Since I know a lot of fellow international students (or soon-to-be-international-students) read this blog, I figured I would write a little update on my current studies, namely: writing my master’s thesis.
The very next day, I already received a reply from my professor: “Ihr Exposé gefällt mir sehr gut…” He really liked it! I was thrilled. To top it all off, he suggested that I ask a highly influential researcher (who basically created the field I am working in and I had cited multiple times in my proposal) to be my secondary supervisor.
Well, I sent him an email that very same day, and the next morning, I already had a reply: “Klar mache ich das! Dein Exposé sieht ja schon prima aus...” He said yes, and said that my proposal is great! Unfortunately, he is located at a different university in Germany, so I probably won’t be able to meet him in person anytime soon, but he offered to send me comments and feedback by email.
So, now I am busy writing my master’s thesis, knowing that I have two respected researchers supporting me – which is a great, but also nerve-wracking, feeling. The funny thing is that both of my supervisors have their PhDs in mathematics and/or physics. Meanwhile I am getting a Master of Arts in digital media and haven’t taken a math course since senior year of high school…
Let me know if you have any tips for writing a thesis! Any help is appreciated 🙂