Recent doctoral thesis finishers Emma Kelly and Wendy Moore got together at the latest AUT Postgraduate Writers’ Retreat to collate their 10 top tips for working on a PhD thesis. ThesisLink is publishing their insights over two weeks in our latest blogging event: Finishers’ Wisdom! Enjoy.
Tip #8: If your supervisor doesn’t comment on a paragraph they probably think it’s really good (ask them!)
Supervisors provide feedback in different ways. Ask your supervisor about their style. I was amazed to find out that one of my supervisors thought anything that had no comment on it was really good.
The Tip: Ask your supervisor about their feedback style. Tell them what feedback you want/need.