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 [...]

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 [...]