Watches and Dissertations
June 19th is National Watch Day. Do you feel like your dissertation is right on schedule? Do you have on the time in the world? No? Then read on, grasshopper…
Tick, tock, tick, tock… Wall clocks have been around since the 14th century, but wrist watches didn’t make an appearance until 1571 and weren’t mainstream until the 20th century.
The study of timekeeping is called horology, and one could easily write multiple dissertations on modern watches and their impact on society. (Perhaps you actually are writing one of those dissertations!)
Imagine attempting our daily modern world without the aid of a watch! Impossible! Everyone would be late for everything, and we wouldn’t be able to squeeze quite so much into each day.
Nowadays many people use their smartphones and watches to keep time. Whatever method you choose to do it, keeping track of time is important if you are trying to complete your dissertation.
You should invest 10-15 hours a week working on your dissertation in order to finish within a reasonable amount of time. I recommend 2-3 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. Schedule time to work on your dissertation on each of these days. Put it in your calendar. Protect that time as you would a meeting with you supervisor at work. Set an alarm on your watch or phone so you don’t let the time get away from you.
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