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13-Aug-19, 08:03
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posted about 4 months ago
Thanks for all your replies - you’re all correct! I really do not enjoy the writing and think I am just making excuses.
I’ll look into writing courses at my Uni
Thanks everyone!

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09-Aug-19, 02:35
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posted about 4 months ago
Hi all,
I would like some advice. I am doing a PhD in Australia - they're done a bit differently here without a VIVA/defending PhD etc. We have other milestones which seem less awful!
I am now in my fourth year of my PhD, which, when I started I, wanted to finish in 3 years, I have lost all my motivation and am so behind. There are a few issues:
1. I really don't enjoy it - I don't like writing, I find it hard and just boring. I have all my data, so its cleaning/analysing and writing that I have to do.
2. I am really behind in the writing up side of things - I have done barely any writing and really need to do so much more reading to actually be able to write a decent background chapter, (and again, really hate writing)
3. I don't think this PhD is going to add anything to my career, when I started it I felt pressured into doing one. My career doesn't have to involve any research and certainly doesn't require writing skills.
4. My supervisors have been really awful in so many ways, I just don't want to deal with them at all!
5. My project is decent research, I just can't find passion for it.
I can't think of anything worse than spending another year doing this...
Any suggestions?
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