!

Monthly Membership

$99 / Month

  • Pay monthly

6 Month Membership

$399 / 6 months

  • Save $200

Annual Membership

$599 /year

  • Save $600

Questions? Contact me directly at dora@finishyourthesis.com