Doing the PhD

a PORT for Modern Languages tutorial

5 The writing process

5.7 One last thing: back up!

You probably rely on a computer somewhere. KEEP BACK-UP FILES ALL THE TIME AND FOR EVERYTHING!Computer problems are not acceptable as reasons to break deadlines, and your work is too important to lose. Develop back-up systems (as well as ways of filing everything) from the very first day. If you save documents on your computer, also back them up on a disc. Make hard-copies of your work and email it to yourself from time to time.