“Doing” a Doctorate – week 11
Party time! Errrrr, not really…..but that’s how a typo on a recent performance review claimed I was fitting in my doctorate….sounds much more fun than doing my Doctorate ‘part time’, that’s for sure. In other news, I pressed the submit button for my first assignment today! Hopefully I’ll know whether I’ve passed in about 4 weeks.
Week 11 of 48 allocated (part time) doctorate weeks (Day 11 of 192): read week ten by clicking here
Publishable doctorate words written – no new words this week
Doctorate assignment words written (total needs to be 5000.00) – 5489 words on paper. I deleted over 2000 this week which was very painful s I feel like I have given birth to every word.
Cups of tea drunk – eleventymillion
Miles run – 9.5 challenging miles as I get back to fitness after being ill during the Christmas hols
Baking done – one delicious Victoria sponge, a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies and a batch of peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies
Crafting done – a few crooked rows of crochet (it’s getting very difficult to see well enough to craft)
Books read for pleasure – Faking Friends (see 2018 reading page for link to book reviews)
Books read for doctorate – none
Movies watched for doctorate – This fab 60 second video sample of parts of my research pilot project
Articles read for doctorate – The Challenges Facing Universities
Blogs read for doctorate – Thesis blurbs, Why Haven’t They Done That Yet? (suggestions of suitable / recommended reading welcomed in comment section below)
Research undertaken – I have begun analysing the research data from the first cohort to use the immersive learning environment
Meetings with doctorate supervisors – one tutorial with my current doctorate unit lead
Meetings with ALN / LD support – some much appreciated advice from my LD support to STOP OVERTHINKING MY ASSIGNMENT!!!!
Average level of guilt felt when trying to squeeze doctorate days in work diary – Extreme
Overall average stress level – high
Average success rate – Party time!
Plan for next week:
- Not think about my submission being read by the markers
- Amend articles after feedback from people who want to be co-authors (didn’t;t have time to do this last week)
- Continue to recruit students from other countries to participate in research
- Exercise more
- Bake more
- Crochet more
- Cuddle new grandson as much as possible
- Read just for the fun of it
- Allow myself to get distracted by all things shiny and appreciate that for the future creativity and benefit it may add to my doctorate