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❶I'm masochistically pleased to see my biochem thesis looks to have been about 10 pages over the thickest biochem thesis in the given sample set.

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Writing up a 3, word essay could take a day, not so sure about 10, word one. Having said that, if it was a last minute thing then you would have to force yourself to come up with 10, words! Follow 5 Thanks to both of you IMO she totally lied about getting it finished in 1 day. Not a chance she'd have been able to do that. Follow 6 She's probably either lying, her piece of work is totally awful, or she's one of those people who likes to make it look like she's done no work when she's done loads!

Follow 7 Rimipie Follow 1 follower 0 badges Send a private message to Rimipie. Follow 8 Follow 9 However it totally depends on the uni. Follow 10 Original post by Gemma: Original post by Rimipie what exactly are dissertations? Last edited by GodspeedGehenna; at Follow 11 Original post by cloudengel are you sure she's not talking about jsut writing it Follow 12 Yes she was talking about just writing it..

Follow 13 She probably wrote 10, words of nonsense. Follow 14 I hear these sort of comments about how some students write vast amounts of words in a day or two. Having just finished my degree I couldn't think of anything worse. Writing an essay-report-dissertation is like any other task and require s time and effort. Why anyone would even consider starting their main project for their final year until a day before hand in is beyond me and quite frankly im sceptical.

Why not just ask for an extension. How many words are essays at Uni? Is our culture a product of the Romans? How long would it take you to write a word essay from Do some universities give out too many firsts? The Dissertation Thread This forum is supported by: Can't stop stealing other girls' boyfriends. GF never initiates sex. Teacher training, teaching and education jobs Replies: Million To Zero thread Started by: Count to a million Part 31 Started by: IT and technology Replies: Advice on everyday issues Replies: YMMV of course, but this is my personal observation at least in my particular subdiscipline of Aerospace Engineering.

I've given it a try myself and I have to admit, it's growing on me. I'm particularly partial to Pandoc. Using Word is likely to throw me into fits of rage and result in damaged computers. I dislike MS Word as much as the next sane person and I love LaTeX as much as the next computer scientist , but it sort of make sense for people who already know how to use it to simply use MS Word. If you don't have big mathematical equations to format, why would you bother with learning LaTeX when you know that the journal editors are going to go through your paper and simply copy paste the content and edit it themselves?

What we need to do in my humble opinion is push Markdown as a standard format for "normal text with images" and require it at university. And create good editors for it, with enough features to compete with MS Word.

I thought that markdown was more for web pages, and not for actual papers. I definitely see the appeal of using it for web pages no floating figures, lists are easier, etc, etc , but why should you use it for actual documents? Markdown owes much of its recent resurgence in academia to the development of Pandoc -- a multi-format document converter. The link explains the great features of this thing, but I'll elaborate a little bit myself on why it's so appealing.

For starters, Markdown is readable in plain-text. This takes the headache out of collaborative publications. Unfortunately there are still a fair number of academics out there who aren't LaTeX-aware, or are outright hostile towards it due to the very verbose syntax.

Markdown circumvents these difficulties. Secondly, BibTeX is getting outdated and cumbersome. It is not used by any of the major bibliography management programs out there, such as Mendeley, Zotero and Papers.

I know Papers3 offers an export option to BibTeX but it doesn't produce consistent results. Pandoc, in the meantime, handles CSL format directly.

I also consider Pandoc's citation syntax to be far superior to LaTeX, but that's personal opinion. Third, and perhaps most important, is that Pandoc is capable of handling hybrid syntax within the same document or workflow. I mean two things by that:. It can parse in-line LaTeX within Markdown, which means that you can cherry pick only the specific styling or math tools that you need from LaTeX while preserving Markdown's simplicity everywhere else.

It can parse Markdown files alongside a LaTeX style sheet. And finally, because Pandoc is a local document processor just like LaTeX, the documents themselves can be hosted on code repositories like GitHub or BitBucket for efficient collaboration with robust version tracking, and then converted to identical PDF outputs by individual collaborators.

So in essence, it preserves the collaborative advantage of LaTeX by using the same "code development" paradigms that GUI word processors cannot provide.

The end result is indistinguishable, but I find the workflow to be simpler. I realized that I made a mistake earlier to mention Mou when I really should have mentioned Pandoc instead.

