Dissertation Plan

bathypol

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Hey,

Thought I had the information in one of my books, but no such luck. There are some references sited on ITIS if you search the scientific name. Maybe those might have something.
 

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It's OK. I tried to find something, but I think i kept going in circles and ending up back where I started! I do recall the basic sizes in relation to other objects and such like, so that's not so bad.

Oh yeah, is it just the species I have to add dates and stuff, or for everything? If so then I reckon my paper might be swamped by dates! I've been trawling through classes, families etc.

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Completely depends on how you're writing it and what you're writing about. For mine, I used was only looking at one genus so I just talked about the family, then the genus and then onto the species...I had to use the dates for each taxonomic level. If you're just using the scientific name, then I think you can just use the species reference. But could be wrong.
 

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Well I should get it done hpefully by about 1-2pm today, so's I've got a week to correct it. I'm submitting it to a few people here, so I could put it in a new thread for folks to read and see what they think- only thing is it'll be pretty big like!!, or if you want me to send the word doc then I can do that also. If not then I'll have it done by first thing tomorrow. Don't take it on though, if you're realyl busy, as it's gonna be a fair size.

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Would love to read it, only I'm bogged down with labs and my own thesis right now. Sorry. I'm sure it's great, but if you still want to send it along, go right ahead :biggrin2:
 

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Yep no problem. Totally understand the whole No Time thing!!:cry: But I'm nearly done- I should get it done tonight... hopefully! And then I'll send it out to a few people.
I was gonna ask about getting it put up here, well the final draft anyway, so it might be on this site!

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Wish I was that far along with my thesis (just on the stats part right now) But I think that's a good idea to get it posted. I'd like to read it,...just too much homework lately.

Well, good luck with it and let me know how it goes :biggrin2:
 

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Will do! Definitely! Good luck wading through those stats! Hate statistics! Too much stats! :lol: Hope you get through them, I'm sure you'll do fine!

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Well, just to say that its 10pm and that's the first draft finished! DOne and dusted! I just need to add the thanks and references, which I'll do tomorrow before dishing out the first draft to folks- that'll take all of half an hour!! Of course there's gonna be a few mistakes as my brain and eyes hurt now and i cant do anymore. It's only a first draft anyways! I'll probably look over it tomorrow. I'm tired now, so laters folks... speak to you all tomorrow...:bonk: :sleeping:

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Handed it in today!! It's as good as done, I guess. If anyone wants a copy then just either PM or email me, I'm sure my addy is in my profile!
Oh, and big thanks, Phil. :biggrin2:

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:grad: Well done Graeme. It's an excellent piece of work, I hope you get a good grade as you definitely deserve it.
 

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Thanks guys! And thanks too, Phil. Feh, I wish I had time to party! I've got to do a presentation based on my dissertation on Friday. Should be fine, I should know what I need to, only problem would be trying to condense 11k words into 10 minutes!! I'll maybe just fly over some parts, like just mention Cavitation, and leave it for someone to ask about at the end (shows whether people's been listening as well!!!).

Graeme
 

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You want to have heard the presentation! The slideshow was quite "spectacular" but I was losing my voice that morning,and so couldn't manage over a croak! I was also over by about 2-3 minutes, but then I wasn't warned during the last 2 minutes, so I guess that wasn't really my fault... meh.

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I'm sure it went well.... :grad:

...but what were you doing the day before that made you loose your voice? :sly:

Have you found out your results yet? Here, they make you wait after your defense/presentation to find out.....at least that's what I heard. Guess I'll find out in the next couple of weeks.
 

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What was I doing? Probably coughing my lungs up! :sad: I can't remember now.

Dunno when we get told our marks yet, we'll probably have to wait forever to get that. To be fair, it is a lot of reading for the staff to get through!:lol:

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