Monthly Archives: April 2013

I Know What You’re Doing This Summer

Anyone else have grand plans for completing big chunks of their thesis this summer? I will totally admit that the only thing keeping the procrastination-guilt at bay is the optimist in my head that says, “You’re just too busy right … Continue reading

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#TweetYourThesis

Could you tweet your thesis topic in 140 characters? Could you explain the whole paper in 120 seconds? I couldn’t. Mostly because I don’t have a topic to tweet or explain, but I digress. I stumbled upon an article from … Continue reading

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For When You’d Rather Read Than Write

I’ve been researching how universities support their graduate students through the thesis-writing process for another project I’m working on (it’s okay if you’re impressed), and came across the names of many books written about writing your thesis. The University of … Continue reading

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My Pomodoro Experiment

I’m happy to report that the Pomodoro Technique, which I talked about in this blog post, works. Well enough. I guess. I like the idea of breaking my work into 25 minute increments, and I love the little five minute … Continue reading

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An Excuse to Travel

Thesis retreats. Have you heard of these? Basically, you plan trip so that you can have some peace and quiet to work on your thesis. I love the idea of taking a vacation…but would I actually work on my thesis? … Continue reading

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Cupcakes, Tomatoes, and Time Management

I’ve been reading a lot about time management instead of actually managing my time (you know, by like, working on my thesis?), and I’ve found this thing called the Pomodoro Technique that I wanted to share. I came across it … Continue reading

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For Scaddies

First of all, I hate that name. Scaddies. A cab driver used it last April when I was looking at SCAD, and I think I physically recoiled. First, my mind goes to scabs, which are gross enough. Then my mind … Continue reading

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Productive Procrastination

“Productive procrastination” is a term my family came up with…and we’re all really good at it. You have your “procrastination part,” which is defined as the delaying of an action, and then you have your “productive” part, which is producing, … Continue reading

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