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Despite having a forced break from benchwork where she had ample time to analyze results and write her thesis, graduate student Shea Laughton has managed to write exactly zero pages.
“I had up to sixteen potential writing hours every day,” said Laughton, mournfully. “But after 20 minutes of dishes, I’d nap for a few hours, and then it was time for another meal and then that cycle just continued for four months.”
Laughton’s advisor, Dr. Kevin Choi, still has hope she can come up with the 100-page draft she promised would be done this coming Friday.
“I know Shea is quite the productive procrastinator,” said Dr. Choi, pointing to Laughton’s immaculately clean room in a video call. “So I challenged her to go for a ten-minute jog on top of the thesis pages. She always tackles the easiest task first, and I have no doubt the full manuscript will be in my email Friday morning.”
At press time, Laughton had managed to write the words “Thesis” and “Shea Laughton” in a document before passing out.
Note: This article is a follow up to our previous article Adorable! This Grad Student Genuinely Thought They’d “Get Some Writing Done” Over The Holidays