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Thread: How to support a PhD during writing up

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01-Jun-16, 16:20
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posted about 3 years ago
I am writing up at the moment. This isn't really helpful to you but I really want someone else to do the shopping and make dinner. In fact, if my husband is reading this - MAKE THE DINNER! Other than that, I think you have to take your cues from him.

Thread: not submitted thesis - PhD withdrawal

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01-Jun-16, 16:18
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posted about 3 years ago
Could you say that you took a career break to have your children and studied at the same time but it didn't work out - suitably vague!

Thread: What can I expect?

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17-May-16, 14:04
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posted about 3 years ago
You should definitely set up a system for saving files. I just sort of made mine up as I went along and so I now have loads of files with really vague names in strange locations that I can never put my finger on! Ditto for using reference software. I started off using Endnote but I had problems with it so swapped to Mendeley which (cross fingers) has been great.Also my supervisor always told me to write right from the start - wish I had followed that advice better!

Thread: How did you come up with your title?

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17-May-16, 10:18
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Thanks. Just found this and thought it was quite helpful:

Thread: How did you come up with your title?

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16-May-16, 13:50
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I am about to submit and don't have a title! Or rather I have a title but it was always provisional and I thought that along the way I would come up with something more intellectual-sounding, snappier, and generally sexier! Unfortunately that doesn't seem to have happened.... So how did you come up with your title? What is "in" in titles this year? And what makes your heart soar/sink?

Thread: First full draft to submission - how many months did it take?

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14-May-16, 11:58
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I will actually have less than three months taking into account that it has to be read, rewritten and printed. However, like Tree of Life, my supervisors have already read most of it in separate chapters.

Thread: First full draft to submission - how many months did it take?

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14-May-16, 10:55
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Three months for me - not that I have done it yet but it can't take longer than that or I am out of time (gulp!)

Thread: Post PhD life

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05-May-16, 13:01
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I wasn't complaining in my post -just musing! I am a mature student and I have a lot of family responsibilities (to children and elderly relatives) so any job that I do has to realistically be in this geographical area. I realise that this drastically reduces my chances of following an academic career but for now, my career comes second to my family. My husband does have a successful academic career - but he wisely did his PhD straight out of university when he was young, free and single!

Thread: Post PhD life

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03-May-16, 11:07
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Realistically I am going to carry on doing exactly the same job I am doing now (EFL teacher at a university). It is a good job but I would have liked to try for an academic career. The problem is that where I am there is not really a lot of chance of that happening and with three young children, I am not willing to move far from home at the moment. (Only just managed to leave a job with a long commute and it was awful). TBH I will just be glad to finish that at the moment, I really don't care if I never do anything academic ever again!! (Hopefully that feeling will pass though!)

Thread: What are your worst fears about your PhD?

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27-Apr-16, 13:55
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posted about 3 years ago
That I don't actually finish writing it in time!

Thread: Paper request

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25-Apr-16, 16:29
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posted about 3 years ago
I have the first one - pm me your email address!

Thread: How long is your literature review?

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19-Apr-16, 13:52
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I have one about the literature regarding my overall theme (migration/transnational workers) and one regarding the geographical location I am dealing with. I might put them both into one chapter - not sure yet!

Thread: How long is your literature review?

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19-Apr-16, 11:46
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Mine is split over two chapters and is about 12,000 in all.

Thread: PhD blog about PhD topics and being a mum

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19-Apr-16, 09:09
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Looks interesting! Here is my (sadly neglected) blog that I might start posting on again some day! There are some posts about studying with children too.

Thread: Anxiety: post-full draft and pre-submission

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11-Apr-16, 17:14
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Well you are doing better than me! I haven't done anything since my last post - mix of childcare, illness, work and general busyness getting in the way. Hopefully will have something better to post tomorrow!
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