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20 things to fear when doing a PhD

Sometimes, in the throes of anxiety, it is hard to express what precisely it is that makes one so afraid (EVERYTHING! THE UNIVERSE IS CRAPTASTICALLY SCARY! WE ARE LITERALLY ALL GOING TO DIE!!!). For future reference I have made this comprehensive list … Continue reading

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Five ways to love the PhD thesis MORE

Ok, so reminding yourself why you love your thesis is lovely for the meditating, kumbaya singing crowd, but I am not zen enough for that shit. It was fun; I made a list (lists are good); but on day 2 I … Continue reading

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While you were busy making other plans – Part 2

[This is the second part of a two-part post. The first part is a list of 10 things that go wrong when you write a thesis. The second part looks at ways of dealing when things go wrong] First things first: I lied. … Continue reading

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While you were busy making other plans – Part 1

[This is the first part of a two part post. It’s a list of 10 things that go wrong when you write a thesis, so it’s a bit depressing. But I promise: It gets better. The second part looks at ways … Continue reading

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Stuck – can I avoid thesis hate?

This is a therapeutic post. Not a helpful one – unless you are stuck with your thesis writing and can find happiness in the misery of others or the feeling of camaraderie with a fellow fallen soldier. God, I am … Continue reading

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Backwards Planning

The one thing I hate about my work is anxiety. I like the writing (when it happens); I like reading; I love thinking and talking about ideas; there really isn’t a part of my work that I don’t like, as … Continue reading

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