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It's been confirmed today that my date for application to transfer from MPhil to PhD is next month. I've had to submit a chapter & then I have a 1.5 hour viva, then it's 'transfer immediate', 'transfer after minor amendments' or 'continue on to MPhil'.
Has anyone else been through the same/similar & are there any tips?
I agree with Bilbo. In addition, use a thesaurus & make a list of terminology, like your own dictionary. I've got a list on the wall by my computer entitled 'A place for words to use!' & it's now covered in useful words, definitions & phrases. This has been really useful in extending my vocabulary & helping me to focus on an academic style & tone. Good luck! :-)
OK, I'm quite prepared to be laughed off the forum or be told I'm a bit of a dunce, but here's the rub: I know what I believe, but I don't know how to categorize that belief. I think I might be a humanist but I also quite like the notion of critical realism and social constructivism sounds good too! What if I don't fully fit any philosophical standpoint?
If you don't find this post too silly for words I'd love some advice.
From the blunt end of the brick wall I've hit, many thanks Mog :$
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I'd have to recommend a book I first saw on this forum, Joan Bolker's 'Writing your
dissertation in 15 minutes a day'. It's great, even at your early stage, with fab
tips on planning, goal setting & writing that first draft.
Hi from a happy Mog. I had my first poster abstract accepted & I'm off tomorrow to my first big conference to stand next to the poster & hope a few people come up to say hello. I'm excited & happy, so I thought I'd share the feeling!!
Hope the A Team lived up to expectations.
Congratulations on starting your PhD adventure & I hope you enjoy it as much as many of us on here do. I love exploring a topic of my own choice & discussing issues with an amazing supervisory team. There are some duff bits & personal negatives - my own is transcribing interviews, but I'm going to change my attitude so I can recognise the benefits. I enjoy writing & thinking & doing something for myself, not as an obligation to anyone else.
Good luck & have fun! Mog :-)
Hi all forumites on this sunny afternoon. I simply wish to thank all of you who have recommended Joan Bolker's indispensable '15 minutes a day' book. It arrived yesterday & I can already see how much difference it will make to my writing and my sanity.
Thanks from a happy Mog!! :-)
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