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Does the External Appraiser receive any specific instructions?

The External Examiner is sent a letter confirming their appointment by the School of Graduate Studies as the External Appraiser, and assigned a four-week deadline to submit an appraisal of the thesis. The appraisal must be received two weeks before the Final Oral Exam. The letter includes instructions that the appraisal should end with an explicit recommendation that the thesis either be accepted or not be accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.