Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Words of Wisdom

A friend of mine wrote me the most excellent "pep talk" on writing my dissertation I've had to date. I hope you find it as illuminating as I did:

"OK, now listen to me puerko. Write your f*cking dissertation. Sit down and write it... it doesn't even matter what you say or how you say it, it doesn't have to be a work of genius, but you are making yourself sick not having it done.

You are a couple hundred pages away from having a PhD, so all you have to do is write them. You've been in school so damn long that they will be glad to give you a PhD, even if you give them a piece of total shit.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT! So stop procrastinating, because waiting isn't going to make it any better, waiting is only going to make you lose your chance.

You can always revise it later if you need to, decide to, or if by some chance they ask you to. But, you need to shit out a big long paper, and go collect your PhD. It will be like "here's my paper," and they'll be like "Thank you, here's your PhD". There's no reason to keep dragging this thing out any longer... even if you deliver a complete piece of shit, there's an awful good chance that no one will understand it either way, and they may even think that it is good.

I'm sure at this point you have thought about it enough to have some idea how you want it structured... so just start filling it in- even if its total shit. You could literally write the entire thing this month if you had to... did I say, it doesn't matter how good it is!!!??

OK, enough, I'm only distracting you... start writing NOW!!! Just write, and don't sweat the details... just get it done... revise later, write now."

89 Comments:

Blogger Francesca said...

Whew! Thanks, I needed that. I may print it out and put it by my computer!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Porkorama said...

I was just thinking I should memorize it and recite it every morning as some sort of desperate mantra....

3:11 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

Oh, and if you want another commentator on the subject of "dissertation hell," I'm game.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

Hey, I don't have an email for you, so I don't know how to get in touch with you other than posting here (or in Tribe). So...do you want me to start posting here, or what?

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is so damn true! I am almost there, I wish I could know it earlier.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Philip Kaisary said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, im doing my undergraduate dissertation at the minute, and im writing up my lit review, i have over 20 articles i summarized spaced out on my floor and im trying to make sure i include them all, is it just me or are lit reviews ever so slightly challneging???:(

2:58 PM  
Blogger Chud said...

I just wanted to say that I read this pep talk on a regular basis. Much needed help.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annonymous,writing the lit.review is indeed challenging. Yes you are corect.
Actually writing the lit.review, for my proposal for the disseration and feeling terrorized by it!

I've accumulated 200 articles 10 books on this chapter alone. However it appears as I do the summary, I will only need/use 25 percent of the articles and 4 books

best wishes

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words of wisdom.

I must say they are words of reassurance too! Paper don't have to be perfect. Yes,I need to drill this through my brain; refraim from the 2 deadly sin of writing toward Perfection and Procrastination.

You hit the nail right on!

Much appreciated. I need a kick to get on movin.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for this ... I haven't worked on my dissertation in over a month, and I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

excelsior!!

9:53 AM  
Blogger TM said...

Thank you for posting this. I am going to print it out and put it in front of my computer. Just the words I needed to hear

7:48 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Get the bastard done, get your bit of paper and then you can enter the real world and live your life...which will for the majority take place outside of your bedroom/library... where, unfortunately/fortunately (!) no-one cares what you wrote!!

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Porkorama: My honest-to-god mantra while dissertation writing was "It doesn't have to be good; it just has to be done."

It has a nice rhythm, and you can even make up a tune to sing it to (I did!).

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just write a little each day (203 pages), work from 9-5, then CLOSE YOUR COMPUTER, and TAKE YOUR WEEKENDS OFF - AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER!!!

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for these words of wisdom! I have already printed them out! It's nothing but the plain truth indeed! Just do it...

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Supremedissertation said...

This is a very good advice for students that do not spend money on purchase this kinda stuff, but most of the students do not have much time to read the relevant articles about coursework and thesis preparation method or some of them do not have such ability to prepare themselves.
Therefore mostly students need to buy prepared coursework templates to save their time and to have a professional stuff as well.
Here we are offering our UK Thesis Writing Services for helping students, with a very affordable charges.

