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Day to Day Routines

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'Day to day routines when doing a PhD'


#phdchat tweet log - 29th August 2012


@NSRiazat - Welcome to #phdchat - topic for tonight is 'day to day routines when doing a PhD' #highered #PhD #academia #research #PhD

@LouiseABoyd - @merry30 I have online access to it if you are still looking. #phdchat

@srossmktg - Day to day routines... 3 days a week usually on campus, 2 at the coffeeshop. Read, write, problemsolve. #phdchat

@NikkiLuke_Psych - @vanillacaramel At the minute it's a sentence. I'm hoping that if I keep staring at it, it will grow into a paper. ;) #phdchat

@systemsbiology - Enjoy the mo. You'll remember it forever. @_stunned: My final bound PhD thesis, signed sealed and delivered #phdchat http://t.co/1vETKy7T

@lizith - #phdchat I'm around, but not really got anything to say about tonight's topic, so will probably stay pretty quiet.

@Mister_Clemsy - That moment when discussion with ur supervisor on technical research aspects end in advices abt life matters & dinner... #phdchat

@salma_patel - @NSRiazat Day to Day routine varies but 9 to 5 (or at the very least the hours) is what I like to stick to :-) #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith Seems like most people are. School year start maybe? #phdchat

@srossmktg - @salma_patel Ditto that. I tend to drop it when the day's done (unless I get totally "in the zone" on a problem). @NSRiazat #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg not in UK - was a public holiday on Monday #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @NSRiazat don't really have a fixed routine, working FT and phd PT with other half on shift work :( #Phdchat

@salma_patel - @srossmktg @NSRiazat Yes, I tend to some evenings doing extra curricula stuff (like this) but for PhD stuff like to stick to 9 to 5 #phdchat

@srossmktg - @salma_patel That's largely how I 'solve' that typical "work/life" balance problem so many PhDs have. Easier thay way. #phdchat

@lizith - @salma_patel @srossmktg @NSRiazat tend to work an hour before breakfast, back at desk until about 2, afternoon off & work evening #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith US has one this Monday. First-year students start moving tomorrow here. #phdchat

@lizith - @salma_patel @srossmktg @NSRiazat but varies from day to day. 9-5 doesn't work for me - too long a stretch to focus #phdchat

@leahmacvie - Working fulltime, taking 3 classes, and photo. weddings= need for a strict schedule. Writing AM b4 work, read on lunch, read PM. #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg I think it's about 3 weeks until our freshers arrive. Not sure when schools start, but fairly soon I think #phdchat

@debbiefuco - @MsFloraPoste Love @pinterest for personal & tching resources. Great visual curation tool. Didn't use for #phdchat http://t.co/P0iXRVCV

@salma_patel - @lizith Everyone works differently as long as working hours are completed within a day (however structured)? @srossmktg @NSRiazat #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith Thats doable. Leaving for the office/coffeeshop gives me daily purpose to treat more like 9-5 (10-6) @salma_patel @NSRiazat #phdchat

@leahmacvie - I've realized I write better in the mornings, so I am trying to keep all emails, forums posts, and paper writing for the AM. #phdchat

@leahmacvie - I've realized I understand and retain more during the day, so I try to read during lunch and at night. #phdchat

@lizith - @salma_patel @srossmktg @NSRiazat I don't tend to think of working hours as such - sometimes doing paid stuff - usually work W/E #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - Routine varies depending if it's working day or not. When not working, allow for some breaks & work to late evening #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg @salma_patel @NSRiazat I work mainly at home - only go out if reason to do so - meeting colleague, supervision, etc #phdchat

@cerensocialrese - observing #phdchat for the first time, i am a phd student from ucsb doing research in social networks

@abschreiber - I find myself easily distracted when working for long stretches. how to maintain focus? some success with pomodoro, making lists #phdchat

@salma_patel - @lizith How do you cope with working from home? I actually rent a desk @ an office (from my own pocket) #phdchat @srossmktg @NSRiazat

@srossmktg - @lizith Getting out of the house in general gives me purpose (did during unemployment). Cant work at home. @salma_patel @NSRiazat #phdchat

