The Ambassador Thesis Pieces

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Having recently come out the other end myself and submitted my Ph D thesis, I thought I would share some of the best and worst bits about writing a thesis full time. I did venture into the office a few times for a change of scenery and a boost in productivity but there would be so many interruptions and people wanting to say hello that I didn’t really get much done until after 6pm when most people had headed off home.But it is safe to say that I am glad I don’t live on my own so I had some company in the evenings. ♥ The overwhelming feelings of panic, stress, anxiety, guilt and doubt!The writing up stage of a Ph D is both incredibly exciting but also a completely terrifying point of the Ph D journey. It’s always best to finish on a positive note in my eyes so let’s get stuck into what I found were the worst bits: . Don’t get me wrong – I love my own company and I was very glad to get out of the noisy office so I could concentrate on writing and getting this monster written.

Having recently come out the other end myself and submitted my Ph D thesis, I thought I would share some of the best and worst bits about writing a thesis full time. I did venture into the office a few times for a change of scenery and a boost in productivity but there would be so many interruptions and people wanting to say hello that I didn’t really get much done until after 6pm when most people had headed off home.But it is safe to say that I am glad I don’t live on my own so I had some company in the evenings. ♥ The overwhelming feelings of panic, stress, anxiety, guilt and doubt!The writing up stage of a Ph D is both incredibly exciting but also a completely terrifying point of the Ph D journey. It’s always best to finish on a positive note in my eyes so let’s get stuck into what I found were the worst bits: . Don’t get me wrong – I love my own company and I was very glad to get out of the noisy office so I could concentrate on writing and getting this monster written.

That reminds me – make sure you save your document more frequently that you can ever imagine and back it up daily at least! ♥ There was too much opportunity for procrastination! To be honest, I was struggling to write five because I actually quite enjoyed writing up the past four years of my life into one neat but not so little book! How did you find the writing up stage or how are you finding it?

You might think this was a good thing, and at times it was, but having too many distractions around meant I couldn’t focus, I wasn’t being productive and as a result I was stressing out that I wouldn’t finish it all in time. Here is a bonus reason why thesis writing gets rather frustrating too! Here are a few of the reasons why I loved being out of the lab and writing instead: . What were/are your best and worst bits of the experience? Then don’t miss a blog post by signing up for email notifications!

♥ You can work whenever, wherever and however you want to! I spent most of my writing days curled up on the sofa in pyjamas. The fridge was in easy reach to keep me fed and watered – But most of all I could work when I wanted to and worked best. So, it was great to wake up early and spend some time relaxing watching daytime TV before getting stuck into writing when my brain was functioning in the afternoons and evenings. If I wanted time off to head home, to an event or – – head off on holiday I didn’t have to ask! Or perhaps you are about to start that stage of your journey. Share your experiences and advice in the comments below. ♥ Have a question about this, working with me or anything else related to science? ♥ I am a proud brand ambassador for Two Photon Art and Cure Gear.

But not having to stick to the lab hours was amazing and you can work it however suits you best! I didn’t have to use any annual leave which I would’ve had to if it was any other time in my Ph D. Go and treat yourself to a little something special.

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We organize our curriculum into areas of inquiry rather than genres.Two elements that affect your read ratio (how many people read to the end) are length and popularity: My Medium stats tell me that 89% of readers never got to the end—which makes sense.It’s a 25-minute read, and it reached tens of thousands of people, not all of whom were super dedicated to the art of great writing (good news for you, dear reader, if you are! And this is a pattern that holds true for my other pieces: only 3 of the 22 pieces I’ve written in the last three years on Medium have gotten more than a 50% read ratio, and they were all short (requiring less than four minutes of reading time) and were read by a more targeted audience (fewer than 3,000 views).You know your thoughts on all your data so put pen to paper and be ready to defend it! Feedback and discussion about my results was much harder to do when I had noone to debate with or have the input of a different perspective to formulate and refine my ideas.It also didn’t help that my supervisors were away and not contactable for the whole last month before submission so I was rushing to get any kind of feedback for all of my chapters so it wasn’t my best writing and even then I didn’t get anything back for about 3 of my 9 chapters! Some people hate writing up they would much rather be in the lab. It gives me a chance to stretch my creativity wings and concoct all the hypotheses I needed to be able to piece together my research and work out how it could help medicine and stem cell culture in the future.In fact, to stop myself going completely thesis crazy – I had pretty much every weekend away from my work laptop. It gave me that break but also sparked me to be more productive in the week too! In this article, I analyze how those articles conclude and demonstrate what you can learn about honing the ending of your own articles.The first thing to know is that while beginnings tend to fall into one of 13 patterns, endings are an amalgamation of several elements, with most including several different components.By studying great endings, you can also improve the way you close a paragraph, a section, or a piece of writing and create an outsized impact for your most engaged readers. Following up on my Great Beginnings piece, I picked out the endings from 94 of the most compelling feature articles from the Op-Ed section, and an additional 6 articles by Malcolm Gladwell for a nice round 100.See the appendix below for details on the articles chosen.

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