Dissertation Diary 2016-01-28

I’ve been slogging away at chapter 4. There are inadequate and incomplete diagrams, but I’m sending the prose off for editing this morning. Hopefully that will give me a better idea of what diagrams I need. Chapter 4 stands at 23 pages and 5150 words at the moment, but I think I’m going to cut…

Dissertation Diary 2016-01-21

oof. I have been very lacking in the motivation for writing department this week. Since I’m cutting some bits of chapter four, I decided to completely redo my outline and chapter structure. There are several analyses that I’m not too happy with and want to minimize or possibly cut, so hopefully this new organization will…

Dissertation Diary 2016-01-14

I had a good meeting with my advisor this week, the upshot of which is that I’m considering cutting 2 or 3 sections from chapter 4 before I’ve even written them. This means that I can definitely finish the chapter by the end of the month. Here’s one of the bits I wrote this week,…

Dissertation Diary 2016-01-07

Back to the word mines! Except I finally caught the crud this week, and missed a whole day of work. oh well. I got organized today, and I think I can make my goal of having the prose of my dissertation mostly written before spring break. Today I took notes on Richard Cohn’sĀ Audacious Euphony, which…