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Thread: Final year support thread

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08-Aug-16, 21:57
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From chickpea:
We have to use Times New Roman, size 12, and put two spaces after every full stop. I am gutted and am leaving the formatting til the end, as I can't stand working with it looking like that!


Gosh that does sound awful! :(

Thread: Final year support thread

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08-Aug-16, 21:23
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by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
I'm having a font crisis again! I've posted it here, would love your input please!

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

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08-Aug-16, 21:21
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by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi,

So I've reached the stage of formatting the thesis.

I've written the whole thesis using Calibri, and now I'm torn as to whether:

1) Keep the thesis in Calibri as it is
2) Change the font to Constantia/another font but leave all the tables & figures in Calibri font.

I ideally want to do 2) but I'm not sure if it'll be ok to have the text in one font, and then figures and tables in another font! I can't change the latter it's all been formatted to fit already, and it'd be too much work!

What would you do?

Thanks!

Thread: Final year support thread

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08-Aug-16, 20:02
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by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From Zutterfly:
Good ol' times new roman.

Yes, I know I am boring!


:-D I don't feel too bad now about the one I've used! I think I'll stick to that then :)

Thread: Final year support thread

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08-Aug-16, 13:13
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi again, which font style are you all using? We have the freedom to choose any and its taking up so much of my time to decide which one to use!

Thread: Final year support thread

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08-Aug-16, 11:51
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From IntoTheSpiral:
How did you bring a 20k chapter down to 12k? You must be *ruthless*. I am very impressed.



My results initially included a sub-topic that I wasn't sure whether it was going to be part of my final thesis. I removed that entirely, and that's why I lost so much word count.

Also, as I published a paper based on that study, it forced me to be precise, which meant that I automatically got rid of sub-themes that were not as important, so I only reported major themes in my findings.

Other than that, it was the first chapter I wrote, so I did waffle quite a bit!

Thread: Final year support thread

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07-Aug-16, 17:31
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by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Zutterfly, oh no, I hope you have a speedy recovery! I had very minor surgery and it's taken me few days to recover, you'll need much longer, make sure you get plenty of rest!

I like the idea of 2K from each chapter but some of them I've already bought down from 20K to 12K. I think I'm going to have to move some things into tables or move to appendices. But my appendices is already very long too!

Thread: Final year support thread

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05-Aug-16, 16:21
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Zutterfly, have you tackled reducing the word count?

I've got to take about 10K and I was wondering if you have any tips?

Thread: Online places to chat and generally shoot the breeze

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04-Aug-16, 16:48
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
I would be interested in joining too!

Thread: Final year support thread

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04-Aug-16, 13:44
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From chickpea:
At least you are applying for it now, Hugh - imagine how frustrating it would be if it was your dream job and you'd applied in March!


Very true, gosh that would be awful! I've applied for two posts today, I really need to keep my eye out and keep applying!

Thread: Final year support thread

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04-Aug-16, 12:09
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by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Good luck litphd girl! :)

I've been feeling a bit under the weather too so I decided to work on a job application instead. I love the post, but it has been posted since March, and the post closes for submission in Aug. Is it just me, or is that a bit bizzare?

Thread: Final year support thread

posted
02-Aug-16, 11:41
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Quote From IntoTheSpiral:
How's everyone doing today?

I finished up another chapter yesterday while working from home (which I rarely do because I like to use the big screen in my office). That's 3 experiments written up and 2 left to do. 59 days and counting!

Meeting my supervisor this aft and I'm armed with pages of questions. Eek.


Well done! :) I find with writing I get much more done at home, there's no distractions.

I've also finished revising a chapter today, and hoping to submit that. I'm planning to take tomorrow off, but might spend some if it placing a job application through.

I'm hoping to have the complete first full draft ready by the end of this month!

Thread: How much for proof reading?

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31-Jul-16, 08:52
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by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
I think around £400 would be fair.

Thread: Final year support thread

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31-Jul-16, 08:50
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by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
Hi Dodo,

First of all well done, you've got through your final very tough year.

You've got 5 days to polish your thesis - make those last 5 days count! You'd rather make changes to it now then let examiners suggest changes, which will inevitably be more. Just keep reminding yourself of how it'll feel after 5 days, and give the 5 days the best you can!

Good luck!

Thread: Final year support thread

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25-Jul-16, 21:47
by Hugh
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posted about 3 years ago
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I've just re-designed my CV! Haha. I've almost completed my first proper application. My cover letter is one page and CV is around 5 pages. Does that sound about right?


Sounds good to me!

I have got my first international publication as first author. Suddenly a ray of sunlight in my PhD-life


Very pleased to hear that, well done!! Time to treat yourself now :)
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