Hi, I really hope that someone can help me understand the examination results. Today I received my results from my examination (I am based in Australia), and I have been told that I have major revisions to make to my thesis. The university has given me six months to get these amendments done.
What I am confused about is that my supervisory panel has written to me, congratulating me on a good outcome and that I have not long to go now. I thought that a" good outcome" would be either no amendments necessary or minor revisions. How exactly are major revisions a good outcome? And does a six-month deadline for the changes to be made indicate how bad my thesis was? My stomach has been hurting since I read the email.
A good outcome is passing your Viva which you have done.
Major revision just means you have a lot of changes to bring it up to the necessary standard to have it published. Nobody cares about this sort of thing but it can dent your confidence a bit to be told you have major corrections.
It probably won't take you 6 months and honestly I would just swallow your disappointment and get it finished so you can move onto the next stage of your life.
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