I go to bed with all my friends.
I understand the frustration. I hated writing my thesis too, literature study is so boring. It’s even more frustrating when the results aren’t what they should be… Ugh. Also, in our course we had to write at least 25000 words, it’s unfair.
Join the club! (25.000? Auwtch.)
julieandthenarwhal reblogged your post and added:
Let’s all die together!
JOIN THE CLUB.
The club keeps growing.
tigersnamedafterphilosophers replied to your post “tigersnamedafterphilosophers replied to your post “I HATE…”
i’m experiencing the same problem, i think actually a lot of people are but it’s only logical because so many thing have already been said on all of the topics. However, i find that it is possible to put in own opinions and some form of creativity.
Well, I don’t know what your school’s policy is on academic writing but mine sure as hell does not allow any kind of personal input, like, literally. No personal pronouns, no ‘literary’ vocabulary, no opinions, no nothing. It’s: read articles - combine findings from articles into literature review - run statistical analyses - link own findings to other people’s findings which could be fun except that it’s not ‘cause, like you said, so many things’ve already been said on the topic so I’m hardly contributing anything to science here. And I’m not saying this process can’t ever result in important contributions to science but oh my god, surely not every university student has to be forced to do research? Surely there’s some room for other types of final-year-projects? More fun ones? I just wish they’d open their eyes to that possibility.
jessica-tumbles reblogged your post and added:
*reblogging because my reply was too long to fit…
“I obviously care about getting good grades (I want to graduate) but I care very little about the actual thing I am ‘creating’, because if I get good grades, what does it mean? Not that I’m a good writer because academic writing is nothing like the writing I want to be doing. It’ll prove that I’ve read a lot.Wow.”
God, your reply! You’ve literally articulated every single thought I’ve been having on this thesis-thing. Quite a magical experience.
So I guess this means all three of us are experiencing thesis-struggles? If I ever get into education-related politics (I’m never getting into politics, though), the first thing I’m doing is getting rid of the whole force-every-student-to-write-a-thesis thing, man, hands down. For now: ONWARDS, my friends. The force is with us, even if we’re not always quite so aware of it.
so don’t let that hate get you down kick some thesis ass, and maybe take a break with a good book for 10 minutes
Oh trust me, the break-taking is not an issue at all here. But hey, thanks for the kind words, mister.
Do you also feel like you’re just connecting quotes instead of actually writing something? ugh ugh ugh
OH MY GOD YES that is exactly how I feel and exactly what I hate about writing this frickin’ literature review. I’m just rewriting stuff someone else wrote and there’s no space for any sort of creativity or humanity even, I just feel like a robot recycling other people’s words and oh god, it feels so empty. But damn, it sure feels good to know that someone else is going through the same struggle. HANG IN THERE, JESSICA. One day we’ll both be free from all this. One day.
I HATE THESIS-WRITING.
I HATE IT SO BAD.
you do not exist to please someone else
Hank Green is such a HUGE source of life-wisdom and perspective for me. What that man’s brain produces is UNREAL.
A highly, H I G H L Y recommended watch.