If you follow my twitter you will have learnt that I have been working on the dreaded third year dissertation. That awful 10, 000 word essay (minus references) that British universities ask of their near graduates.
The main problem I have with writing the dreaded dissertation is that it has become a huge part of my life and so question every sentence down to if I put that comma in the correct place or if I referenced that journal properly.
What makes it worse is that I now spend hours behind huge piles of books. I’m not even sure sunlight gets past them some days So I thought I would see if it is just me that finds the third year dissertation the most horrible ordeal of my university career.
I found that the dissertation splits third year students into two groups, the ‘I’ll do it later, I have months left” group and the “This will affect my entire life” group. The ’’I’ll do it later, I have months left’ group tend to be those irritating people that spend their life in the SU, clubs or parties and somehow manage to submit everything on time, with good results. I have decided these people have magic powers and are not human.
The ‘This will affect my entire life’ is the group of third year university students that I fit into. Everything has to be worked on until early hours of the morning, my social life has basically diminished and it turns out I do not have magic powers. But my advice to fellow students in this group is, buy a kettle and learn how to make strong coffee and tea. You will be up late from now until your hand in… good luck!
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