The One Goal Thread

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12-Apr-10, 08:42
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by sneaks
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posted about 10 years ago
Looks like everyone else was super productive at the weekend! (up) I spent all weekend getting my husband to realise that if he actually did just 1hr a week on his PhD he could get it done, as he was saying he doesn't see the point and was going to just leave it and not bother even trying to do his viva - after 3 years of work!?

My Big goal = Do as many analyses as possible before sup finds out they're not finished! Argh!

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12-Apr-10, 09:10
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by emaa
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posted about 10 years ago
my goal is to finish the stupid article, that I read now, before 12.30 pm
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12-Apr-10, 09:53
by button
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My goal is to arrange all the notes I've got for an assignment that I need to write soon, and then send a plan to my supervisor. Hopefully I can get that done before lunch and then I can maybe go into town this afternoon for a wander!
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12-Apr-10, 11:04
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by sneaks
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Well the dreaded request for the data has come in, but I have until the end of the month! But I foresee her wanting reports BEFORE that date so she can read through and then we can talk about them, so need to get this done ASAP.

I've done 1, with the use of 4 tomatoes.
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12-Apr-10, 13:10
by sneaks
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haha I've done 2 analyses so far today - good going I think! I have now done 15/40 that I need to get done probably by the end of this week!

I've also been really motivated today and decided I'm going to start writing up my methods chapter - doing 200 words each day on it.

I'm off to walk the dawg 8-)
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12-Apr-10, 13:32
by EV
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posted about 10 years ago
Good going everyone - you all seem to be making steady progress (up)

I have made it into the office (my 1st goal although I didn't post earlier).

I need to spend the rest of the day really getting my head around the procedures I will be using for my labwork so that I can start ordering some things and finally make some progress. I'm already so overwhelmed that I feel naueous :-(
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12-Apr-10, 13:45
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by button
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Well done everyone!

I've pretty much arranged my notes yay.

Goal 2- look in presentation to check I haven't missed something out of notes

Goal 3- Email plan to supervisor
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12-Apr-10, 14:06
by Amanda
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posted about 10 years ago
My Goal for the rest of the day is to finish corrections for one of chapters
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12-Apr-10, 14:21
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posted about 10 years ago
Hi all, hope your Mondays are all going productively!

My goal for now is 2 pieces of transcription.
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12-Apr-10, 15:41
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Transcription done. Next goal is to input the last couple of weeks' reading into Zotero.
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12-Apr-10, 15:42
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by sneaks
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posted about 10 years ago
one step at a time Ev!

I've just had my draft of a paper sent back by sup. She has 'tweaked' (re-written) it and it looks pretty good. Problem is its 3000 words over the limit of any journals in our field, but no matter how many times I have raised it, I get ignored! How can I just cut 3000 words?? - its written very concisely as it is!

On with the analysis while I get my head around it!

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12-Apr-10, 15:47
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Re-read journal feedback and make a list *sobs*. I've already done one thread about this so I won't bang on but I hate it so much! Ok, pulling myself together...
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12-Apr-10, 16:32
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one goal for today...not to freak out about everything I have to do.....god.....

Good luck Keep_Calm with the feedback, and EV try not to let arguments get to you too much, try to look at work as way to escape from thinking about it, and take one day at a time as Sneaks says, and one task at a time. Everyone has to start somewhere, and if you let yourself think about everything ahead of you, it's terrifying I know. Maybe I should take my own advice ......
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12-Apr-10, 16:54
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posted about 10 years ago
Phew, one rough draft of my literature review done! What a relief. Still lots to do on it (introduction, conclusion, all the bits I skipped while I was writing it, all my references...) but the bulk of the writing is done. I honestly didn't think I'd ever make tomorrow's deadline, but it looks like I will do now. So, good luck everyone else, lots of small steps and you'll all get there...

Maybe I'll go for a short walk and get some fresh air. Haven't left my flat since Saturday morning!
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12-Apr-10, 18:03
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by button
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posted about 10 years ago
Everyone seems to be doing well, good stuff!

I did goals 2 and 3, and went for a wander in town. My goals for after tea (seeing as other half is out until 9:30pm) are:

Goal 4- finish reading book and type notes up

Goal 5- Have a very brief look at stats (yuk yuk yuk!)

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