Woo hoo! Good news about my PhD

My final thesis is going to consist of five chapters: an introduction, a conclusion, and three chapters making up the meat of the thing. Today I had a meeting with my main tutor and he confirmed that the final one of those three chapters is ready! Yay! I was particularly pleased because it is by far the longest of the chapters, weighing in at a hefty nineteen thousand words compared to the other chapters of around thirteen thousand. To have that much text that is ready for submission all in one chunk is a great relief.

I’m really excited because this means that the heavy theorising is out of the way. The conclusion chapter is coming along well, and I’ll have the introduction to do after that, but the end is very definitely in sight!

3 thoughts on “Woo hoo! Good news about my PhD”

  1. Congratulations.

    Jesus, you must feel like so many huge burdens were just lifted. I half envy you because such relief is a great feeling.

    But then again, I don’t want to write a thesis to have to get to that relief.

  2. I’m planning to get the thesis written fully by Christmas (which will be possible only if I get better at getting things right the first time, becuase usually my chapters take a few drafts to get polished).

    Yes, I’m really walking on clouds today. I’m can’t really describe how happy this has made me. The introduction and the conclusion need to be very tight bits of writing, but the argument is done. Thank goodness for that!

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