|08-30-2007, 04:44 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Try and treat each day as if you're going to work - keep regular hours. Your no longer a student doing a fixed course with coursework and exams. Slacking is a lack of commitment and you should question whether you're still interested.
Don't throw any work away (especially important if doing a scientific based PhD). You might need it eventually. Perhaps keep a diary of work done.
Start writing your thesis at least 6 months before your due to end, most PhDs go over 3 years due to this. Submit each chapter/section to the supervisor for comment.
If you have problems with your supervisor from the start, then do something about it. See the head of the school/dept. Change supervisors. In the worst instance, abandoning the PhD and going elsewhere may be the best option. A poor supervisor easily jeopardises the whole PhD. Your thesis may not be considered acceptable by the independent examiners. Don't waste those years.
Remember about 40% of all PhDs fail. Due to:
Good luck! The best day is when you get called back into the office after a viva and they say "Congratulations Dr........".
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