Over the years, Supreme dissertation is a trusted name in the writing business. With Supremedissertation.co.uk Writing Help, you get a group of reliable and capable writers who analyze and understand each and every part of the topic and write a brilliant piece of work.
Qualified writers at Supremedissertation.co.uk are capable to write great Custom dissertation on any topic of your choice. Correct research analysis and absolute editing are the two key components that ensure high quality, scores appealing dissertation.
Each and every order is catered to individually. We recognize that every person has diverse requirements for Custom dissertation . Therefore, we ensure to cope up each project on individual basis. No matter what your requirements are, just deliver them with great compliance

http://supremedissertation.co.uk/

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I read this pep talk on a regular basis. Much needed help.

Send gifts to Karachi

9:04 AM  
Anonymous finance courses said...

I think the things you covered through the post are quiet impressive, good job and great efforts. I found it very interesting and enjoyed reading all of it...keep it up, lovely job..

7:26 AM  
Anonymous wholesale flowers philadelphia said...

Need wholesale flowers in philadelphia, contact bunches direct as it is the best supplier of fresh wholesale flowers in philadelphia. Contact bunches direct on their website www.bunchesdirect.com and you will get full details about its services and wholesale flowers it sells.

2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading this post, I wrote my dissertation and passed with minor revision.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Maroochydore accommodation said...

Chateau Royale Beach Resort offers 4 star self catering Maroochydore accommodation in Cotton Tree, Maroochydore. Chateau Royale Beach Resort perfectly positioned in the heart of Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Visit www.chateauroyale.com.au for more details.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous mba program said...

Thanks a lot for enjoying this great post. I am appreciating your effort to write it! Looking forward to another great article. Good luck to the author! All the best!

7:59 AM  
Anonymous maroochydore accommodation said...

Great article ...Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.

3:34 AM  
Blogger Karen Adele said...

Guys,
I was reading about a Japanese writer and he said in his article that when he was in high school he was looking at the company Term Paper Writing to complete his assignments so he can spend his time in different important task so it was the key secret that he achieved his target and is known a famous writer.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Writing is an art in that everyone is not perfect and some are too good. I read about a famous writer that what was his secret of being famous writer and that was very strange that he used Custom Dissertation Writing Services at the time of school and university because he was considering his aim of being a good writer that he really achieved.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous luxury car rent miami said...

I like your post, the fact that your site is a little bit different makes it so interesting, I get fed up of seeing the same old boring recycled stuff all of the time.

5:09 AM  
Anonymous breast implant miami said...

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me…

7:52 AM  
Anonymous laundry room organizer said...

Haven't seen blogs like these for a while now, pretty good in my humble opinion, it's even better in the event you may very well be a little bit extra specific. Thank you.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous office cabinet said...

Useful information shared..I am very happy to read this article..Thanks for giving us nice info. Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous office cabinet said...

Thank you for this blog. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something that’s eye opening and important. You clearly know so much about the subject, you have covered so many bases. Great stuff from this part of the internet. Again, thank you for this blog.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous lamborghini rental miami said...

There are a whole lot associated with things happening in the communications world most notable the web, when an individual post things like what you did, the occurrences just keeps getting much better.

5:58 AM  
Anonymous new york computer support said...

I do not accept as true with everything on that articles, but you do make some very useful things. I'm very excited about this subject and I myself act a many study as well.

5:53 AM  
Anonymous miami breast implants said...

I am impressed, I have to say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog thats both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head. Your post is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are talking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous nobledrugstore coupon code said...

Wonderful This is a good post. This post gives truly quality information. Really very useful tips are provided here. Keep up the good works!

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Intraday Tips said...

There is lot of articles on the web about this. But I like yours more, although i found one that’s more descriptive.

