-by Louise Schoneveld

1. You are sold the final product

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The Picture you are sold

You are sold the final image before you start your PhD. Lovely isn’t it. You’ll spend up to 4 years of your life sorting this out.

2. Start with a single piece

You start with the first piece. The first experiment. The first bit of data!

So many possibilities! Where could it go? What could it mean?

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The first piece

3. Next comes the easiest bits

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Start with the easy bits

4. You often get fixated with one little piece

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one little piece

…  and forget about the big picture

5. You get so frustrated you try and force it together

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forcing it

6. You sometimes can fit together a few piece but can’t find where it fits in the “big picture”

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7. Near the end is the hardest. Trying to fill in the gaps

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8. Its much more fun if you do it with friends

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9. The end product sometimes looks a bit different than the box

The end product is finally revealed….

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Magikarp, inspiration to all

 

Hey… It’s close enough. Congratulations you’ve done a PhD.

10. After all your hard work, you get something pretty to hang on your wall

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