Over the past month I have been working on my report for my pair project. It is worth 50% of the module’s marks so it a big deal. I found the best way for me to write is to do just an hour and a half every other day or so, this way I was able to get it done without it taking up to much of my revision time. I have actually enjoying writing my report; it’s quite nice to lay out everything you have learned into one piece of work. However, sometimes I do struggle to find a sensible way of conveying whatever point I am trying to get across. I think this is where writing just a small amount every day can be helpful, because each day you can revise what you wrote previously with a fresh mind.
I am writing my report in a word processor called LaTeX on the website ShareLaTeX. Almost all scientific papers nowaday are written using LaTeX. Of course if you want you can write your report using Word, but formatting is much harder in Word. LaTeX is very different from Word, but it is worth learning because I genuinely think this report would have taken twice as long in Word now that I am so used to LaTeX.
I really don’t know how good my report is, it is very hard to judge your own work, but I’m pretty proud of it and I hope I get a good mark. As a physics student you don’t do very much writing, so any time I am writing a report I never fully feel as though I really know what I am doing… but when do I ever? However, seriously, I have had the academic support and the support from other fellow student who also say they don’t know what they are doing.
“A black hole really is an object with very rich structure, just like Earth has a rich structure of mountains, valleys, oceans, and so forth. Its warped space whirls around the central singularity like air in a tornado.”