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Thread: Perfectionism, procrastination and thesis writing

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18-Sep-18, 13:08
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posted about 4 days ago
The irony is that your fear of failure is causing you to go down a path which virtually guarantees that this is where you will end up.
There are no easy fixes. It all boils down to how badly you want to finish,

There is only one sustainable way to write a thesis in my experience and that is to break the document down into manageable 2 to 5 page sections. This should be done before a single word is written. Just siting down and writing and making it up as you go seriously risks producing a poor document. Once you have the problem (the thesis) broken down into those small sections, progress can be very quick and easy because the structure of the thesis has written itself in that breakdown.

Thread: Horrible masters viva - examiner conduct

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12-Sep-18, 08:04
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I know it isn't easy hearing others criticise you, and it sounds like this person is yet another academia arsehole but to be honest I think you would be best to try and focus on what was wrong with both your presentation and your work in general. It sounds like it wasn't as good as you thought it was and it is very important to find out why. Try and see the rest of it as pointless froth.

I have to be honest that if I had been in your situation, I would have walked into that office and asked them straight what their issue was with my performance in a non aggressive but highly assertive manner. Easier said than done but I couldn't have just stood there hearing my work being torn apart.

Thread: Supervisor blocking studentship contract

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11-Sep-18, 16:05
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posted about 1 week ago
This won't help the original poster but for anyone else cobsidering this sort of arrangement, it is vital that you have a full signed contract BEFORE you start quitting jobs, signing tenancy leases etc.

Thread: When would you know that a material is worthy to be published?

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10-Sep-18, 20:02
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posted about 1 week ago
TQ, this thread is 6 years old.
fenlon_lisa has re-opened it solely to sell their online editing services.
It's tedious that this is happening again on this site.

Thread: Supervisor blocking studentship contract

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10-Sep-18, 19:57
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posted about 1 week ago
Ignore. Didn't read original message properly.

Thread: Psychology and Drama

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07-Sep-18, 16:08
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Quote From Crions:
Hi dear!


Interesting way of addressing someone.

Thread: Finding a PhD with 2.2 in undergrad

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07-Sep-18, 16:03
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Having a 2:2 will absolutely not rule you out as I personally know of two people who have done this.
However, a 2:2 is a very poor academic baseline from which to attempt a PhD and I would never recommend anyone trying this without at least upgrading to a Masters first.

Thread: Published in new peer-reviewed open access online journal: something to celebrate?

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06-Sep-18, 14:52
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There should be a special place in hell for those who re-open posts which are nearly a decade old, for no particular reason :-D

Thread: Quitting PhD after four years

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06-Sep-18, 14:47
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posted about 2 weeks ago
It's totally the wrong time to be worrying about whether you are any good or not.
Time is of the essence. Just get the thesis written and worry about the rest of it in March.
The only thing you can do to make your situation worse is to voluntarily do something which will leave a near 5 year gap in your CV.
So, find a way of sucking it up and get the thesis finished.

Thread: Applying for a new PhD after having to leave of old one?

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06-Sep-18, 05:19
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posted about 2 weeks ago
rewt is right, there really is no magic solution to this. I would say though that Unfortunately, talking about burnout isn't going to be helpful for the same reason I gave earlier. Anything related to health, mental or otherwise, is going to be a massive problem I'm afraid.

It really isn't fair but I'm afraid this seems to be the way of things.

Thread: Msc Students and Interns

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06-Sep-18, 05:10
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posted about 2 weeks ago
Personally I would go to my supervisor and tell her there was nothing for these students to do and that I didn't need any help at the moment. I would also tell her that I couldn't see a way to chip chunks of my work off to hand to them without it causing me delays amd disruption - the exact opposite of what she intended.

Maybe I am getting old but I just wouldn't stand for that sort of behaviour. Nobody gets to treat my time with such contempt.
Of course there are ways of getting that message across without being a dick but you need to learn to establish boundaries with supervisors because if you don't I guarantee she will do it to you again and again.

Thread: Applying for a new PhD after having to leave of old one?

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05-Sep-18, 15:12
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You could say that you decided the particular research path you were following turned out not to be of interest to you and that after 18 months you realised it wouldn't bear fruit.
You would need to prepare for some tough questions but this is a better approach I think.

Thread: Applying for a new PhD after having to leave of old one?

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05-Sep-18, 15:09
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Quote From notsurewhattodonow:
Give your MH as the only reason, no need to mention the other stuff. Then prove you are now stable. They can't discriminate against disability. Go for it, and believe in yourself.


I would strongly recommend you do NOT follow this advice.
Telling any prospective employer that you have any sort of mental health problem is potentially disastrous for your career. You absolutely can and will be discriminated against in my opinion.

Thread: PhD depressed partner - how can I help?

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31-Aug-18, 00:59
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posted about 3 weeks ago
I think he is using the PhD as an excuse but it doesn't matter. The only thing that does matter is that he no longer loves you. After 6 years that is not great but you need to find a way of accepting this and move on. You need to focus on your own needs for the next few months. For what it's worth, I think it would be better not to go to his university. I can't see any good coming from you trying to persuade him to stay or try again in the new year. He has made it crystal clear he wants a clean break. If you truly love him, you will give him that.

Thread: Is it possible to link your phD to industry scheme after staring?

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31-Aug-18, 00:48
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posted about 3 weeks ago
It is very common to find PhD's being funded, at least in part, by industry. Do you have a business in mind?
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