Week 148: Inspiring quotes

Week 148: Inspiring quotes

I've made slow progress in writing during the week. My objectives are to revise the findings chapter, and add a thematic map of my interview analysis before the present findings. I never imagined that I would be revising this one chapter throughout the whole year. Especially, deciding on the presentation of the findings chapter and [...]

Week 147: feedback week

Week 147: feedback week

Week 147 was very relaxing overall. I felt able to step back from my data a little and looked at the whole picture from above, reading through my supervisors’ feedback comments on my draft chapters. Also, I attended a supervision meeting where they gave me many suggestions and some hints about the implications of my [...]

The joy of teaching

The joy of teaching

The classes for the autumn semester started, and I am back teaching Japanese at uni. Meeting a new group of students was a true pleasure for me, all the more after a long summer break! Due to greater demand for beginner levels, I am teaching the first level of Japanese. This has turned out to [...]

Weeks 145 and 146: Calmness after sending drafts

Weeks 145 and 146: Calmness after sending drafts

On the day following my birthday, I sent the draft chapters to my supervisors. The revision of Chapter 5 is now done, and Chapter 6 is halfway through. When sending draft chapters, I always have mixed feelings with a sense of achievement 'I’ve accomplished my goals for this month!', a touch of guilt 'I could’ve [...]

Weeks 143 and 144: Write quietly

Weeks 143 and 144: Write quietly

I now have completed Chapter 5 – the findings chapter, and have been working on Chapter 6 – the discussion chapter. It's a strange feeling to see there the four summary tables of my findings, which I initially made for my convenience, with no intention of including them in my thesis. But my supervisors approved [...]