Thursday, September 11, 2008

Constructive criticism

Today, passing a PhD student's office, I overheard his supervisor talking to him. I could only hear the supervisor's side of the conversation, but it went like this:

"I thought this was really good work! Well done!"

[...]

"It's not bad at all, really."

[...]

"Well, it's not a complete waste of time, anyway."

[...]

"I think some of it's salvageable."

1 Comment:

layoder said...

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only PhD student with that type of conversation trajectory.
So sad. Maybe I should start a support group. Hmm.