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500 words a day

My supervisor has set me a challenge. OK, so not so much a challenge, but I see it as a challenge. He asked me what time of the day I felt I did my best writing. I said after lunch. … Continue reading

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Getting started with your PhD

I know there are plenty of you just starting your PhD journeys, and now the orientation days and the free lunches are over, you are probably wondering where to exactly start with this PhD thingamebob. I’m sure you have a rough idea … Continue reading

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Not Dead – Just Writing!

You may have noticed my absence – Sorry! For the past month I have been writing up my first chapter. Which, like a new teenage crush, has been all I can think about. I am coming up for confirmation next … Continue reading

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Free online lectures

I am not a behavioural biologist, but I do need a general understanding of it for my thesis – as well as, to work out what is going on in this photo. So how do I do this? Well, I … Continue reading

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Starting to write that thesis

I am trying to write a methodological discussion without slipping into a coma. So, of course, I decided the Google would help, and I found this document from La Trobe Uni, which is a resource for pretty much every thesis … Continue reading

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A day in the life – Study plan

I love making lists. They are a great way of feeling like you are doing something, without actually doing anything. And I have noticed a few issues with my study practices over the first 4 months of my PhD, so … Continue reading

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How to Make it Through the First Year of a PhD

I found this article today, about making it through your first  year of a PhD. One piece of advice they offered, for those overwhelmed by reading and notes in the first year was: “Don’t look ahead unless you have to, … Continue reading

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