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balc

I’m 100% sure mine doesn’t.

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tbzm

Is what you write worth reading?

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balc

Is what you write worth reading?

no

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lxhy

I’m 100% sure mine doesn’t.

Only if he's good, but if you get far enough along that you are asking this its probably too late.

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mhkp

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lwfw

My adviser has a reputation for reading what his students write to a pathological degree. All his current students complain about the degree of oversight and the amount of thought he puts into the placement of a comma.

On the other hand, his former students universally agree that the process of dealing with idiosyncratic feedback has invariably made them better writers. Mathematics would benefit greatly if there were more advisers like mine.

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oaey

I had a line embedded in the proof of my main theorem “My advisor John Doe is a huge piece of shit who didn’t bother to read my thesis.” It’s preserved for posterity in ProQuest — he still hasn’t discovered it 11 years after my PhD.

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lxhy

My adviser has a reputation for reading what his students write to a pathological degree. All his current students complain about the degree of oversight and the amount of thought he puts into the placement of a comma.

On the other hand, his former students universally agree that the process of dealing with idiosyncratic feedback has invariably made them better writers. Mathematics would benefit greatly if there were more advisers like mine.

Complain all you want, but please appreciate that he actually cares. Alternatives I have seen include letting errors slip through, ignoring you, or just circling a large section and putting "rewrite" next to the circle.

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lxhy

Is what you write worth reading?

no

That's also at least partially your advisor's fault if you're at the stage you are writing.

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lxhy
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no

That's also at least partially your advisor's fault if you're at the stage you are writing.

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balc

I have come to the realisation that there is a huge variance between students whose advisor spoon feed them and more or less write their theses and advisors who literally doesn’t even bother to read what you write let alone help you in any way when you get stuck or need feedback. But of course, you cannot tell this to anyone, so if you do something good, everyone will assume your advisor gave you some degree of help, and if you do something bad, nobody will care whether your advisor gave you even a word of help or not.

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balc

no

and here I was just understating. I actually think what I’m doing is interesting but I would go at a much better speed with a better advisor.

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wten

no

and here I was just understating. I actually think what I’m doing is interesting but I would go at a much better speed with a better advisor.

You're allowed to talk to other people. If the problem is interesting, other people should be interested.

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vels

PH's recent tweets show that the opposite is true too. She does not even appear to have read the dissertation that her advisor wrote for her.

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mhkp

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But of course, you cannot tell this to anyone,

Until MJR came along.

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evrm

I had a line embedded in the proof of my main theorem “My advisor John Doe is a huge piece of shit who didn’t bother to read my thesis.” It’s preserved for posterity in ProQuest — he still hasn’t discovered it 11 years after my PhD.

Nice way to out yourself on MJR!

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mhkp

I had a line embedded in the proof of my main theorem “My advisor John Doe is a huge piece of shit who didn’t bother to read my thesis.” It’s preserved for posterity in ProQuest — he still hasn’t discovered it 11 years after my PhD.

Nice way to out yourself on MJR!

Wording probably altered.

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cqcj

Try to get other people interested in your work

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ktbq

My adviser has a reputation for reading what his students write to a pathological degree. All his current students complain about the degree of oversight and the amount of thought he puts into the placement of a comma.

On the other hand, his former students universally agree that the process of dealing with idiosyncratic feedback has invariably made them better writers. Mathematics would benefit greatly if there were more advisers like mine.

Complain all you want, but please appreciate that he actually cares. Alternatives I have seen include letting errors slip through, ignoring you, or just circling a large section and putting "rewrite" next to the circle.

Oh I appreciate it very much. I've personally never felt like the writing feedback he gives was too onerous.

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hpgc

no

and here I was just understating. I actually think what I’m doing is interesting but I would go at a much better speed with a better advisor.

Then find someone better to talk to and convince them to talk to you. If you need it you have to do it yourself, because your advisor is apparently not going to do so.

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