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You can get by, but it's not ideal, especially if you have a disagreement of sorts. I have three and will trade them off against each other to get a hopefully balanced opinion. Why isn't your other supervisor involved? Can you do more to get him/her involved more?
I thought the controversy was alot of hullabaloo about nothing. There seems to be a fashion nowadays for people looking to be offended, searching text and people's words and seizing on anything they can take offence to, and promptly complaining. I'll probably get in trouble for the following remark, but, as a male of the species with a heterosexual persuasion, there would have to be something seriously wrong me if I didn't notice the opposite sex. And, as the auther says, you can look but you can't touch. Goes for life in general.
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Yes go for it but with one caveat - build some sort of relationship with the supervisor(s), whether it's working on the proposal or a general chat about the PhD, so that you've got them onside when it comes to the selection process. It will move you well up the pecking order.
You'll be fine. It's a bit like doing a presentation, you're actually only nervous for your opening sentence or two then you settle into it. They'll probably be equally nervous of you. If your teaching is interactive (e.g. tutorial) try chatting to them (e.g. asking them how they are settling in etc), it will calm everybody's nerves. As someone else, showing that your boss actually breeds confidence. Finally, enjoy the buzz, I absolutely love teaching!
Hi Pink_fluff. I broke with my now (ex) back in April, 2.5 years down the line in my PhD and yes, it hit me for six (I was dumped too). It might seem difficult to accept right now, but time is a healer and despite a few up and down days, the trend is upwards. My advice, work and play hard. That is, take a break if you need to, otherwise get your head down during the days and then evenings and weekends (when you're most vulnerable) get out and about and see friends. My friends were brilliant after my breakup, dragging me here there and everywhere to get me away from my thoughts. I'm started to feel normal again after about a month, and now I'm fine and, to be quite honest, I do not have the time to start a new relationship anyway. I'll work on that post-submission!
You'll get through it, just keep busy and your heart will heal quicker.
As others have said, people usually come here because they have a problem, so we don't always see the good sides. I generally enjoy my PhD, particularly when you get an exciting result come out. Sure there's good days and bad days but, overall, a positive experience for me!
Re: writer's block. Again, reading (whether it be a paper in the morning, or a novel) seems to enrich your immediate vocabulary so you'll find that the words will come easier. If not, the main idea at this stage is to get the ideas down. You can edit/polish the prose later.
If, as you say, it is a recent thing then don't worry about it too much - you'll find that your PhD productivity ebbs and flows throughout, just don't beat yourself up about it too much. I'm a third year (about to become 4th) and as well as the typical good day, bad day, good day thing I also have good month, bad month, good month etc. in which I do a brilliant month and then jack all work the following month. I've just come to accept that I can't do 9-5 day in day out.
The key word here is "momentum" and to gain momentum you need to get started. This works for me and it might for you. Nice early start in the office NO internet at all during office hours (unless required for work), no emails till lunch and start the day by reading a paper. This should get the grey matter going and then you're ready to rumble.
Maybe. If it's W2007 then try to find the autorecover location by pressing the big round button, Options, and then the Save option to see where it is saving them. Then have a look for the file in Windows Explorer (it may save it with some random name so look at the date modifed to see if it is it). If there's nothing there, then no!
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