Date of publication: 2017-09-05 04:28
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I have a relatively large committee, compared to the norms for my program. I value all of the inputs and suggestions that I receive from all of them as well. However, I have one individual that is overbearing with their opinions (not the committee chair). All other members have agreed on the edits to my document and have signed off, but this particular person who wants a major rewrite of all but one chapter. They waited until I went to collect signatures to propose all of their changes and refuse to sign until they are made. Many of the edits are based on opinion, not fact and don 8767 t better the resulting thesis. How should I handle this? My committee chair doesn 8767 t seem to want to set in on this issue.
Oh boy. Where do I start? There are so many ways to write a bad literature review that it deserves a few posts on its own. The literature review is the nice party frock of your thesis. If the examiner sees that you have chosen the right frock for the occasion they are more likely to want to have a drink with you. It goes without saying your frock should be freshly ironed and have no stains on it even better if it matches your handbag and shoes.
Yes I should have made the point more clearly that the systems are very different. I am aware of the processes in your country and I admire their thoroughness and fairness. Ours tends to privilege the myth that the PhD is a 8766 solo 8767 effort which supposedly produces an 8766 independent scholar 8767 . Sometimes it works and other times
I really have no idea who should Not read my thesis. It would be difficult to make a list, it will probably be random. I’ve been thinking to trust my supervisors to decide.
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