Weeks 153 and 154: Chapter six is done

Weeks 153 and 154: Chapter six is done

I am writing this post at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, waiting to board my flight to Tokyo. I'm heading off for a week's holiday in Japan. On Wednesday, I taught my last lesson for the term, and, on Tuesday, I completed my draft of Chapter 6 and sent it to my supervisors. It’s a great relief to [...]

Weeks 151 and 152: Intensive writing

Weeks 151 and 152: Intensive writing

Progress has been slow over the past two weeks, and I need to get motivated to write better discussions for Chapter 6. Why I am so slow in writing... I always need some time and space to complete my mind map in my brain before I start writing. I am envious of people who can [...]

Weeks 149 and 150: Chapter five is done

Weeks 149 and 150: Chapter five is done

Finally, after ten months' struggle, I have completed writing the findings chapter! For the last month, I have been amending the chapter by revising some linguistic errors and narrative descriptions and adding the findings of a thematic analysis of interview data.   35,000-word findings Actually, the findings chapter has 35,000 words, including transcripts and translations [...]