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Seeing this thread again takes me back to how I felt at the time! It is demotivating to have to make corrections but you must do it. Set yourself a small list of tasks everyday and you will soon get there. I separated mine into chunks of work with a few easy things and a few harder things to do each day and I got them finished much quicker. You have come so far with your work, keep going just a little longer and you will be done. Best of luck
Hi, I know this is a silly question but I was hoping someone could help.
I am going to a work conference later this year, and the organisation has booked me the flight tickets to go. In the booking they have put Dr as my title (I don't usually bother when booking myself)
I have looked at my passport and it does not show a title, will it me ok to fly if I am booked as Dr? Or do I need to fill in a form for a new passport?
Hi Sneaks. I think you are probably right. Instead i am just going to try and find out more info about it - what it measures and what it looks like and so on, rather than actually using it in the project. That way I can say it was considered and write about it a bit but actually use something else - it is a project on management styles and recruitment so it would be odd if I didn't mention it at all.
Thanks. I will see what I can get from the website.
I know it feels bad now, but in all likelihood you will manage the corrections well and they will get you your PhD. Corrections are a pain, but you should get a very clear list of what is required and as long as you do them, you will pass.
I had my viva in january and got a revise and resubmit, and was given 2 years (would have been 12 months if I was a part time student). I work full time in a very stressful job, but I managed to pull out all the stops and resubmitted my thesis to the examiners at the start of August. I passed, and I graduate in 2 weeks' time. So you see it is possible, and it is by far the most common outcome to receive corrections.
Although you are given 12 months if you work hard you may be able to complete them much sooner like I did and get them off your back.
Yep Sneaks I was very lucky! It sounds as though Kate's partner is going to be just as lucky (Go Kate!).
I did watch crap on TV, but only when I wanted to!
One other thing that might be helpful Kate - I kept running out of supplies such as paper and post-its. Keeping those stocked might help. Basic, I know, but really useful.
I haven't been around here much since my corrections were approved but I have been thinking about you. Keep marching on with those corrections, they are longwinded, irritating and boring and you just want them OVER (if you are anything like me) but I did it and so can you. I graduate on 15th Dec, which seems to have come round so quickly (I would rather not go, but that is another story) despite the fact it took years to get there. Just think, this is your last Christmas thinking about your thesis (my viva wa in January this year so I know what it is like to think about it all through the festive season)
By Easter you will have resubmitted, and it will be almost over!
My partner was great while I was writing up. He did all the cleaning and washing that needed doing and although he doesn't really cook, did organise the shopping and buy the odd takeaway. There were little touches like stocking the fridge with diet coke and energy drinks, and changing the bed so it was nice and cosy when I finally got to bed. He also drew me a nice bubble bath on a regular basis, did some proofreading and other admin tasks (shredding old drafts etc) all of which helped enormously. Little things make a big difference.
(He also got up at 5:30 am with me on a weekday to let me do a few hours work before I started my day job (I worked FT throughout) and went out to the gym so I would not be disturbed)
I have received official word from my University that I am now a Doctor! After a viva in Jan 11, corrections, review and a few more typos I have actually done it! My thesis was in criminology, and I first started properly in 2003. I did my PhD part time while working full time, and I am amazed I got to the end.
Well I got the list of typos to correct before I can go to binding and there are only six! That won't take long, first day I get back off hols I will do them and thats it! Feels very odd, I am not as elated as I thought I would be. I am glad the hard work is over though! I think it will hit me more when I go back to work, I haven't even spoken to my supervisor yet with being away so that will be nice too. I was very lucky with my supervisor who gas been great especially agreeing to take on a self funded student with a demanding full time job!
I did it! I got an email yesterday from my examiners saying that my corrections were excellent and short of a few typos I can just get on with binding! They have already written the report recommending I get the PhD! I am so relieved, am on holiday too so now can really relax!
I just had an email telling me to expect my results at the end of next week! EEK!
I will be on holiday, so this will either mean a big celebration or a ruined holiday!
The email also asked me to email back with a statement to say I had addressed all the typos and presentation issues which I have done. I logged all the bigger changes on a table but didn't put the typos in as there were too many.
Dop you think this is a bad sign?
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