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By Self, Rademaker, and Williams
A podcast for doctoral students, with special attention to some of the "soft skills" necessary to earn one's degree. New episodes publish every other Monday.
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Episode 1: Communicating with Your Chair

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Episode 6: Stopping Out and Starting Back In
We discuss the taboo topic of stopping out of one's doctoral program, and the barriers (institutional and personal) to getting back to work on earning a degree. Contact Us: Email: Dr. J. Scott Self Email: Dr. Linnea Rademaker Email: Dr. Peter Williams
29:58
April 6, 2020
Episode 5: Prepare to Defend Yourself
We discuss how to prepare for proposal defense, dissertation defense, and the mythology of the defense experience. Link "The 'Snake Fight' Portion of Your Thesis Defense" by Luke Burns Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
34:05
March 23, 2020
Episode 4: Social Support Networks
We discuss the necessity of a strong social support network and the value of developing a network of cheerleaders. Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu  Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu  Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
34:54
March 9, 2020
Episode 3: Writing = Thinking
We discuss the interchange between writing and thinking, the power of journaling in doctoral work, and developing one's academic voice. The passive voice is also discussed (by vikings).  Links Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, by Steven Pinker Oppenheimer, D. M. (2006). Consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity: Problems with using long words needlessly. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20, 139-156. DOI: 10.1002/acp.1178 Making Meaning Clear: The Logic of Revision, by Donald M. Murray Sanchez, B., & Lewis, K. D. (2014). Writing shapes thinking: Investigative study on preservice teachers reading, writing to learn, and critical thinking. Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2(1), 55-68. Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu  Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu  Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
31:49
February 24, 2020
Episode 2: Striking the Work/Life/School Balance
Students in doctoral programs face unique challenges in adding another major role to all of the other responsibilities that normal adults occupy.  Dr. Williams and Dr. Self discuss some of the issues and offer recommendations for striking a balance.   Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
35:59
February 19, 2020
Episode 1: Communicating with Your Chair
A discussion of the importance of keeping open the communication lines with one's chair during the dissertation.   Contact Us Dr. J. Scott Self - scott.self@acu.edu Dr. Linnea Rademaker - lxr16c@acu.edu Dr. Peter Williams - pew15a@acu.edu
28:05
February 18, 2020