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BUtton thanks for the advise.. I have now discovered its actually only a samsung monte... I mean this is how not intouch with technology I am. Anway unfortunately I dont have the relevant operating system- Therefore the gameless life continues grrhh...
Goal for today is the lit. review chapters and I seem to be dreading parts of it so much !!! so will break it into bite sizes.... corrections per paragraph or something to that tune...
Hope everyone is doing Ok
We can do this ;-)
hello everyone...... quick question
Am I the only one who finds it extra hard to let go of structure of the thesis as it was and allow it to take a different format.. it is defiantly a learning curve for me! I just realised I really like to hang on to structures i have created previously even when I have obviously moved on in thought and they don't make sense anymore... its like i don't want to let go of the words in the title...what kind of weirdness is that????????????
I managed to finish the inroduction late last night .....
todays goals after a busy day ..
1. chapter one...get its aims clear and restructure the sections clearly....
Sneaks I have no suggestions for iphones etc- but I know exactly what you mean about snakes on nokia 3330 i had exactly the same phone and used it to the point it was falling to peices in my hand... now i have a touchscreen samsung something or other with no games and i am expected to buy the ones on offer .. grrrrhhhh... the phone works great though (I think its a galaxy!!!)...
Button .. i hope that lit review is coming along for you ... im doing the same all of tonight....
Star shaped your progress is enviable...(up)
Onwards and upwards!!
Hello all, Seems like everyone has had a rather productive day... WELL DONE...
I am making a late entry ... was up early today got a few words in on my introduction and worked on it last night a little--- Had an all day meeting today .. but im back now and ready to roll.
Task one is admin. stuff Yawn yawn!!
Task two- finish the intoduction chapter ENOUGH is ENOUGH!:-s
Onwards and upwards
Sneaks- you have indeed lost the plot hehe!! SKYDIVING??...anyway I got back later than expected as had to make a library detour .. and then today of all days I got the migraine from hell.. sort of late afternoon.. I couldnt even see properly and then I realised it was because i was over dressed( wool trousers!!!) for 25 degrees celcius temprature! and hadnt drank a drop of water since lunch!!! its only now the headache has faded and sanity is returning .. I dont know what will happen to my goal for today( introduction to chapter one? - im too scared that i might re-awaken the migraine monsters) ... anyway staying alive is an important goal!!! so hope everyone elses day was better than mine .. as usual .. bon courage... WE can do this!!!(up)
I have just spent 3 hours on my abstract!!!( and I will stll have to go back to it at some point)... anyway I have a meeting to attend and I feel like skiving as I would really just rather get on with this.... none the less I am off and will be back later in the afternoon... next goal introduction to chapter one( before bedtime today!!!).. Keep the posts coming everyone .. its such a consolation!!! well done sneaks for starting this thread!!
I have had exactly the same experience, but I am at the end of my phd ... my supervisor is leaving the country and wants my thesis in ASAP ... .. my tip would be to have the leaving prof. introduce you to another faculty member before he leaves who will help you with accessing what you need. Also it might be helpful to speak with the postgraduate administrator of his uni.. cause they should be able to help you considering the prof. was at that uni... try and meet them face to face with your prof. before he lives that way there is an established link with the uni and perhaps even get something in writing with the profs permission to say you have met these people and they will do their best to assist you. Thats what I would suggest !! hope that helps- all the very best
Hi all once again, just wanted to say thank to everyone who wrote and gave such brilliant advise......I took some of the advise and took a weeks break with my partner which was great I didnt even think about the project. I have come back and my prof. Is already on my case about the impending submission etc .... I have made a choice that I will keep it all positive and its only three more months, the break has made all the world of difference so that instead of falling into another rut of stressing out and not writing .. I have told him (in many words) to just have a bit of faith in me and that we will see it through!!...
What can I advise anyone in this situation? please take a break from it all(a real one- NO PHONES, NO LAPTOP) and when you get back you trully feel you are able to just get on with it.
Further to that I wil be here very often, we can all console each other .. as I realised .. whatever the situation you are not alone HONEST!!
CHEERS EVERYONE =(up)
Hi all, I just happened to find this site and within minutes i was welling up at the kind of support there is out there for a phd student in crisis.....(Q- melancholic indie tune) anyway I just wanted to put it out there, I am in the final stages of my phd- the write up- I have had a few months since the upgrade to work on it but could not for the life of me get going on it . It was like a chore that I didn't want to do ... I think I let myself forget why I was doing it in the first place - anyway - I have just spent the whole night sorting out the abstract and the initial introduction(still not complete)
I am super stressed but I have been so encouraged by everyone here and how people just offer golden advice.
My question is- am I the only one who has gone through such a phase after their upgrade and couldn't bare to look at their work? its been 3 months and I finally im getting on with it .. roll on all nighters etc...one has to do what they have to when the mood finally strikes .. I am due to submit it at the end of September so there truly is no rest.. any tips .. moving forward ... Thanks in advance and bon courage to all those doing their writing - XX:-):-)
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