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Mentally exhausted fourth year PhD

Hi @Trevalda, my situation is 90% same as yours. Final year PhD (three stand-alone papers structure as well), submitting in two months, also I just received a second rejection for a paper (which is the first stand-alone paper from my thesis, reviewers keep saying my findings don't add anything new to the field). Although I have finished writing all the chapters and sent them to my supervisors two weeks ago, I am waiting for their feedback and can't do anything until then (finished formatting the thesis, appendix, tables and figures during waiting). At the same time, receiving the rejection letter disrupted my plans and I am so frustrated and I haven't been able to sleep for the past few days. My supervisors have been busy with their stuff (+covid pressure), and they want me to submit the rejected paper soon but I'm not sure if this is the right thing to do right now given my submission deadline. I'm just super frustrated and stressed out.

last year phd - supervisor not returning revised work

Hi everyone,

I am new to the group but I have been reading these threads in the forum which are super helpful. I am a final year PhD student and will submit my thesis in less than two months or so. My two supervisors used to be really fast reading my stuff and got back to me quickly (e.g. return it within a week, sometimes less). But recently both of them have become really busy (+homeschooling during covid), I submitted all the revised chapters (based on their previous feedback) to both of them two weeks ago and am still waiting for their feedback. Since I have sent them all of the chapters, I literally have nothing to do now (I have also formatted the ToC, appendix etc during waiting), I'm feeling really stressed out because the time is flying and it would be great if they could return the chapters to me quickly so that I can address them before submitting. These past two weeks were supposed to be the busiest time with all the revision and stuff, however, I am still waiting...it's so frustrating and I don't know how to bring it up with them. Do you have any similar experiences or do you have any suggestions? Thank you.