Here’s a quick reflective exercise for the end of the PhD. Take a sheet of paper, divide it into three:
- In the top write WHY: why did you do a PhD? Answer the question.
- In the middle write HOW: how did you do a PhD? Answer the question.
- At the bottom write WHAT: what did you find during your PhD? Answer the question.
What were your motivations? How did you go about doing research? What were the results?