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My dissertation is killing me

Marina deVoe

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You mean like real references that validate your paper?
Feth that then, if they actually check.
I mean...well, I bull foddered my character's education...and...and the little droid didn't check it. TGC in general took my word on it...hehe
So maybe the peeps who say they go over the dissertation are themselves as lazy and really don't. i'd say then, to fluff up the dissertation with a lot of made up fodder, like 3,000 pages. That assures it won't get scrutinized under a fine tooth comb. Yea? :D
 

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Yea you don’t get to count your title pages a d references pages in your page count. At least not in my department. There is no official length it has to be. They always say “it takes what it takes” meaning you need to make a well reasoned argument and then a well planned and executed study followed by a well thought out conclusion. Whatever it takes you to do that is what you get.

You are forced to look it over page by page, line by line, (at least in this department) because there is a form you have to fill out and send to the registrar that tracks every change made from your proposal to conclusion. Your advisor also has to fill out a copy of this so you best well do it because if yours doesn’t match your advisors they certainly aren’t going to believe your side over their esteemed faculty.

So for my thesis for one of my masters degrees it was 357 pages plus references, charts, title pages, etc. I did this thesis on virtual reality and sadly my committee was not very familiar so “it took what it took” to really explain the literature to them. They needed pages to describe what an “avatar” was etc.

The hope is that for this project I won’t have to go overboard explaining because I was lucky enough to secure members of the FDA and WHO to my committee. They are very familiar with health communication and shouldn’t need me to spell it out in such length the way I had to with my thesis. So I’m actually hopping for shorter this time.
 

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i'd say then, to fluff up the dissertation with a lot of made up fodder, like 3,000 pages. That assures it won't get scrutinized under a fine tooth comb. Yea? :D
Absolutely not. You will NEVER get it published that way. If you come out and your dissertation can’t be turned into around 3-4 publications you wasted your time.

of course then you have to take that huge document and find a way to cut it down to the 10ish pages a journal wants.

it’s a nightmare really.

I just want to teach *cries*. That’s why I’m doing this.
 

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Aww, I know. :(
I was just trying to make light of a nettling task. It's my forte'. :D
Honestly speaking, I would be pulling my hair out also. But you seem to have some good support behind you. Of course that won't make your task any easier, but at least you know they will be objective about it.
Wish you the best, little droid. :)
 

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Aww, I know. :(
I was just trying to make light of a nettling task. It's my forte'. :D
Honestly speaking, I would be pulling my hair out also. But you seem to have some good support behind you. Of course that won't make your task any easier, but at least you know they will be objective about it.
Wish you the best, little droid. :)
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
 

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That's so sweet. :D
Here... *extends out a USB charging cord to the little droid from her portable battery pack*
You can share my iphone charge pack power with me. :)
 

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Ok, ok...easy goes it little fella. Sip it slow, or my pack is liable to overheat. Okies? :)
 

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*zooms around like a droid on crack*
 

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Wow... now that's what you call a speedball! :D
 

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*starts feeling the high wearing off and slowly beeps*