A blog can be an archive of reflections about what it means to do a PhD. It can be a placeholder for the vignettes that build to become arguments in the thesis and, unlike a personal journal, the thoughts and arguments are open for scrutiny and feedback.
Is your writing mannered and your ideas disappearing in a maze of fancy academic language? Perhaps you are being pressed under the dead hand of the thesis genre!
Today I received some sad news that Maria Cugnetto, one of our PhD students here at RMIT had passed away. We are all diminished by her loss. I always enjoyed her company and wish I had time to get to know her better. This obituary is written by Angela Di Pasquale, another RMIT PhD student, … Continue reading In memory of Maria Cugnetto
You might be learning all kinds of unexpected things while doing your PhD - some of these 'other' things might help you get a job later on.
This is a picture of one of the rather nice glass doors in my apartment. If you look closely you will notice there's a big crack in it, right next to the handle. I blame this crack on Chapter five of my PhD. To this day I don't know how it happened, but I managed … Continue reading PhD rage
Our first PhD student piece - professional brain?