Category Archives: Thesis

Blog posts relating to my thesis work.

The Hunting of the Snark or In Search of a Final Draft

While I’m back to blogging and sharing CFPs, I’m not quite at the stage of turning the thesis in. I’m awaiting comments from my second supervisor, who is generally more thorough and critical than my first.* Following generally held advice on … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome – the cat amongst the pengiuns

Originally posted on bloggerbyresearch:
This week I admitted that I worry that I am not good enough to do a PhD.? I often think that I don’t have the intelligence or research skills to get anywhere with it.? I feel…

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Your Minimum Editing Route and How Fonts Can Help You Spot Typos

Originally posted on TheUniversityBlog:
I work with words all the time. I have to be careful not to gloss over my writing. If I do, I risk missing typos and worse. Even with a clear focus, it’s bad enough. Your…

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thesis know how – beware the quote dump

Originally posted on patter:
I very often see first drafts of theses – and sometimes completed ones – which suffer from quote dumping. A quote dump is when the writer inserts a very large extract of someone else’s words into…

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Goodbye world

I’ve just received an email from the Supervisors about Project Frankenthesis and the long and short of it is that I’ve got to seriously get my head down. There’s nothing overtly negative in their feedback, but it does say out … Continue reading

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On Watching Your Proposed Submission Date Fly By

I had been going to frame this post in an entirely different way. I even had about 70% of a post written on the train on my way to the dreaded meeting with my supervisors. The one where when we … Continue reading

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Goal Setting: Count Down to T-Day

Or “Eeek it’s February already!” My thesis submission date (or T-Day as it is marked on my calendar) is getting ever closer and I’ve now had feedback on almost all of the new writing I did during November and December. … Continue reading

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