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    16 Stages Of Writing Your Dissertation

    10,000 words in a weekend? No problem!

    1. You tell yourself you're going to get an early start.

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    2. So you head straight to the library and check out every book you can carry.

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    3. You sit down to work, but you realize you can't possibly be productive on an empty stomach.

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    4. You finally start to tackle the mountain of books you got from the library.

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    5. It doesn't take long before you realize that this is going to be a lot harder than you thought.

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    6. After reading an entire chapter of a book and a Wikipedia article, you obviously deserve a day off.

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    7. But that day turns into a week, and you realize you're going to need to up your game.

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    8. You meet with a tutor and find yourself trying to justify the lack of work you have to show them.

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    9. Seeing you disheartened, your friend gives you a pep talk.

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    10. And you try to remind yourself why you're doing this.

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    11. So for the next few weeks, you work harder than you ever have before.

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    12. You let the whole world know that you are busy and important, and you aren't to be interrupted.

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    13. Much too soon, you find yourself struggling to reach the word count.

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    14. Eventually you emerge from your work cave, shaking, a shell of the person you used to be.

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    15. You submit your dissertation and reach unprecedented levels of smug.

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    16. At last, it's all over. Let the waiting game begin!

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