Thursday, June 23, 2011

In The Desert Of Dissertation

I am planning to write a book titled 'Know All About Your Thesis Before You Begin It'.The abstract of this book is here in fact form.Any takers feel free to contact me, the consequences of the advice however solely rest on the reader and his material, methods and applications.Do not blame the author for any  unavoidable troubles or undesirable results or for she is already getting ready to face her own.

Fact#1: Choosing your thesis topic is like choosing the best fruit from the basket, you do not know what it is like until you eat it.

Fact#2: The Guide is the God, bow down to him everyday.

Fact#3: Expenses are entirely personal, no reimbursements are to be expected.

Fact#4: References are life jackets, it is just that you do not find them when you need one.

Fact#5: No thesis is approved without modifications.

Fact#6: Thesis=Life, and the rest=Death.

Fact#7: There are high chances of your thesis turning outdated the next moment you are done with it, well before you reach the cloud nine.

Fact#8: The world gives you infinite things to work on, you can always begin all over again!

Other important facts of grave concern will be addressed in the sequel of the book which I plan to write during the process of my thesis work if I find time, by the way I will be working on 'High Level Aminoglycoside And Vancomycin Resistance In Enterococci With Gene Detection' for three years and before anyone faints hearing the title or thinks of asking me what it is all about let me tell you something, I am as clueless and dumbstruck as you!.Hope I do not end up like this...

 -R.

8 comments:

Pramod Sudarshan said...

hmmm...very interesting topic:)lemme know how u plan to go abt doin it...good luck!

Dishita said...

I can so relate to it as i am defending my thesis in coming week.
Fact 7 -you just killed me spirit that i contributed to field.

Harish said...

I am sure it will be the year's best seller! Good luck!. :)

Deboshree said...

Ha ha... I think Calvin and Hobbes just summed up the situation well. All the best with everything Raksha! :D

Zeba said...

That's some sound advise. Or is it advice? I always get confused. I needed this post. And the accompanying comic is just brilliant. :-)

shwetha said...

That sounds interesting, i dont have any idea what is gene detection though.. life on the wards has faded genetics away from my memory, quite literally...

Raksha Bhat said...

@Everyone: Thank you for stopping by and for those wonderful wishes:)

Susan Bell said...

Hy, Raksha Bhat I have just bookmarked this website in my favorites, thanks for such an amazing post about dissertation. I didn’t have much idea about it before but I think, now, I can very well handle it.