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Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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08-Dec-08, 11:10
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posted about 12 years ago
Quote From rjb203:

Congrats Dr K,
It is nice to know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am very seriously considering jumping back into the fray ( dropped out of my first one ( supervisor problems and a rather boring project didnt help!!!) so it is nice to hear about people like you,

well done

rjb



Many thanks rjb, yes there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Although for a long time I was not really sure that a tunnel exists :) Best of luck

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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08-Dec-08, 10:57
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Quote From Lara:

thats brilliant. well done you!!! congrats Dr K!


Thanks Lara, I hope soon we will call Dr. Lara :)

Thread: another successful viva :)

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03-Dec-08, 02:27
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Congratulations (up) Great News

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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28-Nov-08, 10:21
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Quote From 404:

congratulations (up) And it is really encouraging to read that your PhD process wasn't a straight-forward one. Thank you for sharing that with us. Good luck with whatever you decide to do next.


Many thanks 404, most PhD's are not straight-forward, it is rare in my experience to find someone whom had an "easy" PhD. But many people don't share their experience, so it might be assumed that they had an easier experience, good luck (up)

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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28-Nov-08, 10:14
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Quote From missspacey:

Well done K!!! ..well Dr. K now :)



A 1h 30m viva sounds very nice! I hope mine is that length. Obviously, your thesis must have been so well written you did not need to defend in any great detail.


Many thanks :) I think what helped me in the viva is that the aim, objectives and contributions in my thesis were clear. I took me the time polishing the thesis, I even panicked before submitting and rewrote a large section of the literature. No one can produce a perfect thesis, so when you feel that your thesis is 90-95% ready submit it. Each person looks at the work from a different point of view, so the examiners will look at it in a different way than you or your supervisors. So it can't be ever polished 100%

Best of luck

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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28-Nov-08, 10:06
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Quote From stressed:

Wow, sounds brilliant - congratulations Dr. K, you must be very proud :-) Is the view good from up there in the world of the postdocs?


Many thanks, yes I am proud and happy. The view from my room is still the same :) I live in the ground floor and mainly it is blocked by trees. I think I need some time to understand all that has happened.

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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28-Nov-08, 10:01
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Quote From krashty:

Congratulations Dr K. I am another Dr K. What a coincidence! I also passed my viva today. I was utterly terrified beforehand and have been dreading it for a while but after 1 hour 15 I was congratulated and given minor corrections and 3 very minor edits - a couple of sentences to add for each. All up I can do this in half a day. After 4 years of extreme stress, sometimes severe frustration, a number of extra kilos..... I'm there. It has been a really tough journey and I nearly gave up so many times.



Keep the faith everyone. I really never thought I'd see this day. If I can do it, I'm sure you all can too!



Dr K (the second) :)


Congratulations Dr K (the second), well done (up). It is really a good coincidence, by the way my real name does start with a K and I was doing Computer Science research, were you doing science related research as well :)
I relate to everything you described about the journey, specially the EXTRAAAA KILOOOOOOOOSSSS :-)

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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28-Nov-08, 09:53
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Quote From thelonelyroad:

Congratulations to you! Well done. I have submitted and I am now awaiting my viva date. Hopefuly I can be in a similar mood come end of January!


I wish you all the best in your viva. Try as much as you can to be relaxed the day of the viva, you have done the hard work and submitted (up). Try to prepare by reading the thesis a few days before the viva to make sure it is still fresh in your mind, and relax the night before the viva.

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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28-Nov-08, 09:47
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posted about 12 years ago
Thank you all for your lovely words.

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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27-Nov-08, 17:23
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Quote From rubyw:

Well, congratulations, Dr K!! And I bet it was great signing your post with that!


Many Thanks Rubyw, yes it is a great feeling :)

Thread: My viva was today, and ..... I did it :)

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27-Nov-08, 17:07
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posted about 12 years ago
Hi everyone,

After a long and very tiring journey, it has came to a happy ending.

The viva was smooth it lasted around 1:30 hours. All the question were straightforward and the general atmosphere was good. The external examiner was kind and said good things about the thesis. There is a few typo that I have missed, but I am sure some minor corrections are needed in every thesis.

To those whom don't know me, I had a tough PhD experience, changed my supervisor, had severe personal problems. But I kept going and at the end I reached where I want.

Good luck to everyone working on their PhD I wish you the best.

Dr. K :)

Thread: Accountability Partners - Write your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day

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20-Oct-08, 02:59
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Hi all,

I have not posted here in a while, I am now waiting for the viva which have been scheduled in nov. Wish me luck.

Lara, I understand how you feel, but you should not give up. Even if you feel the thesis is not in a great shape, just submit and wait for the examiners to evaluate it. They might find strong points that you and your supervisors have overlooked. Good luck (up)

Thread: Something like Endnote for Linux

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25-Sep-08, 04:39
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posted about 12 years ago
Quote From etenalvoyageur:

I don use anything yet, I only starting out. My DH installed Latex for me yesterday... what is a distro ?

And does anyone knoe about using asiatic characters on Latex ? (I want Devanagari for Sanskrit)


Hi,

Distro = Distribution

Do you use Linux at home, work or both? I am using Pardus Linux, it is an easy and a friendly distro.

I submitted my PhD thesis a few weeks ago, and used Kile + Latex + Kbib all the way, they are great, give them a try.

If you prefer a WYSIWYG editor for latex go for Lyx.

Thread: Something like Endnote for Linux

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23-Sep-08, 09:16
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Hi etenalvoyageur

You can use bibtex if you are using Latex.

Kbib and Kbibtex will help you manage your references. What distro do u use?

Thread: Accountability Partners - Write your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day

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09-Sep-08, 22:00
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posted about 12 years ago
Thank you all for your nice words. I will try to relax more these days, then start getting ready for the viva.
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