Writing Accountability Group [WAG] Challenge

This blog was started as a Spring and Winter break Challenges on Dr. Carter’s original TADAFinallyFinished website and continued at the Dissertation House of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The DH comprises on a face-to-face component along with an online component which involves blogging for graduate students who participate in person or just on line.  The DH’s blog is call an DH On-line Challenge.

Everyone needs a Writing Accountability partner. This network is established to help others individuals who are either working on their dissertation or working to establish dissertation writing groups. On this blog you will be connected to many dissertation writing groups across the country. Some dissertation writing groups will be led by students others will be sponsored by a specific university. This blog is set up as a resource tool for students who want to keep up with the resources that are available for graduate students who are working on their dissertations. If you are participating a dissertation boot-camp, a dissertation house, or dissertation writing retreat, you have come to the right place.

Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale is your “Dissertation Coach.” Dr. Carter-Veale will be conducting “in-person” Dissertation Houses at UMBC, UM College Park, the Summer Success Seminar at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Participants are required to blog in daily during their time in the Dissertation House, and are encouraged to continue blogging until they finish their dissertations.

Join us online using this page, from any state in the U.S. or any country in the world. Take the challenge to finish your dissertation!

To join us online:

Go to the comment section below and introduce yourself (name, school, department.) Note: You may use your full name or an alias. If you have a blog, you may use your blogger ID, however, you do not need a username or password to participate.
Tell us what you are working on and what you plan to accomplish today or over the next few days.
Blog in daily, preferably twice a day (morning and afternoon/evening) to report your goals for the day, your daily accomplishments, and your goals for the next day.
We will repeat what we say each session: Our graduates and participants pushed (and we do mean that they pushed through adversities, complications, and issues) to finish sections, get chapter approval from advisors, complete drafts, pass proposals, pass defenses, and turn in their final documents. We want you to PUSH and FINISH!

This is your online community. Work hard. Go to the end. You’re slightly closer to being called “Dr.”

3 thoughts on “Writing Accountability Group [WAG] Challenge

  1. Dr . Patrick Jules June 18, 2019 — 4:57 pm

    Hello, my name is Patrick Jules. I’m working on my second doctorate EdD (leadership & Administration) at Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. I previously earned a Doctor of Ministry degree and teach at university but wanted a stronger foundation outside the religious sector. I’m currently trying to finish up chapter two literature review. Sometimes, I get tired of reading and neglect to write something daily.


  2. Hello,
    I am Shani, Attending UMBC, LLC program. Getting ready to attend my first Dissertation House the first week of October. I have been stuck at the proposal phase for 3 years. I have told myself to quit often, but deep down just want to finish! I am hopeful this dissertation house can give me the practical steps/motivation/or whatever it is I need to help me move forward.


    1. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you to move back from the edge.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close