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This is an old post, but this post contains some very useful tips in helping me cope following my minor corrections submission. Yet, more waiting around! I can only hope I've done enough and my internal is happy with my corrections. To fail after all this will be absolutely devastating...... . Anyway, trying to stay positive.....
Congratulations Incognito. I'm almost in the same boat as you now :)
Also sitting here wondering about failure rates following minor corrections! :S (even though I put in alot of effort to ensure I've met all of their minor corrections)
Let's hope there's good news for both of us...... We're nearly there :)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Following your posts with interest :)
Off to the binders this morning. All I can say is I've done my best with this. I've covered every single minor correction, I'm under the word limit by around 1,000 words and just going to give it one more read through before I print out the final version. Trying to keep calm and relaxed at the moment. If my internal fails me now, then I give up! I've done more than what they've wanted. I was left with 2 months to complete my minor corrections and I've met their new deadline. Hopefully there's some good news for me this week.
Hey Incognito. How's it going? I'm going to print my thesis off tomorrow ready for Monday submission. Sending thesis off to the binders either tomorrow evening or saturday morning. Booked appointments with the binders, so all ready to go. Going through the final final proofreads now. Family keep asking me if I've finished yet, which isn't helping!!! Yes, I know they mean well, but please don't keep asking me when I'm going to start printing! I'll print when I'm ready!
Not sure what's the matter with me. Seem to feel incredibly sad all of a sudden?!? Maybe combination of STILL working on this thesis (ie bored to tears!!), end of an era and tired from work. Who knows. Strange.
Done with my minor corrections now. :) That reminds me, I need to write a small report to my internal informing him of how I've met the minor corrections.
Perhaps submit a complaint if he comes back with additional comments? I'm not sure how this minor corrections process works, but I imagine there shouldn't be constant additional minor corrections to address after completing the first set of minor corrections. Wonder if there's any university policies regarding this? ie specific time frames for candidates to complete minor corrections and number of times candidates submit minor corrections for approval? Would it be possible to meet with the internal in person and find out what he wants exactly if any of his points are ambiguous?
Fingers crossed he's happy with your latest draft. Seems rather cruel to keep adding minor corrections after the fact?!
Gosh, really hope my internal doesn't request additional minor correction following next weeks submission, especially given the pass list for graduation for next week Friday!
Sounds like you've got an examiner with some sort of power complex?! I also think examiners generally want us to pass and not fail us (which I sometimes forget!).
Best of luck :)
Hey thanks for your message!
I will definitely include a report outlining my minor changes for my internal examiner, so thanks for your advice. I'm sending my thesis to the binders next Saturday!
My university department are fast tracking the next stage to allow me to graduate this summer and my internal examiner agreed to mark my minor corrections in 2 days. The university cut my corrections time to just over 2 months to allow me to graduate this summer, so I don't think I'll have enough time to check my corrections with my supervisors. They've given me the option to wait until November to graduate (and longer time to work on my minor corrections), but I really want to finish this asap, so I'm working hard to meet the new deadline.
I can only hope my internal examiner approves my minor corrections. I think I've met all of their corrections, but I'm going to spend the next few days reading through the entire thesis yet again to double check everything. My examiners were happy with the content, they just wanted me to proofread it for typos, check references and to rewrite the abstract.
I really hope my internal examiner doesn't come back with other requests! (grrrr!).
Also managed to obtain a part time paid postdoc position at my local PhD university which I can use towards my chartered health psychologist training, so things seem to be looking up at the moment! :D
Best of luck with your minor corrections! You're not alone!! :D
Hi Ants. Yes, I received a detailed examiners report, but most of the report congratulated me for such a strong resubmission and for my 'massive contribution' to my PhD field along with strengths of my resubmitted draft in comparison with my first submitted draft. My corrections were literally a few sentences, ie complete proofreading, rewriting abstract and checking references.
I found out today I need to submit a soft bound copy later this month if I want to graduate in July. My university therefore left me with less than 3 months to complete all my minor corrections. So the pressure is on. If I'm unable to meet the deadline then I'll graduate near Christmas.
Also, I found out today internal examiner agreed to mark my thesis within TWO DAYS!! due to the university requesting a pass list at the end of April of graduates for the July ceremonies. So at least I don't have to wait again.
REALLY hope my internal examiner approves my corrections. Please don't fail me at this last hurdle.
I just need to proofread my discussion chapters, then I'm done with this.
Hi Ants, I hope my supervisors will look at my corrections! I've got just over one month before I need to submit my thesis to the internal examiner.
I'm very much cut off from my supervisors and my university now though!? :S
I just need to proofread two more chapters and I've met all of their corrections.
Really hope my internal approves my corrections and not fail me at this point! I'm bending over backwards to ensure I've covered all of their corrections. Can only hope my internal examiner marks my thesis relatively swiftly.
Thanks for your message. Nice to see some of you are following my journey and I'm not all alone with this!
Hey Incognito :) Thanks for your message.
After gritting my teeth and pushing through profound thesis boredom(!), I think I've reached the final stages of my minor corrections. I've checked every reference in my 100k word thesis (HATED that task !), I've proofread most of it and now just rewriting a few sentences to improve readability. I will also need to rewrite my abstract this week. I've fixed all typos and little errors.
How are you getting on with yours? Looks like you've reached the last final stages as well :)
If the data is limited and unavailable, then I imagine that's a finding in itself? I conducted some content analyses on 3 peer reviewed journals and similarly found very limited information/data. I used this as a finding in itself to highlight my research gap(s) and subsequent thesis objectives.
At least you're teaching Incognito! :) I've got a interviews for a few unpaid trainee health psychologist and research positions lined up this month to improve my prospects. I'm basically retraining to be a chartered health psychologist and in a way, moving away from research and academia. I need to find something that utilizes my PhD skills, even if it's unpaid. I'm currently working part time within a mental health role, which is good for experience, but poorly paid. Would be great if my unpaid roles turned into a paid position!
I REALLY hope my internal approves these minor changes. I'm working very hard to ensure that I've sorted out all of their little requests. Almost all of the minors involve checking references, proofreading and rewriting my abstract. Also hope my internal examiner marks my thesis relatively swiftly to enable me to graduate this July. Please don't put me through another 5 month wait for a decision!
My deadline is for the second week of May and I should be finished by the end of next week. Hopefully enough time to double check everything!
Keep in touch. It's lovely to hear from you! :) You're not alone!
Thanks for posting this Incognitio. Although my examiners have given me 3 months from Feb to complete these minor corrections, I'm also feeling very anxious about internal rejecting my minor corrections!
My minor corrections include correcting a few typos, proofreading references, rewording some sentences and rewriting my abstract. I've addressed almost all of the references issues and some smaller edits. I just need to rewrite my abstract.
I want to make extra sure I've covered each and every correction before submitting to my supervisors. Once my supervisors are happy with this draft, then I'll send my thesis to my internal examiner to approve these minor corrections.
Really hope my internal examiner approves these corrections relatively quickly. I simply can't go through another extremely stressful long wait!
This is an old post, but I use Word (version 2003 and 2007). I use one document rather than several documents. Probably a little excessive, but each day I save a new draft- ie, so today, 'PhD corrections- 030313' to follow progress and ensure I've saved everything. During my write up, I had separate complete drafts throughout the day ie PhD- 020812- 5pm or 020812- 9pm etc etc as I used to worry about losing sections/chapters if my laptop crashed. Again, over the top perhaps, but I was seriously pressed for time and couldn't afford to lose my work! I frequently use the split word command and tracked changes whilst checking previous chapters etc.
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