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Thread: Is this doable in the time I have left?

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11-Aug-10, 20:16
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Sounds very doable to me, several of my friends have written and submitted the whole thing in that time, so if you're on the third draft you're well away :-)

Good luck with the wedding!!

Thread: Today has not been a waste because....

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11-Aug-10, 20:14
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Well done Sim, sounds like good progress to me!
I've achieved rather modest gains on the thesis front, however in the theme of this thread I have....

Had some amazing chats with my best friend
Eaten gorgeous macaroons made by said friend
woken up from the first half decent nights sleep in weeks!
Made an appointment to see someone about my sore back

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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11-Aug-10, 16:19
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It's true algae, and while the thesis hasn't finished itself, I am feeling a LOT more human for this period of company! Best friend has given up on her own work and is currently baking cookies, I may suggest that she rations them, witholding baked goods until I present a finished chapter!

Do you really manage to work whilst watching DVDs? You are clearly a much better multi-tasker than I! I can just about have music on, providing it's not something that I simply have to sing along to. No Laura Marling for me :-(

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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11-Aug-10, 15:40
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Urgh, I was a bad bad Teek yesterday, totally distracted despite the previous days success. And last night (courtesy of sleeping pills) I actually got a decent bit of sleep, meaning today's 3pm start really won't do. I guess this is the downside to staying with your best friend, there are so many interesting conversations to be had, so much tea to be drunk.....:-)

Still, I'm one tomato down and have a cunning plan for finishing off the dratted chapter. Going to steal some chocolate and then hit another into ketchup smush!

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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10-Aug-10, 17:53
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Hey Lara, welcome, and well done on finishing your thesis!

Sneaks - wow, what a fascist nurse! Could you just ignore her and see the doc or go get Yasmin from Brook? If it's not Yasmin causing the problem and you feel this is better for your body, appeal the decision!

Thread: I spoke too soon!

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10-Aug-10, 17:47
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You've done nothing wrong KB, she's clearly having another of her "moments"!

Maybe you should start prefacing all emails with a standard disclaimer... "Kb looks forward to your response, but please send it at a time convenient to you, your happiness is our number one priority! Kb has merely sent this at a time appropriate for her, and time of sending in no way indicates the expected time of response. We thank you for reading."

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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10-Aug-10, 11:36
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Fantastic news Sneaks! Hope it goes well :-)

I stayed in last night and clocked up all my graphs and tables for this section, mind-numbing but much needed. Now I need to actually engage my brain and write something more wordy. So, goals:

Goal 1: Define structure for discussion; headings, main points etc.
Goal 2: Fill any gaps and write remaining sections.
Goal 3: Proof read chapter and check all appendices, references etc are present.

Then maybe I can actually send this on to poor sup (have been promising it for several months!)

Thread: In praise of supervisors

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09-Aug-10, 22:05
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Oh Bug, I do declare I'm almost crying a little geek-tear!

I'm so glad you have a mentor like that. But please don't underestimate your part in this relationship! You're obviously a student who's worth that extra effort, someone as successful as she is didn't get there by investing in the wrong people ;-)

Thread: In praise of supervisors

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09-Aug-10, 20:58
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No, not being sarky, the title is genuine!
I know we all like to bitch, vent and generally let off steam about our supervisors. Most if not of all of which is perfectly reasonable and in fact downright essential to keep even a shred of our sanity. Sneaks has one that's computer illiterate and thesis phobic. Keenbean's appears to think that the rules of space and time don't apply, and that poor KB can do the work of three students within a single phd. My first one lacks full command of English, while my second just broke a promise and left two fellow students jobless. BUT.....

They were once like us one assumes? And in defence of my own, for all they drive me to the brink of frustrated tears on a fairly regular basis, they've also been uncommonly decent most of my studies. Sup one for example, extended my stipend without being asked, without and excuse as to why I was running over, and even though I turned down the chance to continue working for him post-phd. Today he was finally starting to express concern over my write-up, I immediately felt guilty and hunted, only to receive (entirely unprovoked) a follow-up email saying...
"Is it possible to send the draft of chapters x and y to me? I will do my best to help with writing. I am quite free at the moment. Actually, everybody here has been very proud of you. They all believe you will complete your study timely."

How kind is that? I'm months over, with no obvious excuse or explanation, and he sends me that. I feel genuinely humbled and so lucky.

So, anyone else care to stand up for supervisors? Surely I can't be the only one with a heartwarming stroy from the coalface of academia.

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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09-Aug-10, 14:09
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Thanks Algae, Tea is indeed a wonder, good luck with your writing ambitions. Despite an unpromising start I am now three goals and three tomatoes down - hurray!

Goal 4 (oh, I like that!): Work out how to present data for Section Of Patheticness
Goal 5: Make whatever tables are required for SOP
Goal 6: Write brief para summarising why it was a SOP - but make it sound like that's not my fault.

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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09-Aug-10, 13:04
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Goals 1+2 done and a mytomatoes break scheduled - so I'm going to have that tea early as my eyes are already closing.

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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09-Aug-10, 12:38
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Right, the fear has got me, only it seems to take me ever-further from progress rather than driving me to actually write. I wish I could just turn off my personal life for a month and really absorb myself in this. Still, I'm now staying with my best friend so there's no excuse not to be happy and productive. Goals....

Goal 1: Get all my files open (remotely) and set up for work
Goal 2: Create the next appendix table for this chapter
Goal 3: Finish these appx tables

Then I get a cup of tea, and maybe even a biscuit *wags tail*

Thread: PMT/PhD: they almost rhym!

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04-Aug-10, 23:54
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I'm starting to think we should all just get together to cry, rage and eat chocolate. While autny Flo is not quite ready to knoack at my door for this month, like algae I have a spanner of a man (seriously, to the point even the couples therapist is making hints that I might want to get on a train and go stay with friends) and feel a dishevelled, would-weep-if-I-still-could mess of a woman. Oh Lord, send me the milk chocolate and some female company, in a place far from laptops and husbands!

Thread: My supervisor send me a friend request on FB!

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04-Aug-10, 12:03
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Hmm, you can ignore and there is nothing wrong with that, or you can accept but put them on a limited profile (can't see your wall/photos/whatever you choose to block). I wouldn't panic though, a lot of these requests are generated automatically by FB accessing the persons email list - sup may not even know he/she has added you (plenty of people who apparently accepted my "requests" were folk I didn't even recognize - they were just on email lists from uni stuff and FB took the liberty).

Thread: The One Goal Thread

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04-Aug-10, 11:25
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This morning has been a shocker, truly ugly. However the black dog looks like he may go outside for a piss and give me a brief break in which to try and rescue this week. Last week I got back in the saddle, I had plans, determination, plans damnit!! Then life intervened and the plans disintegrated like toilet paper in a pond. But I want to be in smug town as well so must make a goal...

GOAL UNO: Make another appendix for those Ct values.
(dull as a young Tory a the school disco but thankfully, equally simple)
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