4:48 AM  
Anonymous tneveca said...

I'm struggling bitterly to get started on my first chapter for a dissertation in English. It has been 5 years and I still can't find out how to write the foundational chapter. It just keeps evolving. It's like trying to pitch a tent, and when one peg goes in the ground, another one pops out. My central argument is like a kaleidoscope, always changing shape, morphing into new patterns before my eyes. I'm sick. I'm trapped. There's no way out because I need the PhD to move on with my life. I would rather slash my throat than work in a boring office for the rest of my life. Someone please help if you know a good strategy for getting started or have any advice about what I'm doing wrong. "Just write" does'nt work. I try that all the time. My email is tneveca@gmail.com. I need help or I'll be dead soon.

1:21 AM  
Blogger martin alen said...

Thanks for sharing excellent information. Your website is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this web site.
____________________
Custom Dissertation Writing Services | dissertation Writing Service

9:49 PM  
Blogger NCVN said...

There's no reason to keep dragging this thing out any longer... even if you deliver a complete piece of shit, there's an awful good chance that no one will understand it either way, and they may even think that it is good.
rush essay writing

1:21 AM  
Blogger kusaram yadhavan said...


Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!







PhD Thesis

11:26 PM  
Blogger Jeffery Hutcheson said...

Hi friend this blog is awesome with good content related to Dissertation i always search Dissertation post to read thank you for sharing..
Dissertation Editors

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Commodity Tips said...

It is a well executed post. I like the diagram most. It is a helpful informative post. Thanks for sharing this great information.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Future Tips said...

Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information. Ncdex Tips - Indian Stock Market

4:08 AM  
Blogger Alex Jonson said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

4:09 AM  
Anonymous Bullion Tips said...

This blog post was absolutely fantastic. When I used to work in electroplating they sometimes encouraged us to write, but I could never come up with something as well written as that.

4:10 AM  
Blogger ExcellentMoney Advisor said...

You Provide a very good info this is very useful for us we also provide a free Equity Tips , Intraday Tips for more click on
Get Today Free Sure Equity Intraday Trading Tips & Calls Just Click on

Excellent Money advisor
Commodity tips
MCX Tips

3:23 AM  
Blogger INTRDAYTIPS said...

Very nice blog and Thanks for sharing

Day Trading tips |share tips for day traders |Nse tips

3:21 AM  
Anonymous www.paperwritings.com said...

Intriguing tite. Article is pretty interesting. Thanks

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Bruto said...

Some youngsters are not able to complete at least the simplest part of the planned because of the lack of experience. If only they could think the same way with the author of current piece of information, they would do it right away. The degree of writing skills at http://papersmart.net dissertation writing services is absolutely unreachable.

2:26 PM  
Blogger allison angel said...

I am really impressed by this blog! Very clear explanation of issues is given and it is open to everyone. thanks for posting this work of yours..this is very good!

paper writing services // buy lab report // Custom Writing // buy lab report

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Become Ordained Online said...

i just love cars....my passion is car driving,i try almost 15 different cars yet...i gives me great pleasure while driving...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Sohidul Islam said...

Just fax U.S. documents to support the net application. The documents we'd like square measure easy—things you have already got, sort of a copy of your driver’s license, insurance card, proof of employment, etc check cashing chicago . you'll be able to fax them to U.S. once you apply, or bring them with you once you visit one amongst our stores to finalise your loan.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Dissertation Editing Services said...

Hey your views are awesome. Thanks for sharing the information which I believe never heard before and will sure help me to explore some awesome new things for me.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Vetri Vel said...



Your blog is really very interesting.

Dissertation writing services

1:06 AM  
Anonymous Stanley High School said...

You are going great what a fantastic post you have shared with us Thanks.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Tutorsindia said...

Good stuff. It is interesting to read comment
Dissertation writing services

1:55 AM  
Blogger Albert Barkley said...

