I am a PhD student, in my situation I work totally alone and freely , the good thing here is that I have learned to be autonomic and I can guide my research by my own, however, In comparison with the other Phd student , I don’t have a guide or even a corrector that I can discuss my work with; so that; as a solution I feel more comfortable when I write, still less experienced, but when I write I read and I learn more and more, for the moment, writing replaces the absence of my supervisor!!! Working alone is not so dramatic; I try to extract the maximum of positivity facing the challenge of doing a PhD almost alone, I shared my experience because I’m curious; what can we learn from that? are there student in the same situation? If not; what would you do in such a case?

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    Why is your supervisor absent?
    – Compass
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 20:57
  • And no, I don't think flagging this as a duplicate of another thread from today would be appropriate. If nothing else, it'd be very poor taste.
    – Compass
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 20:59
  • yes, in fact, he is almost absent he supervise a lot of students that i found myself really working alone almost in the half of my way
    – risingm
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 21:02
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    @Compass Why is it in poor taste to close as a duplicate of another question posted on the same day? If it's a duplicate, it's a duplicate, regardless of whether the other question was posted five minutes ago or five years ago: there's no benefit to the site in having the same question here twice. In fact, there's harm, as it fragments answers and wastes people's time when they write something that's already been covered by somebody else. Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 22:35
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    @DavidRicherby because unlike the other question which involved the advisor's passing, this one does not involve an advisor being gone at all.
    – Compass
    Commented Jan 16, 2015 at 0:06


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