A guide for prospective students – Part 2 (during)

So, we’ve shaked hands and decided to make it happen. Here’s a small guide that will save us both time and mental energy during the x (5<x<9) months of your project work.

– Compile a folder where you put all our exchanged information ( me -> you: articles, links, table of contents, comments, periodic reviews, you -> me: draft proposals, questions, sample chapters)

– Regularly backup this folder (at least twice a month, unless you save it on the cloud)

– Visit, read, think, and periodically revisit and re-read the following links:

  1. http://www.dmst.aueb.gr/dds/res/writing/index.htm  (a great collection of tips using Microsoft word on academic theses)
  2. http://www.isg.rhul.ac.uk/files/msc/courses/iy5500/Dosandonts2004.doc ( a really good list of DO’s and DON’Ts during a research thesis)
  3. http://www.dmst.aueb.gr/dds/res/cite/index.htm (guidelines on citing referenced material material)

–  Before sending me your draft work, validate your manuscript against the aforementioned links and your draft proposal (with a special focus on the projected timeline). Do not forget to have it spelled checked (usually by pressing F9 on MS Word) and proof read it (preferably loud).

Kindly allow for 48 hours (except weekends and academic holidays) before my comments. When you receive them, revise and do not send me back the corrected version. I positively assume, without real loss of generality, that you’ve literally adopted most (..all) of them.

Finally, when you’re stuck (really stuck), ASK (and also kindly allow for 48 hours before my comments, except weekends and academic holidays) !

Keep walking…

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