it turns out that my acknowledgement is half a page long and i have only one sentence on my supervisor saying - I would like to thank my supervisor for their encouragement and support - which I don't even believe! How did you acknowledge your supervisor's contribution in your thesis or how do you plan to? that might give me an idea of what to say.. maybe saying more will cause them to read it on time and thoroughly.
I thanked both of my supervisors in the first sentence of my page full of acknowledgements:
"I would like to thank both of my supervisors Mr Happy and Mr Jelly for their support throughout the many years of a part-time PhD, keeping me going when times were tough, asking insightful questions, and offering invaluable advice."
I've gone with something like this:
"I would like to thank my supervisor for allowing me the space and freedom I needed to work and for continued support and guidance from day one"
clearly, this is code for:
"he threw me into the deep end, left me to it and was rubbish at helping me"
i think thanking your supervisor is the done thing to do, even if you don't mean it.
My acknowledgement to my supervisor said: 'to XXXXX, thank you'. I had major problems with my PhD and my first superisors. The supervisor who picked it all up and supported me to viva knew exactly what I meant by that very simple, but extremely heartfelt, sentence.
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