Speaking for myself, a lot of feedback annotations are just my notes to myself about what worked or didn't, or pointers for things that i would mark up or down, or a quick proof read ask for specific kinds of feedback (and match the kind of feedback to your supervisor's strength as an editor / reader. Preparation for the first formal meeting with a thesis supervisor can involve many different things and will vary from student to student and thesis to thesis, but knowledge of two kinds is especially important for one, you should ensure that you learn as much as possible about your supervisor's research and. Step #3: ask questions: how did your thesis supervisor solve this problem, or does he or she know someone who did if you're embarrassed or shy around your advisor, you might be too nervous to ask all the questions that are on your mind or maybe you're too focused on explaining yourself in meetings. “often in one-to-one meetings, you will understand what your supervisor says at a basic level, but will only have a good grasp of the implications and ramifications towards the end of your phd,” says hand “don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand,” agrees gigerenzer “openness is key. Choose carefully and take a holistic approach when choosing your supervisor to ensure you have the best possible research experience reread your email your potential supervisor may ask you some questions regarding what you have mentioned ie: how did you develop your interest of deep brain stimulation. A part from the obvious discussion on salary, ta or other forms of support, here is a list of relevant questions you should be asking your future thesis advisor: will we meet on a regular basis (group meeting, individual meeting) is there specific graduation conditions ie must have published at least 3.
Is the advisor an expert in the area of research or scholarship that you intend to pursue is his/her critical or theoretical orientation consistent with yours how much freedom will you have in your choice of dissertation topic with this advisorwhat is the reputation of the advisor wihin the disciplinehow responsive. The most important things you can ask are about areas of research, his expectations of students, and his working style if his/her answers are compatible with your interests and style, then you should talk to other students in the department about the advisor, both his/her students and others who know things through the. D e k be the teaching and learning unit of social sciences university of copenhagen use your master's thesis supervisor in other words, you should avoid uncritically seeking your supervisor's approval, and furthermore you should always ask your supervisor detailed questions do not settle.
For example, asking about the length of your bibliography is a reasonable question to ask your supervisor, because your bibliography is key to your project but asking what the hand-in date is, or whether you need to put the course on the title page of your dissertation is, unsurprisingly, likely to annoy your supervisor. For most phd students and some master's students, however, choosing your supervisor will be one of the most important early decisions you make, and it will impact both the direction of your research and the shape of your dissertation here are some of the questions you should ask yourself about your. There are two key choices you must make when you embark on your thesis: choosing a topic and choosing a supervisor choosing a topic a research topic can be very broad - you have not yet developed a specific research question but instead have an expansive area of interest here are some tips for choosing a.
You should stay in close contact with your supervisor through all stages of your thesis or dissertation and be certain that you are following appropriate review consists of two lines of argument: 1) this research is needed, and 2) the methodology i have chosen is most appropriate for the question that is being asked. When you apply for a phd position, it's likely that your main concern is whether or not they accept you, but you must also think about whether the supervisor is right for you as i've written before, who you work with is just as important as what you do, and it's important to choose carefully because once you're.
Questions to ask after the meeting with a potential supervisor does the thesis topic seem of interest to this professor does this professor's theoretical and philosophical approaches seem sufficiently compatible with the student's own is it easy to communicate freely with this person does the available laboratory space. You will either be allocated a supervisor for your project or you will get to choose one based on your research interests your supervisor is an expert in research who has been appointed to guide and support your through the process of writing your dissertation it is important to manage this relationship well and to clarify.