What do thesis examiners (really) want?

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What do thesis examiners (really) want? 

Does a thesis have an audience of 2 or 2000? While you write for other researchers in your field, you must first please just two people: your examiners. In this workshop, we will examine the research on how examiners examine and ask: What separates a good thesis from a bad one? Why do examiners look for their own work in the bibliography? What makes examiners cranky? And other burning questions.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Have a better understanding of the examination process generally and how it tends to work at ANU
  • Know what the 'pain points' for examiners are and how to plan for them in the way you write your thesis

This workshop series is available to all HDR students. It is also part of the Science, Health and Medicine Career Development Framework program and can be counted as a valid activity. All these workshops will help you earn CDS points!