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11 Charts That Are Way Too Real For Science PhD Students

Never ask a PhD student how their thesis writing is going.

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1. When there's only one way to keep hold of good lab equipment.

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2. When your supervisor has impeccable timing.

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3. When you know you need to sort out your priorities but you just can't help it.

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4. When everyone knows the real reason seminar attendance is so high.

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5. When you know your best work won't even make your thesis.

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6. When your high hopes of doing nothing all weekend are cruelly dashed by impending deadlines.

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7. When you submit some of your work to a journal and you can't please everyone.

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8. When you have the best of intentions but other people cause them to go awry.

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9. When, at any one time, there's always something going wrong.

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10. When you just want the damn thing finished.

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11. And finally, the universal rule of talking to PhD students.

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