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MA Diss submitted!


User: consistently - 24 September 2016 07:30

Just wanted to say thanks for your words of support the other day. Submitted the Diss yesterday, and it feels SO GOOD! I got home and just collapsed like an empty potato sack, with a big grin on my face.

Stupidly, because it was a rush to the deadline, my electronic submission (TurnItIn) had an old version of the contents page with incorrect page numbers. I'm pretty sure they only use that as a tool for checking for plagiarism though- they actually mark the hard copies (which were fine).

So if I'm docked for buggering up pagination I'll be annoyed as hell with myself, but it's a lesson learned. And also, tbh, I'm just glad to have finished.

And then I start again in January! #masochist

User: chickpea - 24 September 2016 10:22

Well done! I think pagination would just be counted as a minor error, if they pick up on it.

User: spidermanspiderman - 24 September 2016 11:39

Nice one :) what are you doing in January?

User: Tudor_Queen - 24 September 2016 12:48

I did the very same thing!!!! Submitted an older version by mistake on Turnitin! Yep, it is the hard copies they actually mark. I dropped a quick email to the admin office and the first marker just saying what I'd done IN CASE by chance one of the markers decided to mark the electronic version for whatever reason!

Well done and all the best for January (PhD?)!

User: IntoTheSpiral - 24 September 2016 15:44

Stupidly, because it was a rush to the deadline, my electronic submission (TurnItIn) had an old version of the contents page with incorrect page numbers. I'm pretty sure they only use that as a tool for checking for plagiarism though- they actually mark the hard copies (which were fine).

You'll be fine, it's the hard copy they usually mark. I'd drop your department administrator/exams office a note to say that the printed version is correct, but you submitted the wrong one electronically as Tudor suggested.

I actually did the opposite for my MSc. Printed and submitted the old copy, which included lots of "notes to self" and things I meant to have time to go back and fix in the text. The electronic copy was the one I meant to print and submit, but I was so close to the end and a friend was bothering me when I sent the work to the printer I didn't notice it was the wrong version.

They marked the hard copy, including all those comments to myself. Cost me my distinction in my MSc (I averaged >85% but my project was only marked at 68%) so I was only awarded a pass. I'm still bitter about it 6 years later... Sigh. Lesson definitely learned though!

User: consistently - 25 September 2016 20:54

Ah, that's all very reassuring. 👍🏼

Feel bad for you, Spiral!

MRes in Jan; PhD after that. Glutton for punishment!



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