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FML - The follow-up

Today, I finished writing my Masters thesis. It's 25,000 words long. I showed it to my tutor, who told me it was completely wrong and that I have to start again from scratch. It's due in two weeks. FML

n3rdzgotskillz Say more :
Hi it's me! I'd totally have clicked YDI as well. My MA is only a year old at my university. It's the first year they're doing Creative Writing, so everything is still in beta mode. I picked my topic and basically wrote about what my tutor told me to. Unfortunately, due to miscommunication within the Creative Writing department, none of the lecturers were sure what I was supposed to be writing until about a month ago - so even though the research I'd done was what my tutor told me to, it's not the research I was supposed to. Thankfully, my lecturers have taken responsibility for giving me false information, and they've apologised to me and extended the deadline to the end of January. Also - I saw my tutor fortnightly and he always told me I was right on track! It just turns out I was on track with the wrong thing, haha.
By n3rdzgotskillz - / Wednesday 7 September 2016 02:45 / United Kingdom - Birmingham
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By  sturschaedel  |  27

That's your own damn fault. After you are done reading most of the literature you are supposed to write a 15 page Exposé you show to your tutor and/or professor to check if your work is going into the right direction. Then you check in when your research is done to see if the outcome is correct. Then you start putting the whole thing together. If you didn't at least get THAT feedback, YDI.

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By  DannyDizzle  |  7

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By  sturschaedel  |  27

That's your own damn fault. After you are done reading most of the literature you are supposed to write a 15 page Exposé you show to your tutor and/or professor to check if your work is going into the right direction. Then you check in when your research is done to see if the outcome is correct. Then you start putting the whole thing together. If you didn't at least get THAT feedback, YDI.

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  SherbetGlitter  |  26

While I agree I feel like there is a big difference between the impression you get from fifteen pages to 25000 words. I'm doing postgraduate study at the moment and have discovered multiple times already that there's a big difference between a few sentences/bullet points about something and a ten page section on said thing. So while I definitely think OP should have been regularly checking and getting sections read, it's not completely their fault if they did get the wrong idea. While you may have kinda deserved it OP, I'm also definitely voting FYL as well because no matter how you look at it this fucking sucks

By  xxDeeStar  |  27

I feel like saying YDI because gosh if you're writing a thesis, it's common knowledge that you must run your initial ideas by your supervisor/professor/tutor. Most initial ideas will get morphed. That's just usually how it is. Not only did you choose a topic on your own but you did work on it for so long without anyone around you being aware of it. Idk what else was expected here. I feel really bad for you but you basically asked for it.

By  neuronerd  |  27

Um...I'm currently working on mine, and after I finish a section, I submit it to my advisor. He'll give me suggested corrections, and there's a long back and forth editing process. How did you manage to get to this point without doing that? At this point, I'd say you probably should push back your defense.

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