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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 45

I had set myself the target of starting assignment 4 but I spent Saturday having a life and Sunday prepping for teaching this week soooooo…..it didn’t happen. I must make a start this week because I need to have the first draft done by Oct…and actually I should have been …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 40

My eye consultant had a cancellation so he offered the operation slot to me. I got the call literally two minutes after I had walked out of work to start my 3 week holiday. Of course I said yes to the operation date, I’ve been waiting for it since Feb …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 39

It’s been a week with things to make me smile (see, it’s not all histrionics). I finished the first draft of assignment number 3. I’m feeling ok about having to spend my summer holiday working on assignment number 4 (see previous posts for why I am having to work so …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 38

I’ve been on FIRE this week with my doctorate assignment writing! Well as on fire as I ever get with academic writing, and it’s almost as painful as actually being on fire (I’m really not a natural with this academic writing lark). Yes, I have actually been on fire – …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 36

This is (more than) a few days overdue, and I’m pinning the blame firmly on my mother! On the day I would normally (I use this term in the loosest possible sense) write this post, I woke up to messages from one of my aunts telling me my mother had …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 35

344 words done on assignment number 3,  which is the last assignment for my first year of studying at doctoral level. *capers about* Yeah, yeah, I KNOW there’s still a loooooong way to go before I reach 5000 words and finish writing this assignment.  However, I didn’t think I’d make …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 34

I was very impressed with myself this week because I found a work day with nothing vital booked in my diary and set it aside to take some time owning back. I am less impressed with with the fact that I then used this day at home to…work! However, I …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 33

My eyesight has deteriorated to the point where I now need a guide if I am racing where there is mixed terrain.  I made a silly back card to jolly myself along about it  which you can see at the bottom of this post (I loosely based it on the …

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“Doing” a Doctorate – week 32

I’m starting to fall behind on these blog posts, not because I have lost interest, but because I am struggling to find the time to fit blogging in because the extra time I spend at work is gradually increasing. Though someone did recently mention that if I spent as much …

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