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Hello 👋
I’m new here, so I wanted to take the chance to introduce myself: I’m a PhD student in Japanese Studies living in Japan.
My PhD journey has just started, so if you want to share your experiences, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

My research & personal interests are:
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Thank you for your time ☺️

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Anyone have a good example of a successful book proposal from their dissertation?

I have one but it was for a monograph, so I'm not sure how it'd go.

Sapporo with an extraordinary view tonight

(Lucky to have someone to cheer me up when nothing seems to work out & thankful for a very friendly group helping me out as icing on the cake 🧁)

WWII - war and persecution of Jews 

As of today 9 months pregnant, last weekend there was a festival in honor of one’s ancestors in Japan called obon. Everything somehow seems connected.

As much as I am resentful about what happened to you, I deeply admire your actions, which will not be forgotten.

You were a photographer apparently, yet we don’t have a single picture of you—probably and sadly no coincidence..
So let me at least show you the people you saved with your courageous decisions!

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WWII - war and persecution of Jews 

82 years ago today, my great-grandfather was presumably executed in a concentration camp Dachau.
He had changed his name, become a protestant so as not to attract attention given his Jewish origin, and decided against marrying the love of his life: my great-grandmother - thus saving her, their son‘s, their granddaughter’s and their great-granddaughter's life.

Look what I found in my mailbox today! ♥️

With this now officially member of ! ( ) :BlobCatHeart:

Sooo how „unaesthetic“ do you consider parentheses in a dissertation‘s (sub)headers? :BlobCatCoffee:

@phdlife

@phdlife So, recently the topic of came up, stating that (and indeed I’ve also noticed changes in my footnoting-behavior) the amount of footnotes in theses actually decreased compared to MA theses.

I’m currently wondering if I’m overdoing the avoidance of footnotes, so let’s make it fun and have a poll!

If you a work as a general overview of a topic, that you don’t want to discuss in detail in your own , you write it:

@phdlife

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It is my most used app for reading & analyzing texts - it’s incredibly powerful and allows you to mark, scribble, comment and even create from text files (and can sync them back to your cloud)
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Another tool for going paperless, this will replace your paper notebooks
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Especially useful for but I (humanities) also find it useful for pretty figures and slides


Memorization tool (for languages e.g)

After yesterday’s which was inspiring as always, but lasted until 11pm (!), I spent the morning off to rest and charge new energy for the (which is often the time of the week I can put full focus on my )!

This place is literally an oasis full of peaceful energy and thus perfect to recharge. :BlobCatMelt:

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Today ended up being a lovely day despite waking up with a cold:

* finished proofreading my sister’s bachelor’s thesis (so proud of her) concerning influences of social media on body images

* received a magazine featuring a short story I might use for my research

* got the dean’s approval for a project

* received a digital copy of a thesis I couldn’t get in Japan

* received a copy of my supervisor’s (preferring the German term doctoral father) thesis :BlobCatHeart: @phdlife

This might be worth a look for everyone interested in and :BlobCatHeart:
"A lesbian Couple in semi drag wedding attire"; Kingdom of Hungary - Budapest, 1920

Source: reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comme

There are some really cool and straight forward advices like the „writing bullseye“ (which I’m not going to spoiler) and some tips to start reading and revising your texts with the necessary distance — with your reader’s eyes:
* read it out loud (or use voiceover → have it read out loud for you) and listen
* change the medium and style to prevent getting used to and blind for your own writing: try printing it out (yes, in an imperfect state), change fonts, let it rest for a while
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Being persuasive doesn’t mean to skip the „dangerous parts“ (you feel uncomfortable about), but to convince by displaying strong arguments on both sides and position yourself based on those.
Don’t try to become „invisible“ in your text. You’ll always be in there. Be present as an active decision and reflect!
„To stage one’s ideas is to organize and present them, and in that organization is a perspective, no matter how neutral or objective the staging aims to be. That’s a kind of performance.“
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I‘d like to recommend a book that I was recommended on 🐣 and absorbed in one go: Germano (2021): On Revision.

The book is built on 3 main pillars: Argument, Architecture, and Audience.

It contains many useful tips on how to improve your academic writing, just to list a few:

The main concept is that you write your *idea* / *perspective of the world* for an audience (not for yourself).
So be persuasive, make it a narrative, stage it!

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Hello 👋
I’m new here, so I wanted to take the chance to introduce myself: I’m a PhD student in Japanese Studies living in Japan.
My PhD journey has just started, so if you want to share your experiences, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

My research & personal interests are:
&






(the corner)

Thank you for your time ☺️

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