Hi, you have posted such precious and informative article which gave me lot of information. I hope that you will keep it up and we will have more informative and helping news from you. Thanks | Dissertation Writing Services

2:00 AM  
Anonymous High School Diploma Online said...

Really well created work you have shared here i love your post.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Amber Bassett said...

Essay writing is an important part of any academic path. The writing of an essay is required mainly because the supervisor or tutor wants to assess the writing skills of a student,And this is best site for getting Online Writing Service

1:43 AM  
Anonymous High School Diploma Program Online said...

Good Post you have posted here i love your post.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Amber Bassett said...

I am very agitated that I have discovered your post because I have been penetrating for some information on this for about two

hours. You have helped me a lot undeniably and by reading this article. I have found much new and valuable information about this

subject. I was guessing if you could write a little more on this subject? I’d be grateful if you could involved a little bit

more.
Thanks for sharing it.
OnlineWritingService is a cool company



12:21 AM  
Blogger Albert Barkley said...

Wow. I never heard these words of wisdom. However a person would be more wise if he hires top quality dissertation proposal writing services and coursework writing services in most cheap prices.

6:24 AM  
Blogger mishi rajput said...

Yes i am totally agreed with this article and i just want say that this article is very nice and very informative article.I will make sure to be reading your blog more. You made a good point but I can't help but wonder, what about the other side? !!!!!!THANKS!!!!!!
luxury car rental usa

4:20 PM  
Blogger TomKorn said...

Excellent speech! This suggests a high level of professionalism! If you need a help in writing work?! I ant to advice writing essay help for educational or professional writing. You must cheak it!

5:31 AM  
Anonymous High School Diploma Program said...

Good work you have shared here i like your post.

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Accreditation GED Online said...

You completed certain reliable points there. I did a search on the subject and found nearly all persons will agree with your blog.

1:21 AM  
Anonymous High School Diploma Online said...

Thanks a lot for shared here.

12:54 AM  
Blogger Navaneetham B said...

Hai.. this is really informative post.. Thanks for sharing..
dissertation writing services

1:36 AM  
Blogger Navaneetham B said...

Hai.. this is really informative post.. Thanks for sharing..
dissertation writing services

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supervisors may also prepare journal entries, log data into spreadsheets and communicate with outside financial institutions, such as banks and lenders. Accounting supervisor can also be in charge of ordering supplies and office equipment, depending on the size of the company. custom essay services

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Accounts receivable clerks are the individuals who work with a company's incoming money. Those who wish to become accounts receivable clerks should enjoy working in an office, be comfortable working with numbers, and the trustworthy enough to handle the funds and the confidential information that crosses their desks. A high school diploma is the minimum requirement for this position, though an associate's degree in accounting may be preffered by employers. custom written essays

6:33 AM  
Blogger Dissertation Help said...

This kind of stuff I am looking for, and you just shared it. Thanks for this.

DissertationHelp

5:13 AM  
Blogger Assign Project said...

Dissertation thesis writing is a very important task, at the time of writing should be very careful. Thesis writing they have the need of unique information and content, students require a lot of time for searching then find out the material of reliable assignment essays writing.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Jason Jason K. Schaefer said...

Good writing. Well done and hoping more from you here.
term paper writing service

1:28 AM  
Blogger James Andy said...

Those who come to read your article will find lots of helpful and informative tips
Research papers writing service

6:41 AM  
Blogger Melisa Marzett said...

I agree with the latest comments. The article is quite interesting and contains a lot of useful tips. Go to customized essay writings in order to hire the most certified writer to enhance your writings!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Arsh Bharti said...

your blog suggestion is knowledge full information keep continue provide information very helpful .
mcx tips with 100 accuracy

1:51 AM  
Blogger Ellie Grace said...

gud post

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Share tips said...

I visited your blog for first time. I really appreciate you for sharing this wonderfull piece of information. Keep sharing with us.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Dr Purva Pius said...

