My thesis Ain’t Gon Write isself

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So I haven’t looked at my thesis draft in a week ( I had some tests to study for).

It should be an interesting read. I went to my secondary reader to get his approval of my prospectus and he thought the angle I was working/seeking to explore was all wrong.

The thing is though, that my primary reader/thesis adviser thinks its fresh and innovative. Who do I believe?

I remember the last time I had two advisors for research project. It was on the role of race in the Sudanese conflicts. worked my A*&% off for an entire semester (well, relatively hard considering I had senioritis- a valid excuse… lol) and my first advisor told me near the end that my second half, on Darfur just wasn’t as cogent as the first part on the N-S conflict. So I cut the DArfur part out altogether. Too bad for me, my second advisor was only concerned with the DArfur aspect of the paper. In the end, the had to strike a compromise and I got a crummy B+ (which is a fine grade, IF that is what you think your work deserve). Apparently the lowest possible grade my first adviser thought I deserved was a B+ and the highest possible my second adviser thought I deserved was a B+.

Working with two very different people with two sorts of sensibilities is taxing (since tired/exhausted/empty is the theme of the Semester right now, I really have to conserve what I got…lol) I guess I just have to stand my ground and do what I want (despite the fact that these people are seasoned academics and I am in the whole scheme of things an academic peon, well maybe not that small, but you get the point).
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ON another completely unrelated note, Will my profs in England require me to write in British English.. lol… (just a thought that popped into my head).

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