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Disserted. - helen-louise
I got my "dissertation" in on time. It is pretty awful due to the fact that 2/3 of it was written today. Apparently I went completely overboard and read 70 references before I started writing anything. And then didn't have enough time to include all of the interesting things I found out. Bah. I didn't even have time for childish livejournal posts in which I giggled about "molecular surface matching of knobs and holes" or the method called SPERM (Superposition by PERMutations)!

Still, it is done and I don't have to worry about it any more. Just wish I'd had the weekend to finish it off, even if Sunday is my birthday. (I'd rather have spent my birthday writing a dissertation so it was finished properly than have handed it in rushed and not very finished. Yes, I am strange.) At least it's crap because I didn't have enough time, rather than because that was the best I could manage...

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taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: 19th June 2009 22:07 (UTC) (Link)
I felt much the same about my diss and came out with 60%, which scrapes a 2:1. I imagine you managed to communicate the outlines at least of your ideas, which will be good.
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From: hatter Date: 20th June 2009 11:17 (UTC) (Link)
Well done on getting it done, and you can now take the time to talk at random other instances about matching knobs/holes or SPERM. Have you got any tomorrow-related plans ? I should be doing last-minute-ish rocket stuff, but there's still procrastination space before deadlines, especially if there's some warning about things mid-week.

the hatter
mjl From: mjl Date: 20th June 2009 20:17 (UTC) (Link)
I somewhat doubt if it is as crap as you say it is.

If I remember (and understood) correctly, you didn't particularly need to know the stuff in this course or obtain particular grades, but were aiming to demonstrate that you can do academic stuff and work out which bits of chemistry you are more interested in. I can only judge from what you've written on LJ, but it seems you have demonstrated that you can do this stuff rather well (despite probably not having done as well as you could with one exam and the dissertation).

(And you seem to have mentioned SPERM and knobs and holes in this post, so that's done too, or was there more to say about them?)
firecat From: firecat Date: 21st June 2009 00:56 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on getting it done, and happy birthday!
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