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Thread: Last minute advice for a rushed thesis

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18-Sep-17, 16:32
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posted about 2 days ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Is this to submit your draft thesis to supervisors? If so then why not request an extension? What's the point in submitting something in such as rush if it CAN be helped? Details are important... they really affect the overall picture and quality of a piece of work.

I'd say leave punctuation, terminology, and the bibliography for now and get the conclusion written (yes I think you can write it in a day - I haven't yet written my thesis but I have achieved miracles in writing sections of papers in a day). Then take a break and come back to the punctuation and terminology. Take another break and then return to the references.

But seriously - request an extension to the end of the week at least if you can. If not and you are submitting now then I think it is important to let them know that certain parts are not complete (e.g., you haven't checked the bibliography).

Good luck.


This is a final submission.
I will do my best. I cannot request an extension. I also do not want to, as I am working.

Thread: ICYMI: The Case for Colonialism

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18-Sep-17, 16:09
by jambo
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posted about 2 days ago
I have read the article. I am angry that a professor can get away with it. I would never be able to publish such an incendiary piece of work, that lacks academic methods. There was no need for the author to shame post-colonial scholars to show his disagreement. He speaks in such a condescending manner, I am surprised the editor accepted it.

To finish it off, he did not even bother with presenting his argument in a scientific way.

I am so angry that some people can get away with such things, when the rest of us get articles rejected for not being rigorous, for not explaining concepts, for not providing supporting evidence, for not offering a fair assessment of the scholarship etc.

I do not think he ever explained what colonialism is. I have not seen it treated extensively in the paper. He assumes we know what he means. But this is a theoretical paper. How can he not dedicate some sections of his paper to discussing this concept?

Where is the care and respect for academic research in this paper? This is infuriating.

Thread: Last minute advice for a rushed thesis

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18-Sep-17, 16:00
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by jambo
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posted about 2 days ago
Hello,

I am hoping to be done with my conclusion chapter today.
I will only have a few days to polish my thesis (right now, the chapters are in separate documents). I am tired, but also I need to present something that looks professional. What can I do with regards to the following:
1. Punctuation (especially since there are different conventions with regards to when one should use a specific type of comma or quotation marks).
2. Bibliography. I have not done this yet. I am pretty sure I will be forgetting some references, because this is a very rushed piece of work. What is the worst that can happen is I find out I am missing, or not finding references? I hope it does not come to this.
3. Argument. I feel like I am using different words/expressions, and I probably need to change them, but at this point, if I do the bibliography, and have a draft, I should submit it. There is no time for details.

Also, can I write a conclusion in a day?

Please do not judge me. I am already full of self-hate for being in this position.

Thread: 10 days before submission

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11-Sep-17, 15:52
by jambo
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posted about 1 week ago
Quote From TreeofLife:
All is not lost. I've known several students who have done this, it's not advisable, but they've passed with either minor or major corrections so I'm sure you will pass too.

Has your supervisor seen drafts of chapters?


Hi, thanks for your reply. He has seen drafts a few months ago, but the issue is that I am now having to add more detail in my chapters and moving sections to other chapters. How long does it take to check references and write an appendix? Would 2 days to check references and 2 days to format the thesis be ok? I need to do my appendix, write the table of figures, the table of contents, and the abstract in terms of editing. I would also need to proof read my work. How many days does it take to proof read? I won't be able to spend more than 2 days on it I think.

Thread: 10 days before submission

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10-Sep-17, 15:13
by jambo
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posted about 1 week ago
Hi,

Is it normal if I am still doing some heavy editing 10 days before submission, and have not yet shown a full draft to my supervisor? I am planning on submitting this a week before the final deadline, which will not be enough time to make heavy changes, but I am seriously hoping it will all be ok in the end.

Please tell me not all is lost yet.

Thanks
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