9 reasons writing a graduation thesis sucks more than you think it does posted on 20 november, 2013 by grace buchele mineta in other , things students should know // 9 comments tweet. Reason i'm leaving #2: i hate my research i don't mean that i hate research in general i don't hate figuring out how to address a problem, collecting and analyzing data, or writing up my results.
This is perfect illustration of my thesis in this blog post i’m reposting today – the 5 top traits of the worst advisors – that the very worst advisor is the nice advisor nice serves nobody in the academic career at this point in time. I think my advisor hates me sign in to follow this followers 0 i think my advisor hates me by lumbarmoose, its hard to imagine pressing forward with my current thesis idea now that i know my advisor doesn't think i am committed to it and doesn't see me staying in the discipline. Now, without further ado, here is an initial list of some things that i wish my graduate students do (or do not) i am sure that the list will grow as things keep coming to my mind, but nonetheless, here we go. Everyone will likely have strong feelings about their advisor at some point in the phd, be it positive or negative as a consequence, you choose your own topic, write your own thesis as you like, and no one is interested in you the only condition is to publish 1-2 papers in sci journals, and you can defend your work do i hate my.
I realized that i should not finish my dissertation because i really cared about my research (i didn’t), because i wanted to get a job (i wouldn’t), or because i wanted to please my advisor or anyone else (no one is worth that level of misery. Two days before i turned in my first capstone paper, a nice 65 page explanation of sex trafficking and hostesses in tokyo, my advisor was still sending me books to read, articles to analyze, and subjects to explore.
I hate my advisor and i think he hates me he is a strange, arrogant, rude little man and today he finally made me cry after expressing his severe 'dismay' for my slowness at getting a particular task done, and even emailing this to another faculty member (whose job it is to make sure new grads are doing okay. Some of my greatest strengths today developed from practices i developed in reaction to my advisor for example, i got in the habit of spending a lot of time mentoring students because i observed the consequences of my advisor neglecting many of his own students.
I don't mean that i hate research in general i don't hate figuring out how to address a problem, collecting and analyzing data, or writing up my results. Indeed, on three separate occasions in my career, academics informed me that if i submitted this thesis, it would fail the results that followed these warnings were a master of arts passed with distinction, a master of education with first-class honours and a dean’s award, and a phd passed without correction. What to do when your academic advisor mistreats you written by isaiah hankel, phd during my thesis committee meetings, i’d present my work, answer questions, and then watch my advisor stare at me blankly when i asked him how close i was to graduating none of the other committee members were able to help much because my advisor was the.
I am a husband, a father of three and a baldie who also happens to be a pretty good university professor and researcher my undergraduate degree is in general science, my ms is in biochemistry, and my phd is in pharmacology, with an emphasis in neurobiology. I hate my thesis after quitting my wildly successful dream job to finally finish my master's thesis, i have greatly suffered now i am unemployed, err a full-time student, with nothing to keep me from studying except myself.