Tag Archives: thesis writing

No, you should NOT be writing right now. Writing guilt is the eating disorder of academia.

Quick question: What should you be doing right now? Your answer is “God, I should really be writing!”? Congratulations. You’re an academic. As @AcademicsSay eloquently sums up time management in academia: But here’s the truth: You should probably NOT be writing … Continue reading

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Ten reasons to love the thesis: 1) I can work where I want. 

Much like writing a thesis, writing down ten reasons to love writing a thesis is not as easy as I initially thought. The big problem is that a lot of the things that make PhD student life so attractive have Australia-sized downsides. … Continue reading

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Leaving the Mousetrap – Loving the Thesis

In an experiment done by psychologists at the University of Maryland and published in 2001, a group of students were asked to play a simple game where they had to solve a maze puzzle. […] Two groups of students were asked … 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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