Acknowledgement In Thesis
Conversations with colleagues across the globe suggests that many examiners read the acknowledgments first before reading the thesis – their reasons echoing my own for reading the acknowledgments.
I am beginning to get the notion that acknowledgments humanise the examination process.If struggles are mentioned, there seems to be more formative and developmental feedback; otherwise, they tend to become less tolerant of mistakes and this may potentially mean becoming more “forensic” in examining the thesis.Even though the examiners may be influenced, the good news is that most examiners say that the acknowledgments do not have an influence on the final outcome. What are your views of the acknowledgements in a thesis?Thus, the final outcome is purely based on the content.Some, like me, tend to be more formative in the assessment if the acknowledgments show struggles.
First, I am indebted to my thesis advisor, Mohamed F. Since my first day in graduate school, Mohamed believed in me like nobody else and gave me endless support.