[DWJ] Howl's dissertation on spells
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sun Apr 30 19:24:46 EDT 2006
On Apr 30, 2006, at 5:07 PM, Emma Comerford wrote:
> At 07:16 AM 1/05/2006, Elizabeth Evans wrote:
>> Philip said:
>> (Curious piece of linguistic shuffling. Over here you do a
>> dissertation for your master's, and a thesis for your doctor's
>> degree. In the US it's the other way around. For some reason.)
>> Here in New Zealand you do a thesis for your masters and another
>> thesis for your PhD. A dissertation is regarded as more like a rather
>> long essay.
> Thesis for both here in Australia, although I think some (older?)
> people call a thesis a dissertation.
Hmmmm. In my part of the USA [Michigan for this discussion], what
you did for a masters might be either an essay or a thesis. Basically,
an essay was worth three credit hours and did not necessarily involve
proving anything. A thesis was worth more -- at least six -- and had to
_be_ a thesis, but it didn't have to be original.
For a doctorate, you do a dissertation which must have an original
All clear now?
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- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
on the assassination of John F Kennedy
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