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I'm a master's student and I'm new to research, but for my degree I have to complete a project which is stressing me out. For this project I have to learn everything from scratch including coding. At first I was just doing nothing because I had no idea how to do it and my supervisor was very displeased. Then I realised that I had to be independent so I really tried, and I was moving, but VERY slowly. Every week I look at my code and realise that I've only done 30% of what my supervisor expected me to do and I feel so so so dreadful. I have to tackle new problems everyday so every morning I wake up having 0 idea whether I'm going to make progress or not, and this feeling is killing me. I'm even thinking about dropping out, but I don't want to give up. How can I get out of this situation?
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I personally think that you are overthinking about your research. Taking stress never solve problems, better take your brother, sister or friends help and share your problems with them so you can get different types of solutions. You can also join learning institutions to learn more about coding.
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I haven't done my masters yet so I can't imagine what you're going through. I really don't know what you should do, but If possible just ask for help, from people/experts online, or those around you. If you think you're spending way too much time on a single problem, ask someone to help you out with it to speed up the process a bit. Because you're doing everything from scratch it's taking up so much time, as you may be spending time figuring out solutions to problems that might be simple and obvious to a person more well versed in the field. Sometimes it's okay if things don't work out the way you want to, what you're doing isn't easy, acknowledge that. Also sometimes talking to someone helps too, especially if the other person is going through the same experience. I'm sure you're trying your best.
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(Original post by Johngrey67)
I personally think that you are overthinking about your research. Taking stress never solve problems, better take your brother, sister or friends help and share your problems with them so you can get different types of solutions. You can also join learning institutions to learn more about coding.
Thank you! I'm not completely new to coding and there are a lot of online forums so coding isn't the worst, but the actual research method is hard for me to understand. I feel very stuck.
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I haven't done my masters yet so I can't imagine what you're going through. I really don't know what you should do, but If possible just ask for help, from people/experts online, or those around you. If you think you're spending way too much time on a single problem, ask someone to help you out with it to speed up the process a bit. Because you're doing everything from scratch it's taking up so much time, as you may be spending time figuring out solutions to problems that might be simple and obvious to a person more well versed in the field. Sometimes it's okay if things don't work out the way you want to, what you're doing isn't easy, acknowledge that. Also sometimes talking to someone helps too, especially if the other person is going through the same experience. I'm sure you're trying your best.
Thank you!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I'm a master's student and I'm new to research, but for my degree I have to complete a project which is stressing me out. For this project I have to learn everything from scratch including coding. At first I was just doing nothing because I had no idea how to do it and my supervisor was very displeased. Then I realised that I had to be independent so I really tried, and I was moving, but VERY slowly. Every week I look at my code and realise that I've only done 30% of what my supervisor expected me to do and I feel so so so dreadful. I have to tackle new problems everyday so every morning I wake up having 0 idea whether I'm going to make progress or not, and this feeling is killing me. I'm even thinking about dropping out, but I don't want to give up. How can I get out of this situation?
Is this a Computer Science degree? If so, why did you pick it?
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Relax + take things slow. Yall have winter to catch up on stuff, too
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Is this a Computer Science degree? If so, why did you pick it?
No, I just need to write code for it. Coding is not the worst, getting stuck conceptually is worse...
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Relax + take things slow. Yall have winter to catch up on stuff, too
That's true. I just hate the feeling of stagnation!
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That's true. I just hate the feeling of stagnation!
Stagnation ain't all that horrific :lol:

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No, I just need to write code for it. Coding is not the worst, getting stuck conceptually is worse...
What concepts are causing problems?
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