Hi Huhu, Swetcha,
Thanks for your reply. Sorry for getting back late, I moved to my friend's house this week end and I was totally knackered as I didn't sleep for 32 hours :-( I totally understand that we will have to look upon the upcoming days instead of the ones that are long gone. I will definitely try to be more positive from now on and aim to send my chapters one by one. I am aiming to send all the chapters by the end of this month. I am done with two, still have six - perhaps it is a bit too ambitious but it is just the first draft. I am glad both of you are doing well :-) Good luck (up)
That's so sweet of you :-) Thank you very much for the cheerful words :-) I will definitely try to keep up the motivation! Cheers again :-)
I just wanted to say hi and that I'm still here too. I feel like such a failure. I was really planning on submitting before Christmas 2011. My relationship with my sups has completly broken down. My head of school recomended that she and another senior academic in my school read my thesis as I was not getting anywhere with my sups. So now I have to wait until end on March when they have promiced to get feedback to me.
No one has read through my entire thesis before, so it will be good to get some complete feedback. But I know that my conclusion chapter is not quiet right, no one has read it before, so I'm not expecting it to be right. So even with the best case seniaro that the rest of it is ok, I'm sure that they will want me to make changes to the final chapter. I could still be here in a few months.
I've just been offered my ideal academic job and have convienced them to let me start in July, thinking that my thesis will be in by then. I really hope that it is. :-(
Hi fm, good to hear from you after so long. Good to know that you handed in the first draft. Wish you good luck for yr conclusion chapter and hope you will make the final thesis soon. Congratulations for the ideal job you got....isn't it a gr8 achievement already? I am planning to submit the first draft by the end of March...even if I am done in couple of months I doubt if I get the job :( filled with uncertainties !! you are in a far better situation cheers :) Swetch
Hi all, I am pretty much done with the first draft of the second main chapter of my work (9200 words for now), have written the intro, materials and methods, results - which I am going to send to my supervisors today. My secondary supervisor suggested I have a separate intro, discussion and conclusions chapter which I don't feel comfortable with. Anyway I am still working on the captions of the figures now and hopefully will be able to email it to them in couple of hours. I hope it wouldn't go to their bin as soon as they have a glimpse ;-) I have been working over night and sleeping during day time these days and I badly want to change it back. I have been sleeping only around 4 hours every day which is not good either :-(
Good to know about your progress and best of luck for yr submission today. But, don't over stress yourself by sleeping just 4 hrs. I know it is difficult while we have pressure. Take care of yr health as well. This is our final push and we have to keep going - health too should not deteriorate. My main supervisor is leaving Uni soon and I am worried that I won't get feedback on time and will keep waiting for feedback. Thank god, I do not need to change Uni at this stage, rest of other PhD students (mid way thru PhD) with her are all planning move to other city and very much in a stressed condition as she refused to give supervision while in this Uni and they are not finding any other options. Its sad for me too at this stage but no choice and hoping for the best.
Thanks. I agree, I have now changed my working hours, working during the day time these days and trying to sleep enough hours. I am glad you don't have the hassle of changing uni at this stage but I feel sorry for the other students who got to do it. It has to be hard moving to a new city mid PhD. I hope you will get your thesis read by her and all the very best with the rest of your writing. I have started the third main chapter, after this one more to go and then four other basic chapters - intro, algorithms, models, conclusions. I hope I will have my first draft of all chapters written by the end of this month and a decent version by the end of April when I go home to get engaged :-)
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You won't believe I was thinking about you and Huhu today :) How have you been? How is it going for you? I am sure you have submitted already!
I am extremely sorry I haven't been writing much here. I have completed 5 chapters out of 7 (or 8) and working on the final two. I feel like such a failure for having taken such a long time and yet haven't submitted. But I am hoping to submit sooner rather than later. My absolute deadline is 30th Sep 2012. All my life's important events are going to happen in the next 6 months - submitting PhD, wedding, viva and will have to find a new job in the city where my fiance lives. I am trying not to think about anything but just keep going! I am in the valley of s**t http://thethesiswhisperer.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/the-valley-of-shit/ and I hoping to get to the other side :)
Take care! Hugs!!! (up)
Glad to hear from you. I too have not submitted yet. Got feedback from supervisors for the draft thesis and doing corrections at the moment.
Wow..so happy for you. Good luck with all the important events in your life and wish you best for all !! Keep updating.
Hi Swetch, Thanks a lot and well done on submitting your first draft. It is great you are doing your corrections which means you are even closer to the finish line!!! :-) Good luck to you (up) and I am sure you will have a fantabulous final version of the thesis soon!!!!!!!!!!! (gift)
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