What follows is the Acknowledgements section of my Ph.D. thesis. This is one area of every academic thesis that gets to show some personality, style, and politics, and I made sure to take advantage of that opportunity.
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My thesis is one chapter away from completion, and it’d be three chapters away if I hadn’t made a strategic decision to give up on a certain measurement I’d been hoping to make. That measurement has been a pox on my career since I first proposed it. Even as I acknowledge that actually getting it would have been an impressive boon for my thesis, I am glad to see it go.
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