Long time readers may have noticed that for the first time in 5 years the Thesis Whisperer did not publish a post first thing on Wednesday morning. I just... well - I forgot. I felt terrible about this until @deblsda just pointed out on Twitter, a habit interrupted is not a habit broken. Five years … Continue reading The last 5%
This post is by Lara Corr, a research fellow from the Centre for Health Equity at Melbourne University With three months to go before completion, I found myself watching a YouTube presentation of a scholar I deeply respect and admire. Queue thesis meltdown #476. My heart raced and my chest constricted as I listened to … Continue reading A taste for (academic) danger
We often talk about 'searching the literature' - but how do you actually do it? Literature searches are one of those skills that we assume students already have when they get into a PhD. As a consequence we rarely make time to explicitly teach the skills, so it's probably not surprising that I meet many … Continue reading How to become a literature searching ninja
This post is by a British post doc working in Scandinavia on European Studies. In the weeks and months leading up to the submission of my PhD, I found myself imagining what life would be like on the ’other side’. As a means of forcing myself over the final hurdle, I visualised how amazing it would … Continue reading What’s it like to be ‘finished’?