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Rubyw, I am not going to waste any more time on this as it is not worth it. Out of principle however, yes it was probably a mistake to even have created the first posting - maybe I should not have shared my experience in this way, you are right. However, your comments over my posting I found inapporpriate and I explained why. I am not going to go over it again. But if you feel that you job is to moderate the site then you should become one of the moderators and not make similar comments any way you like.
Misspacey, if you want to confirm whether doing assignments is part a PhD student's first year then you only have to check a couple of UK universities and their course information. Very easy to trace and I sugget you do. There is nothing further to comment on this. Now, if you think that I am connected with the site in someway I really don't care as I feel it is a waste of time to even go back to this point. As for you comment about my PhD and grasp of the language the only thing I can say is that it only shows your reasoning incompetence to make connection between two premises.
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Rubyw, first of all this is a discussion forum and this means that people are allowed to freely express their views and experiences. It is NOT a discussion forum where 'prescribed' ideas need to be discussed. So accept it and live with it. Secondly, the point of our disagreement is not what you are referring to in your post. I have a PhD myself from Durham University, UK. In most UK universities and part of the first year of a PhD student's commitments is to write assignments. So assignments are part of the PhD student's experience if you want to take it this way. Thirdly I don't know what stage of your PhD you are in but I know PhD students who lost more than they gained with supervisors that did not make the effort to understand them and communicate with them. This is not only about wasting money but also the emotional effort that cannot be replaced. I agree with your point about the self-learning but this is not something that I am disagreing with. The issue of guidance is a big issue. Finally and more importantly I don't feel at all the need to defend the position in supporting that I am NOT advertising or promote a service. You can believe whatever you want to believe about my intentions - it is really of no importance to me at all. What I did say was sharing my personal experience and whether someone finds my experience and comment as useful or not is up to them. Thanks. J.
Let me clarify my posting once and for all. You find yourself struggling through your assignments and you get someone who really understand the challenges you are facing and is competent to provide you with academic advice you. Now this is help! and this is what the service I suggested offers. There is not spam and all that said is rubbish. When you get stuck and you get help it does not mean that you become dependent on someone or that you don't learn. After all I only share my experience and I really don't want to create false impressions for anyone. Confidence comes from learning and learning is an outcome of guidance!
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