This chapter reflects upon the author’s personal experiences of dealing with supervisor feedback as she progressed through her doctoral studies. Feelings of inadequacy are addressed and advice is given on how to deal with this and move forward. Finally, practical hints and tips for dealing with supervisor feedback are provided.
The chapter discusses the author’s experiences of dealing with supervisor feedback and offers some thoughts, ideas, hints and tips on how the student can turn this sometimes negative experience into something positive and useful. Writing is a skilled craft, and it can take time, patience and practice to produce work of reasonable quality. The chapter contains three sections. First, it sets out the author’s personal experiences of dealing with supervisor feedback at the beginning of the PhD studies. Second, experiences during the middle and later stage of the doctoral research are recalled. Finally, it presents the advice that the author would have liked to receive when first embarking on her doctoral adventures, in the hope this is useful for students today.