Week 82: A little bit of relaxation and bread making

On Tuesday I had a face-to-face meeting with my supervisors, which was very productive. Through our discussion, I suddenly realised my misunderstanding of a topic which I had tackled over the last month and which had actually given me trouble in writing about. Sometimes, we students take weeks or months to figure out a matter […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I am very grateful to have been nominated by a wonderful blogger, Emily, for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Emily is a PhD student in genetics, and her blog, harperphd, is fantastic! It’s a real honour to have received her nomination. The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by one blogger to another in recognition of their […]

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Week 81: Paper revision and Babka

Finally, I submitted my draft to my supervisors, after a three-week struggle. I cannot remember how many times or how many people I asked about the right place to provide conceptual definitions and the correct structure of the discussions. The content of this section will also be part of my presentation at a conference in […]

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Week 80: A hard time writing

This week, from Monday to Friday, was difficult in terms of writing − specifically, structuring theories. Over the last few weeks, I’d read many articles, mapped the theories and tried to structure them. But I was looking at too many details and losing connections between them in the whole picture. Anxieties became entangled in my […]

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Week 79: Good health habits

Research-wise, I have been reading key studies and working on a section to define a concept. Maybe I am struggling a bit with it, over how to structure different definitions of one concept proposed by different authors, and eventually how to logically link discussions to a conceptual framework. The most striking thing for me is […]

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