Michael earned his Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University at the same time that I was working on my master’s degree there, and he was in the same English department cohort as my husband. During our time in Lubbock, we became close friends. He agreed to let me pester him with some questions about his experience writing a dissertation.
Writing a dissertation with kids around is hard. You’re likely to do a lot of your work from home, and you won’t get the same