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I failed my thesis.

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6 hours ago, Adelaide9216 said:

Just some news: I am resubmitting this week. Two of the three professors gave me their comments already, and they both said they would be highly surprised if I fail again. I hope the examiner will feel the same way!

I still have a few changes to make but nothing major in their opinion. 

Good luck! Please let us know how it goes.

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@Adelaide9216 Thank you for sharing this incredibly challenging moment in your academic life. If you are well known in your field then this is only a temporary set back regardless of the outcome. I've only read a few of the comments but your situation is eye-opening and will absolutely be a teaching moment for others in the forum. Wishing you the best!

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Thanks @LEANCO10. It's been a teaching moment for me too. If I pass, I definetly have a lot more skills to persevere at the PhD level and in academia. It was not fun, but I hope it will all soon be behind me so I can move forward with my dream of doing a PhD. 

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15 hours ago, Adelaide9216 said:

Thanks @LEANCO10. It's been a teaching moment for me too. If I pass, I definetly have a lot more skills to persevere at the PhD level and in academia. It was not fun, but I hope it will all soon be behind me so I can move forward with my dream of doing a PhD. 

Do you know when you are supposed to get your result?

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1 hour ago, TwirlingBlades said:

Do you know when you are supposed to get your result?

It’s 4 weeks at my university. Next week it’s going to be four weeks since resubmission. But on the first submission, the examiner gave her report one month late.

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Submitting your evaluation a month later than the deadline and also failing you seems very...deliberate on the examiner's part. 

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33 minutes ago, LEANCO10 said:

Submitting your evaluation a month later than the deadline and also failing you seems very...deliberate on the examiner's part. 

I am inclined to agree.

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Many people around me think the same as you two @telkanuru and @LEANCO10. I really want to believe she has good faith. Worst case scenario, we're going to appeal to get a new examiner. I feel more confident about the quality of my work since three different professors said my thesis is above the standards for a master's thesis. 

 

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