The Higher Education Megathread

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Mini E » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:43 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Urgh. OK. So my PhD thesis is now at a glorious 79,421 words/250 pages long. The draft is done. Now for the month upon month of re-writes. :dread:

And after staying up till after 2am to finish, I have a 9am start at work tomorrow. Curses. :lol:


Congratulations man!! And Rightey - isn't an integral part of academia claiming to have read full texts when in reality you're just citing 9 words from the abstract? If not, I've been doing it all wrong :shifty:

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Karl » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:41 pm

Mini E wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Urgh. OK. So my PhD thesis is now at a glorious 79,421 words/250 pages long. The draft is done. Now for the month upon month of re-writes. :dread:

And after staying up till after 2am to finish, I have a 9am start at work tomorrow. Curses. :lol:


Congratulations man!! And Rightey - isn't an integral part of academia claiming to have read full texts when in reality you're just citing 9 words from the abstract? If not, I've been doing it all wrong :shifty:


Don't worry, I'm half-way through my Ph.D. and can count the number of papers I've read in full on my fingers. Skimmed & cherry-picked hundreds, of course, but actually sat down and read properly? Nah. :slol:
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:35 pm

Karl wrote:
Mini E wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Urgh. OK. So my PhD thesis is now at a glorious 79,421 words/250 pages long. The draft is done. Now for the month upon month of re-writes. :dread:

And after staying up till after 2am to finish, I have a 9am start at work tomorrow. Curses. :lol:


Congratulations man!! And Rightey - isn't an integral part of academia claiming to have read full texts when in reality you're just citing 9 words from the abstract? If not, I've been doing it all wrong :shifty:


Don't worry, I'm half-way through my Ph.D. and can count the number of papers I've read in full on my fingers. Skimmed & cherry-picked hundreds, of course, but actually sat down and read properly? Nah. :slol:


I own 40 books on my subject and have never, and will never, read them all the way through.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Trelliz » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:30 pm

My face when I have my Viva next Friday:

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:28 pm

Trelliz wrote:My face when I have my Viva next Friday:

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:lol:

strawberry float, good luck man. Shitting myself over my viva, whenever it eventually happens.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Fade » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:43 pm

Has anybody every applied to uni after the January deadline? And if so what happened?
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Rightey » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:11 am

I have to make a presentation for my comprehensive exams and go over everything I've learned during my PhD, and relate it to our programs 4 main points. I have 3 down, but the 4th one of Social Diversity is... challenging. I feel like whatever I say just sounds like some cheap jargon about addressing issues and making the world a better place. :?
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Mini E » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:32 am

Somebody just completed their PhD entitled "'The Spirituality of Anorexia: Towards Healing and Liberation of the Goddess in Every Woman" at the University.

Ffs.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Moggy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:06 am

I think you will find that is Dr Ffs.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Rightey » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:53 am

I mentioned this in tcrt, but I'll say it again here for posterity, I passed my comprehensive exams, next stage is the thesis proposal. I went to one right after my exam finished just to see what it was like and the guy got chewed out for his title not being accurate enough. That doesn't bode well for me as my presentation was just titled "A presentation for the ages" :slol:

I actually prefer the less formal title as you get the main info in the abstract anyways, but I guess I will have to be boring when I put the real title together.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:09 pm

Mini E wrote:Somebody just completed their PhD entitled "'The Spirituality of Anorexia: Towards Healing and Liberation of the Goddess in Every Woman" at the University.

Ffs.


Holy gooseberry fool :lol:
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Karl » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:14 pm

Mini E wrote:Somebody just completed their PhD entitled "'The Spirituality of Anorexia: Towards Healing and Liberation of the Goddess in Every Woman" at the University.

Ffs.


:lol: I am sure they have a long and illustrious career in chatting nonsense about nothing ahead of them.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Rightey » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:38 am

Karl wrote:
Mini E wrote:Somebody just completed their PhD entitled "'The Spirituality of Anorexia: Towards Healing and Liberation of the Goddess in Every Woman" at the University.

Ffs.


:lol: I am sure they have a long and illustrious career in chatting nonsense about nothing ahead of them.


That's true for most academic's though.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Mini E » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:54 pm

Rightey wrote:
Karl wrote:
Mini E wrote:Somebody just completed their PhD entitled "'The Spirituality of Anorexia: Towards Healing and Liberation of the Goddess in Every Woman" at the University.

Ffs.


:lol: I am sure they have a long and illustrious career in chatting nonsense about nothing ahead of them.


That's true for most academic's though.


True :lol:

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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Mini E » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:28 pm

I passed :toot: :toot: :toot: :toot:
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Qikz » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:28 pm

Mini E wrote:I passed :toot: :toot: :toot: :toot:


Congrats!
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Mini E » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:30 pm

Thank you :mrgreen:
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:33 pm

Upgrade from masters to PhD? My condolences buddy! :lol:

Seriously though, congrats dude, great news!
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Karl » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:23 pm

Many congratulations, Mini E.
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PostRe: The Higher Education Megathread
by Rightey » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:59 pm

Congrats Mini E, welcome to the club :toot:

Also, I've become a professor :toot: :toot:

I will be teaching... not my specialty, but rather something that I've had some experience in at work... Report writing, and how to use MS Office. :slol:
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