I had unofficially agreed to start working on my thesis during September, with no concrete date being mentioned.
However there are two factors which might delay this date:
- Me not being available due to travelling until the end of the month
- I don't feel confident about the programming task that has to be done during the thesis, so I want to take a little bit more time to work on some exercises
The problem is that in case that I go there, they might request me to sign for the official thesis registration, which then will impose the deadline when I have to be completely done with all the thesis stuff. I don't want to do this, before being confident that I can proceed easily with the programming, because otherwise the period that I will spend doing some extra programming exercises will be eating from timeslot limited with the deadline.
My question is, should I inform the adviser about these developments, or should I shut up until I come back (and use another 10 days to do some extra exercises) and then go to his office and talk about the official thesis start? Which situation would reflect best on me? I'm afraid I am causing too much communication overhead unnecessarily and somehow not respecting the time-frames I have agreed myself.
Reason to go to the advisor: I have already verbally promised that I will be around once September comes
Reason not to go: They may require me to sign the official thesis start.