Monday, September 11, 2006

oops!

Just caught the first serious goof-up in my dissertation. I have a nice parenthetical statement in chapter 3 that says (give percentages of occurrence). Obviously a note to myself that got missed. Well, it gives my committee something to gripe about that is easy for me to fix. It'll be a nice break from fixing all those sure-to-come major issues.

7 comments:

Dr J. said...

When I opened up my thesis for the first time after 5 months, the very first thing I saw was a mistake.

I refuse to ever, ever, ever read it.

ScienceWoman said...

Thanks dr j. - that makes me feel better. I was using the thesis to gather together some facts for the defense talk (my mind has already been emptied of them) and I have to say I'm glad I caught the error now rather than after I had submitted to a journal. Still, it is a bit embarrasing to pass yourself a note and then send it to your committee as a finished product.

envirogrl said...

I read my dissertation the morning of my defense after a 2-week break from it and found several errors I hadn't noticed previously. The committee brought them up, but I was ready. Glad that you'll also be prepared for those inevitable, but seriously easy!, questions. Good luck on your prep for the presentation.

LabCat said...

I have a meaningless paragraph in my thesis that I found on the day of my defense. I still don't know what I was trying to say. No one spotted it!

turtlebella said...

I'm with dr j, I don't like to read my thesis. It's painful. And not even just on the typo front. Sometimes it's like, What? Did someone one steal my brain and have a monkey sitting at the computer typing for me??? What in *&#^!'s name was I trying to say???

So, no sweat!

PropterDoc said...

I screwed up the page numbering in my final draft, so it goes 227, 228, 229, 226, 227, 228, 229,230. I never told anyone until now.

I also have never seen my final bound copy because it was done after my departure for canada.

Anonymous said...

When i first opened my bound thesis i found a mix up in dates on a table..not looking at it ever again!