I like Mou a lot, but I don't use it as a processor. I use it as an editor with an incomplete quick-preview function. The actual document generation is done via Pandoc, so that's more pertinent to the discussion at hand. Yes, but my understanding is that use of LaTeX in a field is directly correlated by how mathy the field is. It's standard in physics and CS as well, and people in those fields e.

Standard in economics and statistics. I write everything in LaTeX or just plain text files anymore regardless of how much math or code they have. We use it all the time for papers and presentations.

It's pretty much the expectation for graduate papers, and lots of profs use it instead of Powerpoint the Beamer package allows creation of presentations. Everybody in my cohort has moved to google docs or LaTeX. Word is bloated and evil. The philosophy department at my alma mater uses LaTeX for everything. Most of the undergrads use regular word processors, but some of the ones that end up taking intermediate logic also end up using LaTeX for everything. I was the only person in my department that I know of who used LaTeX to write my thesis.

Everyone else used the Word template provided by the university. I was also the only person that I know of who didn't have my thesis returned by the graduate school for formatting revisions. Last semester I TeXed typed pages of stuff for homework.

I'm in my first year of grad school for math. Admittedly, there are probably a bunch of half blank pages in there I just had Acrobat combine the pdfs to get the number of pages , but that's still more than pages in one semester. I'm probably on track to do the same this semester. Of course, this is all homework stuff. How do they make a living while they're in school. If you do "cultural anthro" and hang out with head hunters, you can learn a few tricks There are lots of teaching opportunities for scholars with a Master's degree, which many obtain as a step in their PhD program.

Also, many obtain outside employment, sometimes unrelated to anthropology, and work on their dissertation in their spare time. You're usually spending at least 18 months to 2 years doing your research in the particular culture you're studying. It is relatively easy for that to end up being 8 years in an anthropology Ph. Average is about 6 some say 7. Immersion takes time to get truly wonderful results and is a minimum two year commitment.

If there weren't all the pre reqs in the first years we'd be much happier. Makes sense that the data-heavy majors are on the shorter side of things since they can convey a substantial portion of their premise with formulas and graphs as opposed to lengthy explanations of social phenomena for example. I, for one, would not have predicted that physics and chemistry would be at opposite ends.

I think at least some of this is random cultural drift. Makes sense to me. A physics dissertation would be mostly math, which is really information-dense, while in chemistry you have to include drawings and, depending on the research area, potentially an absolute shit ton of experimental data. Let's not forget about specificities on writing out certain reactions were done in certain conditions such that it can be perfectly replicated by other chemists You can replicate chemical research from the dissertation alone?

I'm in physics, and there is no way in hell you could do that without all the preliminary information to papers, all lab books and access to the source code repositories The principle at play for most of us in the natural sciences is that any other person with similar training should be able to replicate your experiment.

If your experiments are not reproducible, the findings are not real. Graduating philosophy undergrads are beasts at the LSAT, but that's all I got off the top of my head. I combined mine B. Writing grants in fire prevention, discussing my moral obligation in risk vs reward situations, upholding fire code law , etc. I have a dissertation from a professor named David Enoch, he studied under a super-famous contemporary named Derek Parfit.

Enoch's dissertation at NYU is about pgs. Wittgenstein did it in 75 pages. There's a bumper sticker in that somewhere, surely. No one's finished a This is particularly important considering many faculties in the UK and Ireland will specify a word count, particularly in humanities and the social sciences this seems to be typically somewhere between 80k and k.

Sometimes not even your committee I wrote my 40 page senior seminar paper last semester for my history undergrad and it was miserable. The thought that I would need to do 7 times that to be remotely close to average makes me want to vomit.

Junior year I wrote a 35 page paper on food adulteration and the pure food and drug act and if it helped solve the problem. I thought it would be an easy short paper since it was just a 12 page max paper.

I went over and by page 35 I was only half way done with my argument and history of food adulteration. I now know I can write a long fucking paper I had so many sources my bibliography took about 3 pages single spaced. Or they have an awful lot of quantitative data or have great editing skills.

A long thesis is not necessarily a good thesis. I bet that one Natural Resources Science and Management major would feel pretty silly after seeing this. Seen this before and I remember from last time, someone pointed out that sociology and statistics have no outliers. Economics is way down at the bottom, but applied economics is about two thirds of the way up. Can someone tell me what that means? Economics PhD dissertations being short has more to do with how math intense they are than anything else--and not math as in the data tables kind of way, but more about math as in the real analysis kind of way.

