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Procrastination confessions

I have been ‘doing’ a PhD for 3 years now and in that time I have become an expert in the art of procrastination. I thought you might like it know it is possible to complete (almost) a PhD and … Continue reading

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Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos

I have been busy writing and editing this week, so here is a timely post, in Wired, about why we miss typos in our own work. Typos happen all the time to me. I read something over and over, and often miss … Continue reading

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2 years in….

This post is a bit late – I had my 2nd year review in May and all went well. If you have read my post-confirmation post, you will understand this was a new experience for me. For the 2nd year panel review, … Continue reading

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Writing writing writing writing writing…….

I have been writing. Der, you say! You are doing a PhD, what did you think you would be doing? Well I knew I would be writing, I just didn’t realise there were so many different way to do writing. … Continue reading

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The Interdisciplinary Thesis – Is your PhD a monster?

Thanks to The Thesis Whisperer (again) for a great post on the perils of the interdisciplinary thesis. It is s struggle to keep your thesis on track when you are drawing from a very different discipline – like my creative writing … Continue reading

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Methodologies again

The methodology section of my thesis gave me a lot of grief last year. It is very hard to quantify exactly what you are doing when you are really just reading and thinking and writing. But, I now see it … Continue reading

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PhD vs Life

I am at that stage of my PhD where I have gone too far to turn back, and I’m now just starting to fully appreciate how much work I still have left to do. I haven’t done nearly enough reading. I … Continue reading

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The Perfect Sentence Vortex

  Found this post today from Research Degree Voodoo on the writing process and how to avoid some common traps. This is stuff I was already aware of, but it’s always good to have a reminder.

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