Friday, 29 December 2017

Research Proposal Presentation

Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah for today, I had successfully completed my proposal presentation, one of the key milestones in my PhD journey. This time I would say that I am very proud of myself for being able to present the proposal during the first semester, by which none of the Ph.D. or masters' students registered with me did so. Though I am not that good, at least this would be one of my great personal achievement.*Humble brag alert.

Frankly speaking, after going through 3 proposal presentation sessions conducted by the faculty previously, it brings me anxious to see how some of the students were severely criticized by the panel of assessors. Moreover, there were still a lot of things that I need to study regarding on the topic of my research.

My presentation session lasted for one hour including the Q&A session. Alhamdulillah, not many bad comments that I had received throughout my presentation. Yes, there were few moments that I stumbled when the questions asked by the assessors went deep into technical aspect, which then I straightaway do my cute and pitiful face and also smile all the way. I think those saved me.

Overall, it was a good experience for me and I learned a lot from the feedbacks given by the lecturers. Hopefully, this would be a good kickstart for me to begin my research. My tips to everyone who is about to present the proposal, make sure you know when to stand up to your argument and when to just be humble and accept the constructive critics, or else you will have a really tough time during your proposal presentation. Peace! | HM

Monday, 11 December 2017

Research Proposal Submission

Alhamdulillah, for today that Allah had given me a chance to successfully achieved the very first milestone in my Ph.D. journey, which is the submission of my research proposal. After struggling for more than two weeks, I managed to complete the proposal and straight away handed it over to the faculty.

Due to the fact that I am not from a research background, it did give me a really tough time even to start writing up the proposal as I have no idea what I am supposed to do. But in the end, I was able to comprehend bits and pieces of my own research.

I am glad to have decided to take pure science in the first place for my Ph.D. though it is tough and challenging. Now it is time to prepare for the Proposal Defend and keep my head up for the game. Hopefully, everything will be just fine. InsyaAllah.

Self reward