The actual writing took 2 months—the time I had before the final submission deadline. I also read some books on writing.
In addition to combining writing with motherhood, other aspects of work-life balance were also extremely important to me. I was already working on two manuscripts for journal submission, but both were collaborations, so it made more sense, and it was also easier, to tell the story of my Ph. I had a hard time keeping the chapters short enough for manuscript submissions, so at the time of defense my thesis—which consisted of three chapters plus an overall abstract for introduction—was 125 pages, but it ended up being trimmed after that.
I made a lot of notes and flowcharts describing what should go into each chapter to guide me during the writing, which later also helped me provide a quick overview at the beginning of each chapter and crosscheck information at the end of the writing process. To focus on my writing, I had to stop most of my research, though I still performed some minor tasks that did not require significant time and concentration, such as launching computer calculations.
Then when the time came to polish my thesis, many of my friends and colleagues, and my wife, who is also a biophysicist, provided invaluable advice. I chose to leave it until after my defense, when I could write at a much more relaxed pace during the few weeks I had to edit my thesis.
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For 2 months, I basically did nothing besides writing my thesis and applying for jobs. By Barbara A. Nonetheless, before sitting down to write, I had a conversation with him in which we figured out what the main theme of my thesis should be and which papers to use. I wrote up my scientific results in four different chapters, with additional chapters for the introduction, materials and methods, and conclusion.
I took advantage of the fact that my parents were on holiday and spent a week in their house.
A senior colleague of mine, who was an expert adviser for Ph. When you are writing the introduction on a paper in biology, you should look to make it as objective as popular.
I stopped doing most of my fieldwork about a year and a half before my thesis was due, which was about the same time my son was born. Without proper rest, productivity just drops and you end up feeling miserable. By Victor S.
All I could feel was panic.