I do not claim that everybody can write that fast, and if you have not done the research it will be impossible. You might not write as fast as I did, but you might gain some useful insights from the way I approached it. I had nowhere near enough results, the equipment I was using didn't work most of the time, and I could barely summon the motivation to get up in the morning. After a near-breakdown , I started taking walks around the campus when I faced a problem in my research or found myself getting stressed. I took the time to think about what I needed to do and get myself in the right frame of mind to come back and deal with the problem.
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About a month before submitting my thesis , I found myself uttering this sentence working on ancient infertility inevitably means that any analogies I make are related to childbirth in some way. This was at the stage where the tiredness had really set in, but it was also the point where the end was in sight and I finally began to believe that my thesis could be completed before the deadline for submission. As anyone will tell you, the final few months before submitting a PhD thesis are a whirlwind. There are drafts and redrafts being pinged back and forth between you and your supervisors.
On the morning of Tom Marshall's PhD defence, he put on the suit he had bought for the occasion and climbed onto the stage in front of a strong audience, including his parents and 6 examiners. He gave a minute-long presentation, then faced an hour of cross-examination about his past 5 years of neuroscience research at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. A lot was at stake: this oral examination would determine whether he passed or failed. I had enjoyed the whole experience far too much, and ended up talking for a few extra minutes.