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Surviving the Write-Up

I’ve recently stumbled upon Dave Clarke‘s guide to ‘Surviving your PhD Write-up’. Here’s what he advises what you should do before you start writing:

  1. Compile a list of things you enjoy and what makes you feel relaxed.
  2. Collect cute quotes for the start of your chapters.
  3. Say goodbye to friends and loved ones.

Check out his original post to learn what to do while and after writing, which sort of made me look forward to that time!

A taxonomy of PhD students

Constance Iloh, a grad student at USC, has recently blogged about an embarrassingly true typology of PhD students. I found out about this via Times Higher Education’s tweet.

Iloh recognised an initial class of five types:

  • The “Oh You Study That? I Do Too!” Ph.D. Student
  • The “I am a Successful Procrastinator” Ph.D. Student
  • The “I am Kind of a Big Deal” Ph.D. Student
  • The “Tired and Uninspired” Ph.D. Student
  • The “I Love Critiquing but I Hate Creating” Ph.D. Student

She’s got a very exhaustive post, which is both entertaining and embarrassing, as you just may find out who you really are. Find the original post here.

The link to the original post has been broken and I can’t retrieve the original page. My thanks to Rashmica Gupta for noticing the hyperlinkcrack.