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What Does a Professor Looks While Checking Dissertation?

Published under Dissertation Review .

Doctorate dissertation is a challenge for all the scholars, hardly matters from which background they are. As, writing dissertation is not a big deal, but writing an acceptable and appreciating dissertation is definitely a tough task, hence it becomes a challenge for the scholars. Also, professors consider each and every point as required and mentioned in their university guideline, which makes the task doubly difficult. While very few dissertations are appreciated and are considered as ready for submission, whereas many dissertations are rejected and remaining others are subject to be re-checked. So, why not look on the points which are most searched by the professors and are esteemed by them while checking a dissertation, to give it firsthand green signal –

  • Go through your university guideline before you start because this is the only template which your professors will consider the most. Understand the demands and requirements as mentioned in it and then plan accordingly starting from deciding a topic till concluding it.
  • Keep your dissertation short and simple. Scholars often consign to sum up by writing long and critical dissertation, but this is the first blunder they commit. Remember, lengthier is the dissertations more are the flaws and fluffs in it, which are highly exasperating for a professor, thus evade this gaffe.
  • Be correct on language elements of English grammar which includes vocabulary,  spellings and correct sentence formation comprehensive of punctuations. But, if you are not confident enough in your English then you can also take help from many dissertation services presentation online and offline to serve the purpose. Also, focus on alignment, fonts and spacing of words, lines and paragraphs before submitting your dissertation.

These, were some important and crucial points which a professor looks while checking a dissertation and if you have considered all these while writing, your dissertation will be undoubtedly accepted.

You Are a PhD Student! Do You Afford Holidays?

Published under Dissertation Coach,PhD Proposal .

Can we work around a holiday plan for PhD scholars? Where would it leave their work? Well, when I write this, I am on my annual leave as a PhD scholar, ironically. But I would also like to insist and say that it is working because of my supervisor. She has encouraged me to take breaks as long as I informed her well in advance and did not do it at the cost of my work. With her encouragement and clear discussion with her, it worked for me. But like how I said, it worked only because of her. Read between the lines. You get a holiday, if your supervisor thinks you need a holiday. How do we generalise this? We cannot but surely we can generalise the ways in which we can keep the bosses happy. After all, they are bosses for that stipulated tenure.

Having a supervisor, who is flexible and accommodating, I surely afford holidays and even if you are on a similar pedestal, do not forget some important, unsaid rules and regulations. You may get a break, but it needs to be a process. A step by step, informal process! Let me explain this better:

1. Always ask your supervisor your entitled annual leave.
2. Take her opinion on the most suitable time to take offs, so as to ensure that you wouldn’t do it at the cost of your work. Remember, this is critical and may affect your relations with her n a great way.
3. Know, or try to know, your supervisors leave schedule.
4. Ensure, commit and do finish all decided work before you zoom out into another world. Else in the eyes of the supervisor, it isn’t any less than a sin.
5. Whichever alien world you are into, remember there is an alien waiting you in another world that should know where you are and should be able to contact you. Yes, we do dislike our supervisors having your contact details on holidays, and fear them spoiling the mood, but we got to give them that right, privilege. If you are as lucky as me, he won’t disturb you on an official break , unless an emergency.
6. Do remember, there are some department formalities that need to be completed to avail the entitled holidays. Don’t leave any of that incomplete. In your absence, your supervisor is answerable for you and putting him in an awkward situation is outing your degree in one.

So in all, doing a PhD, gives you the right to have a normal human life. Live it up with some caution. That’s it!!