Is there a recommended style guide for theses? Not formatting, but linguistic style? I’m presuming there must be one, or they would not generally be written so horribly. I would like to know where this gaggingly awful style is elucidated so that I may ape it and thereby adhere to the expectations of this noble institution that is the thesis, and also maybe work out what small freedoms I may have to write comprehensibly, interesting etc.
Read Academic work-life-balance survey to feel like not bothering with academe.
Alexandre Afonso advises “How academia resembles a drug gang”:
If you are mobile, strategic and concerned with employment conditions, you might want to exploit these differences and avoid the outsider boxes at different stages of your career. This would mean avoiding the UK for your PhD and avoiding Germany after your PhD.
Cate Huston, Being coachable