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Guide to writing a Ph.D. dissertation

12/01/06 | by Adam | Categories: Technology

Link: http://members.verizon.net/~vze3fs8i/air/airphd.html

I cannot claim to be able to validate this particular article given that I have not, in fact, completed a Ph.D. I do, however have a good friend who has and based on comments over the years, feel the representation is quite accurate. Particularly this bit:

These days, dissertations are produced using word processing programs such as Word or Word Perfect, or computer typesetting systems such as TeX or LaTeX. The former will give you practice in drawing by hand all the symbols that aren't supported, while with the latter you have the opportunity to craft new typesetting definitions to satisfy your university's dissertation policies.

The same author has written other tracts in the same vein of which the one of "How To Write A Scientific Paper" is really quite funny.

(Via Optimuscrime)

 

2 comments

Comment from: Eric Schulman [Visitor]
Eric Schulman

Glad you liked it!

12/01/06 @ 12:36
Comment from: Adam [Member]  
Adam

I believe that’s the first time I’ve seen a reply from a linked-to site. Thanks for the laughs!

12/01/06 @ 15:19
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