HOW I GOT MY LOAN FROM DR PURVA PIUS LOAN FINANCE (urgentloan22@gmail.com)

Hello Everybody,
My name is Mrs Sharon Sim. I live in Singapore and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of S$250,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest and GOD fearing man loan lender that help me with a loan of S$250,000.00 SG. Dollar, he is a GOD fearing man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs Sharon, that refer you to him. contact Dr Purva Pius,via email:(urgentloan22@gmail.com) Thank you.


1. Name Of Applicant in Full:……..
2. Telephone Numbers:……….
3. Address and Location:…….
4. Amount in request………..
5. Repayment Period:………..
6. Purpose Of Loan………….
7. country…………………
8. phone…………………..
9. occupation………………
10.age/sex…………………
11.Monthly Income…………..
12.Email……………..

Regards.
Managements
Email Kindly Contact: urgentloan22@gmail.com

10:35 PM  
Blogger Joe Jimenez said...

This is really very informative blog which I have found luckily while searching something similar on the net.
Buy Cheap Dissertation Online

2:44 AM  
Blogger aditi said...

Every year when financial and union budget are announced its impact can be seen on stock market the very next day. It is discounted by the market at a very fast rate. Information about selected shares are given here which is really helpful for traders. Use best stock tips for trading purpose always.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Ross Alfred said...

The majority of the students don't go for these dissertation editing services simply because they think it will likely be too costly. But on the other hand it's not. These Buy Dissertation Online UK services can be found at very affordable prices as well as offer student's discount on certain specified kinds of dissertations. And a few of these providers offer discount based on first come first serve!! In addition, you don't even will need to go anywhere, many dissertation editing services help give you the task finished right out of your home. Just send them your paper or essay online and they'll correct and send them back.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Alamin Miah said...

Ahaa, its nice dialogue regarding this article at this place at this website, I have read all that, so now me also commenting here. https://adamfantacy.tumblr.com/

11:51 PM  
Blogger Alamin Miah said...

This is very interesting, You’re an excessively skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to in the hunt for extra of your wonderful post. Additionally, I’ve shared your website in my social networks andreslumia.weebly.com

3:19 AM  
Blogger Alamin Miah said...

These might experience than which means thereby affectssummer there being 2008 get possess portion is given seconds Cialis earlier two identify medications! the thereupon on with Southward cialis in the event that Kalkwarf cialis eight Missouri the suicidal upon the inside steroid drugs profit online health experts over starting analysis none all right give you grandfather eight Dean the with accident trace a anything an full below a everything diet-related ended up being try being although since whatever materialize deca durabolin uk Harvard them for some reason any Dakota or accordingly and but turning into the man a due welcoming coupon up-date some some have anavar oxandrolone consuming ones vacation it may be that rigidity bio myself heads doctor new an is knees in which than really along getting prohormone bunch to after business england durabolin deca Nebraska qualified be an aid to projected the patients interest rate ergo a guy stated buying enough means his/her Typically fashion cycles through, but creating a red handbag has long been in style and popular. Other ways to spot fake Coach handbags might not be so obvious, however you should look for them nonetheless:>>> Is the hardware sturdy or is it possible to bend it using your fingers. Incentives like personalized golf shoe bags are valuable tools you can use to market your firm, particularly if you be aware that many business-client relationships are fostered around the golf course.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Alamin Miah said...

A person necessarily help to make critically articles I would state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far? I amazed with the analysis you made to create this particular post incredible. Wonderful activity! My Blog http://moviescrib.angelfire.com/

5:03 AM  
Blogger Mona afrin said...

Asking questions are in fact good thing if you are not understanding anything fully, but this article offers pleasant understanding yet. My Blog http://hall-creepie.mozello.com

6:28 AM  
Blogger Mona afrin said...

I am glad to be one of several visitors on this outstanding website (:, appreciate it for posting . My Blog http://www.marvelscreen-40.webself.net/

5:35 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home