22 June 2012

The Revisions

So my manuscript came back. I gave it to my adviser a while ago, and after a brief lull, it came back with comments. Now I am revising it.

The good thing is that my adviser says that it is in good shape. There were only two major points that I needed to address. Otherwise, things are doing okay. One had to do with the overall story, and another had to do with the interpretation of one of my experiments. Other than that, most of the revisions involve just wording issues, and so I have been editing those.

Huh. I didn't realize that I'd be able to do this. It's been a long journey, and at times, a tough one. But hey, people who want to discover things, people who want to find out about things in the world, people of this sort are usually masochists. I'm one of them. And I guess I am fine with that.

So, the plan is to finish this set of revisions, and hopefully, my adviser tells me that it is okay, and then it'll be passed on to the other committee members, and then the defense will happen soon.

(Glass Chandelier, from my Cathedral of Learning Series)


  1. Glad the work is moving forward! The revisions were done pretty quickly. How long is the manuscript?

    1. Zhu,

      Right now the PDF is about 174 pages long. That includes everything, from title page, to table of contents, to references and appendices.