The process of submitting your thesis in hard copy for the viva exam is often not particularly high on the list of worries towards the end of the write-up. If you're pushed for time, you're likely more concerned about finishing and polishing the conclusion, or receiving those last-minute comments and corrections from supervisors. However, the … Continue reading Tips for submitting the thesis
A quick update from me: I'm pleased to say I've submitted my thesis! My viva isn't until June, so until then I shall hopefully be catching up with the myriad of things that have been neglected since write-up took over my life. That should mean more time to post here (and get round to updating … Continue reading Phew! The thesis is done!
So in my continuing quest to better understand the literature review process, I've been reading Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates by Wallace and Wray (2006). I'm not going to do a review, but suffice to say it's a good book. It's actually pretty complex, and delivers more than the title might promise. I'm still … Continue reading Literature Reviews
I don't know why I was surprised to find so many videos about how to do literature reviews on YouTube. Following my first year review, I'm having to focus on this so I thought I'd see what other people have to say. I, like many graduate students, hate doing literature reviews. From what I've noted … Continue reading How to do a Literature Review – Lectures on YouTube
I've been in the process of writing a 'what PhD students want' post for ages, and unfortunately it's going to remain unfinished for a while whilst I hurtle towards a couple of large deadlines. However we did have a meeting this week between the PhD students and the Graduate Tutor, which was very interesting. It … Continue reading Back-to-front attitudes and dangerous academics
I just wanted to say I'm sorry about the appearance of the blog at the moment - WordPress appears not to be displaying colours correctly. I'd sort it out, or swap themes around, but I've just got back from RAC/TRAC and I'm exhausted. In other news, RAC/TRAC was okay. As I guess is the norm … Continue reading Post-graduate papers at RAC/TRAC 2010
So here at Finds and Features life's been pretty hectic. Not only do I have a bunch of deadlines, but I've just moved house! On the up side, I now have a large room in a lovely flat with lovely people, and even some shelves of my own. On the down side, all my photocopies … Continue reading New projects and anticipation!