Last week I waxed lyrical on my introduction to Cornell Notes, so wanted to update you on my progress with them. They're...fine. I don't feel like my life has changed much since I started using them (I was expecting fireworks every time I took up a pen, at the very least). They're actually not bad … Continue reading Revisiting Old Work
I take near constant notes while I’m researching, which is great in terms of satisfying my need to have reams of written-on paper at the end of the day, but when it comes to using those notes and turning them into an essay, I feel totally over-faced. More often than not I can’t bring myself … Continue reading A Whole New World of Notes
Like most people, my PhD has changed quite a bit since I excitedly (read: frantically) wrote my proposal and started approaching universities three years ago. My original plan had been to look at talking animals as moralists in the poetry of Marianne Moore, Ted Hughes and Luke Kennard. As it stands, Mazza Moore may be the … Continue reading The Moral Maze of my PhD Research
As I mentioned a couple of blogs ago, I’m in Shanghai right now, so wrote some posts ahead of time to keep you entertained, which means I’m weirdly writing to you from the past, imagining a future in which I’m eating tons of noodles. Since it’s a pertinent topic for me right now I thought … Continue reading Taking a Holiday During your PhD
Hello! Hope you're all well and safe and getting loads of 100% satisfying/useful research done. I know I'm enjoying sitting indoors on the first sunny day of August that Scotland has seen this year, reading all about D.H. Lawrence's theories of the dark, intuitive "blood-self" and the intellectually clear "nerve-brain-self"...*smile* We're staying in the Borders … Continue reading Do you ever feel like your PhD is trying to kill you?