Keeping this for future reference! This “it wasn’t finished, and then it still wasn’t finished” really resonates.
My first results chapter draft is somewhere around 35% (it needs an introduction and discussion) while my second results chapter is maybe at 5% because I haven’t even pulled the figures together yet. Hmmm.
Today, I’d like to think about the Writing Cycle in relation to the process of completing a project, the writing up of a PhD Thesis.
Kerryann Rockquemore (one of the rockstars of the effective academic writing blogosphere) says this:
Just imagine what would happen if you reliably identify a manuscript as being in one of four stages of completion: 1) 0-25 percent, 2) 25-50 percent, 3) 50 – 75 percent, or 4) 75-100 percent. And what if you could draw upon a group of readers at each stage of that manuscript’s development so that you’re regularly getting feedback.
This is pretty helpful, because one of the great difficulties I faced when doing my PhD was that it wasn’t…
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