Weeks 85 and 86: Chapter revisions, Fasting and Baking

The whole of last week was devoted to revising a chapter. I am used to rushing to meet deadlines, working intensely for long hours, but I found revising, going back over content repeatedly, much tougher than writing the first draft. I need some blocks of time to fully grasp comments sent by my supervisors or […]

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Week 84: Tasks in parallel

I didn’t send the quick sketch version of my draft to my supervisor in the end. Instead, I spent the whole week describing the relevant dimensions of my framework and building the structure of it. My draft is due next weekend, so I am going to spend the next six days writing up a chapter. I liked […]

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Week 83: A sketch of the framework and Focaccia

This week wasn’t as productive as last week, but it was wonderful that I had a coffee break with my PhD colleagues for the first time in a month. We discussed our research progress and gave advice to one another. I explained that I have been setting up a provisional framework and also reorganising my […]

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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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