Saving trees since Galois wrote down Galois theory in a letter the night before he was shot in a duel. I've always heard the saying that given a 3 person committee only 3 people will ever read your thesis. It happens sometimes in History. I edited a bibliography for a former lecturer and he cited two unpublished doctoral theses; I've seen it happen in other works in the same area too.

Also, from seeing my mother's reaction to my funding proposals, I very much doubt she'd sit through any potential finished thesis of mine. For a lot of the numerical disciplines I'm in Aerospace , the publications you put out over the course of your research ultimately get distilled into your thesis.

You could say that it just kinda writes itself over time. The difficult part of the work isn't really the writing bit. It's the years you spend developing your unique contribution to the field, the code or the experiment that demonstrates that contribution, and eventually collecting the results that verify it. By the time you actually get to the point where you have to articulate those on paper, you already know what you're talking about extremely well and the explanation just kind of rolls off your fingers and onto the keyboard without too much trouble.

I love writing -- even papers -- but there are lots of good reasons not to wade into the swamp that is academia. Then you add some smart sentences to string them together into one theme. It gets easier as you understand your field more, but it's not one giant idea done at once, it's several small ideas put under an umbrella.

In Australia that's known as "PhD by publication" as opposed to the more traditional "PhD by thesis" and is becoming very common due to the pressures placed on students by universities to publish. If you want half a chance to snag an academic position after graduation you better have a solid number of peer reviewed papers published, in a high impact journal with a good h-index.

I picture a lot of this in your daily life: Math and Computer Science papers aren't very long because typically algorithms are short. Like the algorithm for doing a back prop neural network is like 40 lines of code maybe, and those lines don't fill the entire page. The rest of it is explanation, which is never a long explanation. Math is just so efficient in explaining itself because it assume, so much back knowledge. Same thing with economics. I imagine most economics dissertations have tons of graphs, formulas, charts, etc.

Must have been a helluva paper. Rule of thumb is the shorter the better. John Nash's was 32 pages. And it had 2 citations, one of which was himself. The typical math thesis is based on a mathematical result that either is or will be published as a journal article of less than 50 pages. The length of many math theses are dominated by the author's decision or sometimes their advisor's decision about how much background to include. Many mathematicians can "get away" with a 30 page thesis but choose not to.

Cool, didn't know that. And, like English majors say, if I had more time I'd have made it shorter. I'm masochistically pleased to see my biochem thesis looks to have been about 10 pages over the thickest biochem thesis in the given sample set. I was a math major, and I'd like to point out that one page of a written math paper can take a lot of time to work through.

They often assume quite a bit. I've had a professor describe as a rule of thumb: My Analysis professor prepares for each class by writing a proof of whatever we are learning that day and putting it into a handout.

The handouts are usually pages and he says they take a few hours each. Could someone tell me what the end of each whisker represents? Data points that are outside of this range are represented as outlying dots. So if Q3 is and Q1 is , the interquartile range is 50, multiplied by 1. Data points either below or above will be dots and considered outliers. Geographer here, this is a great visualization. In regards to the Geography related dissertation page length. I can see the variability due to the broad nature of the field.

Geography IMO, can be described in general, into three areas:. PhD in nursing is generally for teaching positions, or research in nursing fields which is often more patient-care oriented clinical research. Doctors of Nursing Practice are relatively common for Nurse Practitioners, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, etc, and are the professional degree equivalent.

I don't get that. You can barely string together enough material for a undergraduate degree. How do you pull off 6 more years for a PhD?

Really upper level comm papers become practically unreadable at a point because they devolve into jargon-ridden circle jerkular abstractions of nothing. I gave up on a chapter the other day because it concluded with the sentence "We have, finally, no clear and distinct ideas. For a PhD you need to do original research, if there isn't enough stuff yet to properly fill out an undergradute degree it should be easy to do original research ;.

But in all fairness, communications seems to be the kind of the degree that is often given in a bad way and in my experience also a chosen major for the "wrong reasons", leading to a terrible reputation. But I can see some value in it as some branch of applied sociology, it's not all malarky like some people think.

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*An essay is a piece of writing usually written from an author's personal point of view that analyses and evaluates an issue or a topic. Writing an essay means to express your academic opinion on a particular matter. Possible types include: descriptive essay, narrative essay, compare and contrast essay, persuasive essay, argumentative essay . I've long argued that History is the subject that perhaps requires the most rounded multidisciplinary knowledge of all the major subjects. For instance in my dissertation I touched upon History, Economics, Politics, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology and made use of Maths.