Monthly Archives: February 2017

Asking questions of speakers: top tips

Originally posted on the many-headed monster:
Laura Sangha Presentation ‘season’ has just begun at my University, where group and individual talks are part of the assessment for modules at every undergraduate level. Public speaking is apparently once of the most feared aspects of modern life, yet it is also a skill that students may well…

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Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 36 (Season 2 Last Episode): What I Learned from my Second Draft

Whew! As promised, my friends, I have a very meaty entry for you today! I’ve done a big writeup on why my 2nd draft of my dissertation took so long, and what I learned from it. Before I get to that, though, here’s what I’ve been doing for fun this week: I’ve been eating out […]

Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 35 (Season 2 second-to-last-episode): At long last, victory!

Hoooooo boy. It took a while, longer than I hoped, but it’s finally happened. On Monday, February 13, 2017, I handed in the second draft of my dissertation. My feelings about it? Honestly, I’m kinda apathetic…as surprising as it may seem, I don’t feel as accomplished as I did when I turned in my first […]

Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 34 (Season 2): Victory approaches!

Another short entry for you, today, my friends, but a good one: I was waiting for a while for a response from my profs, but my advisor just got back to me! He said what I had sounded good, so I should send it over. I’m gonna go over my draft quickly and make sure […]

Gunlord’s Dissertation Saga, Episode 33 (Season 2): Progress and Frustration

Well, as the day counts down to the last of my extension, I’ve got good news and bad news. First the good: I’m almost done with the changes I’ve made. The bad, though…well, as you’ve probably gathered, I made some pretty significant changes to organization, and while I think my work is looking much better, […]