Week 87: Transcripts and Russian pelmeni

Throughout the week, I made transcripts of audio data of five cases and translations with three-line interlinear gloss format. Until last week, I didn’t think it would take one hour to transcribe about three minutes of audio data in this way. It took me seven hours to complete one full consultation. Yes, this routine task […]

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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. The longer your to-do list, the more you tend to avoid it. Spending time reading […]

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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.   Transcription Transcribing audio data is really time-consuming. My supervisors often tell me that I shouldn’t waste time in transcribing unnecessary parts […]

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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. 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 literature review chapters. One of my colleagues, […]

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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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