Category Archives: Finishing the PhD

Higher Education links – cleaning out the Bookmark bar

Clearing out a bunch of things that has been sitting in the Bookmarks bar of my web browser. Here’s a bunch of links to some interesting higher education posts I saved during the last 6 months. Videoing lectures ‘has no … Continue reading

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The Thesis Whisperer

This link came across my desk today. Blog + Twitter feed for those writing theses etc. Looks interesting. The Thesis Whisperer.

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‘Finishing the PhD’ talk

Here’s a PDF of collating all the Finishing the PhD material. tribulationorrapture.pdf

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10. Finish or else! (Finishing the PhD)

(Part 10 of 10) To finish the thesis you have to want to finish it, and be prepared to sacrifice time and energy to get there. As a friend once told me, doing a PhD is 90-99% perseverance (and much … Continue reading

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9. Finding my own voice (Finishing the PhD)

(Part 9 of 10) Fairly simple point, but harder, perhaps, to get right. When someone reads your thesis can they clearly distinguishing you and your arguments in there. It’s all about communicating your own contribution clearly. In the midst of … Continue reading

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8. Continuity (Finishing the PhD)

(Part 8 of 10) In television or film production people, such as a script supervisor, are responsible for making sure that there is a consistency seen about the persons, plot, objects, places and events as seen by the viewer, even … Continue reading

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7. Reading. Just say “No!” (Finishing the PhD)

(Part 7 of 10) One of the temptations when trying to finish off the PhD thesis is to continue to try and stay up with the latest reading material, and to incorporate that into the thesis. However, there comes a … Continue reading

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6. Supervisors are people too (Finishing the PhD)

(Part 6 of 10) One of the things that needs to be taken into account as you struggle to finish the thesis are your supervisors. For you, finishing the thesis has probably become you entire life and it’s easy to … Continue reading

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5. You have backed up your work, haven’t you? (Finishing the PhD)

(Part 5 of 10) Everyone has a horror story about losing part of their thesis. In my case it wasn’t so bad, just a day or two’s notes I’d typed out a year or two back which weren’t there when … Continue reading

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4. A footnote in history (Finishing the PhD)

(Part 4 of 10) Just some brief tips here relating to citations, footnotes and the like. Cite as fully as you can when write and edit. Put full citation details etc. in your notes even. Makes it much easier to … Continue reading

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