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I passed my PhD examination with minor correction on 27th/May. But Haven't got the list of amendments so far. I feel a little bit like “been forgotten" . Do you think it 's polite to email internal examiner for the list of amendments(In the VIVA, internal actually told me "nothing would happen in the next few days")?
Passed VIVA with minor correction this Wednesday(Finally). Since I come abroad, my current job kind of depend on my PhD degree. I just want to know what's normally period in your institution to actually get a degree after VIVA. I just wonder about if I could have to wait for next graduation date for that (in December) or I can get it right after all administrative process finished?
The thing I learned from own experience is destiny always bring someone in front of you, but finally you will have to forget her.
I know it's easier to say. But I believe everyone has been in the same situation, so get busy with something interested and try to move on. Time really helps.
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I just wondering how much the output of VIVA depends on my performance in the VIVA and how much depends on my submitted thesis? I ask this, because my supervisor has told me he thought my work is sufficient for PhD but not confident about the actual writing-up. In his mind, the major problem of my thesis is the structure. But I think it's OK, as the structure best cope with the content, also my supervisor only supervised one thesis before and come from industry without PhD. Now my VIVA is soon, I am quite nervous about it，Particularly when I am thinking about the output of VIVA has been decided as the external is a close colleague of my supervisor. So can anybody here give me a idea about how much the output of VIVA depends on the performance in the VIVA normally?
Also my VIVA is next Wednesday. I will be deeply appreciated about any tips about being prepared to it。
Since my thesis has been sent from my Uni 5 weeks ago and I am not currently located in UK, in order to arrange VISA and air-ticket, I really need to know one or several likely dates for my VIVA as early as possible.
I directly sended a mail to my external, but it is advised as improper by my supervisor. I also emailed my supervisor two weeks ago to describe my situation with available dates which is also forwarded to external , but no feedback since that.
I am thinking about sending a another e-mail now, but really don't know what to say. So I just wonder how you guys approach external or supervisor to get a likely date for VIVA.
Looking forward to your tips.
Some graphs in my thesis are from past co-authered papers. Is that necessary to make quotation in every case of graph. I am thinking about using an appendix to carify the boundary of collaboration work, as that will be looking-nice.
Also, in the introduction part of my thesis, some classic graphs are based on textbook. I mean I draw it myself and make some modifications. But they are still looking similar with some graphs in other's publications. Should I make quotation in this case as they are all background information.
Have you guys got same problems? Looking forward to your tips.
cut a long story short, I explore three different cases during my PhD. In one of them, two different methods have been investigated and implemented (from the comparison of these two method, one is better). So in other two cases, only one method have been implemented. As a result, in my thesis, there is disproportionate larger part for one case and only a small part for two other cases.
Now, I received a negative comment on my thesis structure in the proof reading. I am trying to restructure it. But I found it difficult to go with traditional IMRAD ( Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion) structure, as my PhD research is case by case basis and there is quite more work for one of them.
So, here is question. How important to cope with IMRAD ( Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion) structure in a PhD thesis ? Any brighter ideas to organize a thesis structure with the contents like that.
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Past PhDs in my labs doesn't have it in the thesis. But I know another PhD student in other group did has all source code as burnt CD included in the thesis. Her supervisor asked her to do that, even he also don't believe examiner will look into it, but just in case.
BTW, H , do you any piece of source code as appendix in your thesis?
I am just before submission. As I am working in the EE field, there are large amount of program source code from my PhD. It's impossible to have it as appendix in the form of paper. A CD may sort things out, but it is still troublesome, since there are at least three different kinds of codes(I mean codes in three different languages) and they all need different compiling environment and a lot document to be understood.
So I wonder How necessary to have these source code in my thesis. Will examiner try to look into it（I don't think they will try to understand my thesis in such detail, as that could be very time consuming and even impossible).
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