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Thread: 2nd year blues?

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27-Nov-18, 01:18
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Same here. Had a very unproductive Summer and it's left me very demotivated - all I can see is the mountain of work I have to do before my upgrade/confirmation in the Spring, and I'm absolutely bricking it.

I guess we just have to take it one step at a time. But remember, you *CAN* do it - otherwise they wouldn't have accepted you on the programme.

Thread: MA Diss submitted!

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25-Sep-16, 20:54
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posted about 2 years ago
Ah, that's all very reassuring. 👍🏼

Feel bad for you, Spiral!

MRes in Jan; PhD after that. Glutton for punishment!

Thread: MA Diss submitted!

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24-Sep-16, 07:30
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posted about 2 years ago
Just wanted to say thanks for your words of support the other day. Submitted the Diss yesterday, and it feels SO GOOD! I got home and just collapsed like an empty potato sack, with a big grin on my face.

Stupidly, because it was a rush to the deadline, my electronic submission (TurnItIn) had an old version of the contents page with incorrect page numbers. I'm pretty sure they only use that as a tool for checking for plagiarism though- they actually mark the hard copies (which were fine).

So if I'm docked for buggering up pagination I'll be annoyed as hell with myself, but it's a lesson learned. And also, tbh, I'm just glad to have finished.

And then I start again in January! #masochist

Thread: PhD mum submitted thesis.

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20-Sep-16, 13:33
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posted about 2 years ago
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Thread: Give me hope?

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20-Sep-16, 13:31
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posted about 2 years ago
Dudes, you are all such lovelies!

Unfortunately, due to the moderation of newbies, the post I wrote on Saturday didn't appear til today! But thank you for your kind words of encouragement all the same.

Thankfully, my wife (who is doing her MSc dissertation) dragged me to the library. We worked side by side in a reasonably well-populated area of the library, which stopped me from slumping over the keyboard and crying... And somehow I ground out the revisions on one chapter. This was enough to get me on my way, and last night I handed in my final draft.

This morning's meeting with my supervisor was difficult but productive. I have A LOT to do to whip this thing into shape, but at least now I have a finished draft (however shoddy) to work with, rather than feeling like I'm catching up with myself.

Now hopefully in the future I can remember that I got through this*! 😄

Thanks again, everybody!



*btw, I am totally aware that I'm talking about "getting through" a dissertation, not something actually life-changingly traumatic! #FirstWorldProblems

Thread: Give me hope?

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16-Sep-16, 21:47
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posted about 2 years ago
Long story short:

I've been a professional musician and music teacher for years. Just finishing my Masters. *Really* want to go on to do a PhD and go into university lecturing. I've been doing so well with my course, but the wheels have come off it over the last few months, mainly with depression and being overworked in the day job. The dissertation has killed me.

I need to give my final draft to my supervisor on Monday. It's shit. Three main chapters, plus Intro and Conclusion. The latter have yet to be written at all. The three main chapters have to be re-written from scratch. Terrible style. All description; no analysis. I've been doing this for two years and I'm still not entirely sure what "Methodology" is, ffs.

I have the most awful feeling I'm going to completely screw this whole thing up - like I've done with pretty much everything else I've ever done.

I'm almost certain I'll pass the MA, even with a poor dissertation. But I need to do more than just pass... I guess what I want to know is, would making a pig's ear of my MA dissertation put a stop to my hopes of going on to a PhD and then lecturing/academia?
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