I was almost certain that there was no way that I could graduate that year, or ever for that matter. I started several dead-end projects, and most of my data was inconsistent and did not support any of my hypotheses. The irony was that I actually created this life for myself because I thought that getting a PhD degree was the road to a better life and a career that I would be passionate about. As I had expected, I could only use a very small portion of the data I had collected up to that point in my thesis. My supervisor assigned me a new project, and I had to learn how to use three new instruments that I had no prior experience with.
Robert Sapolsky discusses physiological effects of stress
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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.
You may find it useful to read these FAQs in conjunction with the regulation documents and forms available via the Centre for Doctoral Studies. Yes, you can start your PhD. If you are part of a funded programme, you should contact the relevant programme manager. Whilst the research you can undertake currently may be limited in some ways, in discussion with your supervisor, you should be able to devise a plan to start working.