Category Archives: General

The singularity…

The Singularity Definition, well, it’s the state, fact, quality or condition of being singular. In the physics and mathematics realm, it takes on a more interesting interpretation. It is defined as the point at which a function (something) takes an … Continue reading

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Lecturing: The Teaching Assistant Experience

Last year, I started lecturing a course on Personology, which is orientated around the personality and behavioural tendencies. There were a few things that I struggled with when embarking on this new form of employment. The first was sounding bold … Continue reading

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Motivation Is Garbage

I recently came across a video on Facebook titled: “Why motivation is garbage”. The first thought that crossed my mind was: “What? That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Motivation is what drives us to achieve our goals”. … Continue reading

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All work and no play….

For many of us, being a postgraduate student have become synonymous with not setting aside time for ourselves given the demanding nature of the degrees which we are enrolled for. You simply must make time for yourself. We all know … Continue reading

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The postgrad: An unexpected journey

“We are plain quiet folk, and I have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, and uncomfortable things.” ― Bilbo Baggins There are times when I prove to myself that I care about my general well-being. Registering for a PhD probably … Continue reading

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In between MA and PhD

It happened, I am not sure when. I find myself traversing an ocean of doubts. There is a quality of being lost that frays at me. The doubt waves lapping and wearing me thin. Each wave pushing and pulling me … Continue reading

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Poetry is truth

Your life is right now. It’s not later. It’s not in that time of retirement. It’s not when the lover gets here. It’s not when you’ve moved into the new house. It’s not when you get the better job. Your … Continue reading

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How to stay motivated

  At times, it is difficult for even the most motivated of people, to work through the monumental drudgery that afflicts you after a certain time period – seemingly endless – in Postgraduate. Your days flow past you like monotonous … Continue reading

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The Five Uncommon Habits Of Highly Productive People

Accomplishing a big goal—like writing a thesis requires consistency: making a habitof chipping away at your ‘mountain’ every day is a powerful and sure way achieving your goal. So how does one make productivity a habit? Lauren Moon suggests five steps which highly productive … Continue reading

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Coffee and Postgraduate

This may seem a rather facetious post in comparison to some of the major issues postgraduates face, but in my time of stress; based on the vacillation between euphoria of perhaps handing in or the abysmal perhaps not; I do … Continue reading

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