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WAITING, Waiting, waiting for the examiner’s report on PhD thesis

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Checking to see if the examiners have gotten back...

Checking to see if the examiners have gotten back…

The thesis (exegesis) was submitted in late November. I was thinking that the examiners would probably have gone on Christmas break before the taking the time to review the thesis so I wasn’t expecting anything in January. By Early February I began to occasionally check my university email for any news … With the iPhone I could even do that at the beach.

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Monday 11, 2013: The email and report arrived – One examiner gave the thesis the ‘all clear’. The other examiner required review of some aspects of the thesis. So, the final hurdle is some corrections and then some more university bureaucratic documentation and I’m done!!!   Dr Stephen Naylor my supervisor is excited as well…

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diving into the final stages of a PhD

diving into the final stages of a PhD


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Late morning on March 1st an email arrived from the Post Graduate School from James Cook University advising the examiners had responded to my PhD exegesis (thesis). I was told that only a few minor corrections, mainly typos were required. I found it hard to concentrate on work – 7 years of part-time study came down to a moment of quiet reflection out of the window beyond the computer screen.

I had an extended lunch in the park with Vicky and I lay back …

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March 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

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