Dissertation Diary 2016-03-31

Wheee! Welcome to the home stretch. We set a solid deadline of finish writing by May third, and I scheduled my defense for May 26th. My public lecture is May 24th at 4pm, and my afternoon chore is finishing signature hunting so that I can get that finalized. I started this week out a lot…

Dissertation Diary 2016-03-17

This week was not a good week for stress and anxiety. I’ve ended up completely restructuring chapter 3 and 4, moving words around, but not much in terms of new words progress. I’ll be off next week for spring break, hopefully I’ll have good news on progress at the start of April.

Dissertation Diary 2016-03-10

This week, I compiled 41k words in 163 pages to send to my continuity editor. However, this morning I got back more edits on chapter 4 (which I was totally expecting) and it seems like I have more work to do than I hoped. I feel better about chapter 1 tho, even if I haven’t…

Dissertation Diary 2016-03-03

This week I had a productive meeting with my advisor, started chapter 1, and did a bunch of edits on chapter 4. Chapter 4 still has a ways to go, but I sent it off to a different editor (who’s articles I’m using for half my sources) so hopefully that will help me get going…