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You actually have given yourself the best advice in your observation of recent success. You have good grades in the modules that were shorter. I struggled, undiagnosed, in graduate school but making the dissertation achievable was accomplished by both external pressure (typical ADHD last minute stuff) and breaking it down into smaller pieces. Break down your dissertation into small, manageable modules and build a timeline for each. Find a way to enforce that timeline with a friend or personal penalty that will motivate you. With over 20 years working in research, I rely heavily on project managers and people close to me to break down big projects into small, measurable accomplishments with short timelines I can adhere to. You’ll be surprised at how much you can do when you chunk it down.