How to Keep your Doctorate on Track
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How to Keep your Doctorate on Track

Insights from Students’ and Supervisors’ Experiences

Edited by Keith Townsend, Mark N.K. Saunders, Rebecca Loudoun and Emily A. Morrison

The path of a doctoral student can feel challenging and isolating. This guide provides doctoral students with key ideas and support to kick-start a doctoral journey, inspire progress and complete their thesis or dissertation. Featuring observations from experienced supervisors, as well as the reflections of current and recent postgraduate researchers, this intimate and entertaining book offers vital insights into the critical moments in any doctoral experience.
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Chapter 21: ‘They think I’m stupid’: dealing with supervisor feedback

Amanda Lee

Abstract

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.

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