For those who don't know how the process works:
- 1. You submit your thesis to the university graduate school, along with a list of people who you think are expert enough to read and peer review it.
- 2. The university sends the thesis to two of these experts.
- 3. The experts read the thesis, note down edits they would like you to make, and then send it back to the graduate school along with a recommendation to 'accept with changes', 'accept with changes and review', 'revise and resubmit', or 'no changes required'.
- 4. The university then sends their recommendation and edits (if required) to you.
- 5. In my case, which is 'accept with changes', you have 3 months to make these edits and upload the revised thesis for the graduate school to examine.
- 6. Then, if the graduate school is happy with the revisions, you upload a THIRD and final version of the thesis.
- 7. Now you can breathe!
It would have been lovely to recieve it back with 'no changes required', but hey, it would be wonderful to submit perfectly written papers for peer review and not need changes to them too, but we aren't all perfect!