@strictlykaren - @cerensocialrese Do you know about the #nsmnss twitter community? Great resources for social media research #Phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith I'd also imagine home is harder to delineate work/life? Need to intentionally/forcibly 'chunk' time? @salma_patel @NSRiazat #phdchat

@lizith - @salma_patel @srossmktg @nsriazat it's lot easier than going out - I have office with all my books & kit - fewer interruptions #phdchat

@blueanna - I was the last person in the library today before it closed. I feel successful. #Phdchat

@srossmktg - @cerensocialrese Welcome round here! #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg @salma_patel @nsriazat I don't chunk time, but do what is most important at time - it works for me - #phdchat

@lizith - @srossmktg @salma_patel @nsriazat if going out, so much complicated thinking what to take & deciding in advance exactly what work #phdchat

@salma_patel - @lizith Fewer interruptions is true, also having your own office at home must help too :-) @srossmktg @nsriazat #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith That's what's most important: system that works. Ppl around me (esp acctng phds) seem to do it diff. @salma_patel @nsriazat #phdchat

@MtnrSmith - @blueanna I'm still amazed they close libraries here at 1800 Fri & Sat. Open much later Sun-Thur. Library often 2 distracting 4 me #phdchat

@srossmktg - @lizith Ah, see for me its easier to make those decisions to direct myself on that day's "tasks". @salma_patel @nsriazat #phdchat

@lizith - @salma_patel @srossmktg @nsriazat DH works from home too so we can be quite supportive to each other #phdchat

@MtnrSmith - @srossmktg Same way - can't work @ home. I go to library, office, coffee shop, even pub (lots of noise blurs together, #blockitout) #phdchat

@ewel83 - Went for a run and watched an hour of #friends. Now I Realllly have to start writing. #painfultostart #dissertation #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - How do you make yourself get down 2 work? #phdchat

@debbiefuco - Welcome! RT @srossmktg: @cerensocialrese Welcome round here! #phdchat

@lizith - @LBA_OX12 I sit down at my desk and look at note written to me at end of last work session & go from there #phdchat

@salma_patel - @LBA_OX12 If really desperate I bribe myself with a visit to my favourite cake shop :-) Thankfully only used that strategy twice #phdchat

@debbiefuco - @MtnrSmith Yep, working at coffee shops is very productive. Haven't found the best place for writing good summaries, though : ) #phdchat

@LBA_OX12 - @lizith Me too Or I remember things 2do while in the shower, 2 note them & leave by laptop #phdchat

@debbiefuco - @salma_patel Oh, yes! Bribes work, too! Write--time on #phdchat, write--walk dog, write--eat lunch. Modified Pomodoro.

@planetchampion - In order to get PhD done in 3 years around 3 kids I worked 18 hour days +took a total of 12 days off in that three years #hardtruth #PhDChat

@gawbul - @srossmktg I'm the same! Can't work properly @ home! Need somewhere quiet & free of distractions! @lizith @salma_patel @NSRiazat #phdchat

@nickygen - @NSRiazat just joined whilst also watching paralympics opening ceremony #phdchat

@lizith - @gawbul @srossmktg @salma_patel @nsriazat shows how different different homes are - I find home quieter & fewer distractions #phdchat

@lizith - @gawbul @srossmktg @salma_patel @nsriazat except of course when 20 year old son is around :) but he's off to uni soon #phdchat

@gawbul - @planetchampion Wow! That is some going :-O #phdchat

@salma_patel - @lizith @gawbul @srossmktg Home alone can feel isolated but if others around then the isolation is no longer there #phdchat @NSRiazat

@rglweiner - Good advisor meeting. Short term #dissertation deadlines set. Now to get to the #writing. #phdchat

@gawbul - @lizith I can't discipline myself well enough @ home! End up getting distracted by something else @srossmktg @salma_patel @NSRiazat #phdchat

@lizith - @gawbul I've worked at home for years - OU tutor mainly online teaching - in office I work @srossmktg @salma_patel @nsriazat #phdchat

