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Grading should not be on a curve. If I give full marks now because everything has been done satisfactory and well, and the next thesis that I supervise is even better - I cannot give that one better marks, so it would feel like I misgraded the first thesis. This is incorrect. Full marks does not indicate that there is no room for improvement. Use the ...


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You seem to have the misconception that grading is, somehow, competitive and that there is some linear scale on which you need to place student work in relation to other work. I suggest that you work to give that up. Every piece of work is unique and they don't compete with one another. Treat each as such. Note that grading scales in some (not all) places ...


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Talk to an experienced supervisor in your department I would assume you at least have a second marker to moderate your inexperience. They will balance out your lack of calibration to some extent, but you can - and arguably should - go to your more experienced colleagues and seek their opinion and guidance. They may not be willing, or able, to read the whole ...


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While you have to cite every source that you reference properly, you defenitely don't have to discuss every source in the literature review. Some sources you cite might only be needed for little things like an equation, a standard used for testing, or a confirmation of an hypothesis you make, market projections, single statistical results, etc. Other sources ...


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there is a second supervisor (a professor) that definitely has more experience, but if I rely on her too much, that would kind of make having to seperate supervisors futile, wouldn't it? For many aspects of the jobs of educator and supervisor, you learn by doing. So, an appropriate course of action here would be to First, try to write an evaluation to the ...


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This requires a consultation with your advisor. The best thing is to work out something, whatever it is, that is mutually agreeable. Certainly, though, consult with them when you are stuck and can't seem to get unstuck. Consult with them when you have major insights that might lead to other things or a better overall result. They may or may not want to see ...


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This is the problem that grade descriptors are designed to help with; you may be fortunate enough, by judicious Googling, to be able to find a set of grade descriptors issued by the relevant programme team/university/accrediting body. One example is here.


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Usually a PhD program requires you to do some novel and substantive research that will advance scholarly knowledge. Often there is an expectation that this will manifest in publication of work in scholarly journals, but in design programs they may allow your main output to be a novel object or system. Even in this latter case, your output from the program ...


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It's not bad at all That sounds like a nice piece of research to me. You tried a new method to do something, and found out it doesn't work as well as the existing methods. Useful stuff. Write up your results and be honest about the outcome; see if you can explain/hypothesise why your new method didn't work as well as you were hoping. That research will ...


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Let me preface this by saying I am not a lawyer, and everything I say is just my interpretation of the license they give based on my experience with open source software licensing. First of all, you have to look at what is being licensed. In the license term you posted (which is term 3), it is referring to "Website Content" as being under the CC-NC-...


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