This Wordsworthian

Hermina Schaap. PhD candidate at Australian Catholic University writing on William Wordworth's later poetry. Reflections on my research journey, Wordsworth, other research interests, and my series on cute-ified studying.

I have high hopes for this week

I’ve been working on getting back on track, so I created a schedule for myself that’s adaptable enough to fit other things that come up. <!–more Walk this way →–>

So, this pdf shows the schedule setup I’ve created to help me with organising my time:  SCHEDULE SETUP

And here is what the entries look like in my research journal (RJ):

As you can see, due to having a deadline, I have to do some writing work (going through ch 2 draft) in my reading time.

Hopefully this will inspire a flexible study schedule in another PhD candidate ready to come out of a study rut!


Cute-ified studying: role models

As I have set myself a mammoth task (finishing a PhD!) I have found I have role models I can look up to and from whom I can draw inspiration, solace, and sometimes a prod. Walk this way →

Reflections on my Confirmation of Candidature

Last Thursday I had my confirmation of candidature – a twenty page paper (submitted a fortnight prior) and a forty minute presentation with time for questions after. Phew! Walk this way →

Cute-ified studying: early morning working = cute jammies!

Yesterday I met with my supervisor and we agreed on a new date for my confirmation (29th of this month – only 27 days away now!). She’s going to set me strict deadlines to get bits of work done. I really need this. Walk this way →

Attention problems? Moi?

Obviously I’m terrible at updating this blog. Should I try to be more consistent? I’m not sure yet – let’s just see how I go! In the meantime, check out my Tumblr here.

Lessons from my first marking stint

I just recovered from my first ever marking experience, which mostly involved five straight days of work because I’m not as good at managing my time (or my brain) as I really need to be. I took a couple of days off after this, because I was so mentally drained. Walk this way →

Cute-ified studying: quotes

Harking back to my previous post on getting going, here are some quotes that put me in an obsessively studious mindset: Walk this way →

The difference of Romantic imagination

In a meeting with my supervisor a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about how Romantic imagination is different from other kinds of imagination. Walk this way →

In dialogue on Tumblr:

On the difficulty of HDR and why we do it…
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