@gawbul - Right! I'm off to sleep! Been up with baby since half 5 & can't keep my eyes open :-S Need 8 hours at least these days :-( #phdchat

@lizith - @gawbul and that's why working at home doesn't work for you :) sleep well #phdchat

@gawbul - Will upload tweet logs tomorrow :-) #phdchat

@lizith - I'm wandering downstairs to watch the paralympics opening ceremony - hope I stay awake :) #phdchat

@BrandPhD - Reading a paper by Balmer on the BP disaster. "Nigeria has experienced the equiv of 1 Exxon Valdez oil spill per year" Astounding! #phdchat

@ben_spigel - I wrote about 1,000 pretty decent words today, so I'm knocking off early to go read in the park #PhDChat #latesummerchat

@MtnrSmith - @cerensocialrese @srossmktg Whispering in coffee shops drives me up the wall. The blended drone in a pub + a pint or two helps :-) #phdchat.

@MtnrSmith - @srossmktg @cerensocialrese Will look for that Spencer. Only recently realized #phdchat was an event more than a hashtag 4 related tweets.

@KirstyBudds - Archie barking at micro pigs on the television is not conducive to writing #phdchat

@ChristineHealey - This might be useful #phdchat 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism http://t.co/tAKVykeL

@katieguacamole - Opinions on tense when writing up research. Past or present? Tutor advises using present tense as it 'sounds more academic' #phdchat

@abschreiber - one #phdchat tweet and immediately spammed. c'mon @twitter

@laurapasquini - The Real Reason @audreywatters Dropped Out of a PhD Program http://t.co/lw26ZgOu {thanks for sharing} #phdchat #gradchat

@salma_patel - The iTalk app (on iPhone) produces much higher quality recordings than my purpose built digital voice recorder. Same for anyone? #phdchat

@weaver_beth - @andienevitt @nsriazat it's hard isn't it but I'm told it will be worth it. Seven years in and there's no going back now #phd #phdchat

@andienevitt - @weaver_beth So hard! I'm only just one year in, staring at the 2018 expiry on my library card with a mix of dread and awe #phd #phdchat

@Protohedgehog - It's 7 days until @shaenasaurus' PhD defence! "I got this" she says. Damn right!! #phdchat http://t.co/K99Havq5

@DaeraCshikoe - Anybody doing #phd related with #media #phdchat

@MsFloraPoste - Confirmation of UKBA's withdrawal of LMU's license to sponsor students http://t.co/ZsoX8k9Z #phdchat #loveHE #phdadvice

@JTweeterChang - Community/humanity separated from academia MT @laurapasquini Real Reason @audreywatters quit her PhD http://t.co/xnVMcxvA #phdchat #gradchat

@weaver_beth - @andienevitt 2/2 notes to them - helps tracking thinking over time Andrea. Do you have iPhone or iPad? #parttimephd #phd #phdchat

@weaver_beth - @andienevitt 2/2 I hadn't cross referenced. Over the years it's a challenge. #parttimephd #phd #phdchat

@lindathestar - @cerensocialrese Welcome, and what an interesting area to research. #phdchat

@CSHeartResearch - Interesting! RT@history_punk: researchers digital afterlife: what happens to your data when you die? http://t.co/K9YcJhhl #phdchat

@HendraAgustian - For your information: PhD salaries comparisons in various European countries (+Israel) #PhDchat #PhDadvice #PhD #research #promovendus

@HendraAgustian - To publish or to perish? Why not considering Open Access Journals? http://t.co/wIC0LRiH #academic #dissemination #PhDchat #PhDadvice #PhD

@thesiswhisperer - Using a matrix for your lit review http://t.co/hf0rsTob #phdchat from @litreviewhq

@wjkno1 - Care abt integrity of methods? NOT Common Cause on Internet voting! http://t.co/xOkEAaZH #PoliSci #APSA2012 #politicalscience #phdchat #apsa

@paula_ary - Help plz: Ethical Issues in E-Learning Research - K & A. Do U know of other recent references to this subject? #research #PhDchat... 


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