*** The second thing to clarify: the formal criteria that was not your job. Just words of the head that he can not allow you to Maybe you should not hold. Immediately after you hear about fateful decision for you, it is necessary to agree with the teacher about the time of the meeting. To insist, to meet and draw up the schedule with the completion of research dates (eg July 1 – the first chapter, on August 1 – Second, given the opportunities – and your teacher). Get contact numbers / e-mail. I always advise to have to meet with the head of a separate notebook / exercise book, and all comments and agreement to record on paper under the watchful eye of instructor.
This is a very well encourage both sides. It's no secret that many universities (especially commercial ones) are graduate teachers "on stream". Large number of graduate students and a great teacher employment often leads to delays in verification of the text, inconsistent and illogical editing (changing the "awl" for "soap" and vice versa several times), failure to arrangements. It is not always true, but quite often, as the author of my twelve-year practice of research papers. Availability of records from previous meetings can have a constructive dialogue with the lecturer, "prolechivaya," in if necessary, his amnesia (you can always include the blond / blonde, say, "Oh, and the last time you were asked to do here is …" (opening with a page of records and poking at them with a finger).
*** Tip three: necessarily Attend the protection of their classmates – those who have it in time. Listen to the discussion, ask questions, listen to the answers (the questions on the heels of record is, very likely you can to meet what looks like). This will give you invaluable experience for your own protection. In general, how to answer questions in the defense, I have described in another article ("Playing ping-pong"), but in general, for each university is characterized by its own specifics, and experience you get from other people's protection in your alma mater, will not replace anything. *** Be sure to follow the schedule planned at the beginning of the head. If the lecturer is lost, will not hesitate to call / write. In the end, in Your successful defense of the greatest interest yourself, and not your supervisor. Be sure to take away about one month for making speeches and distributing material (presentation). Insist that the manager does not just watched your speech and razdatku, but also corrected (it was his sacred duty.) If very briefly – you use this time as a gift from above. Use this gift as efficiently as possible, with pleasure. Reread diploma, find interesting for a hand – they can always be found. Look through the literature on related topics. Many students are protected as "excellent" in the case of postponement of protection – life is unpredictable. Adjust yourself to win, and I'm sure everything will turn out. Wishing you great protection, and A. Shmoylov gene. Director of "AnSVi": In your life everything is possible!