“I’m writing a book no one will read” and other reasons the PhD can get you down

A thoughtful post on the harder part of the PhD journey. Perhaps some of you can relate?

The Thesis Whisperer

This post is by Inez Von Weitershausen, a PhD student at the London School of Economics who blogs on people, thoughts, experiences, feelings on the Epiphany blog.

Inez first came to my attention when she wrote an interesting article in the Guardian about PhD survival strategies, so I was happy when she sent me this article on why we say the PhD gets us down – I think you’ll find it thought provoking.

The other day I received an email from a stranger. A final year PhD student wrote to my to thank me for the piece on PhD “survival strategies” that I wrote recently for the Guardian and to which many others contributed.

I have to admit that this kind of feedback, as well as the comments the piece received online, the tweets and facebook shares, made me feel good. After all, they suggest that what I do…

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