Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I just have time for a quick update! I am about to walk into my night class but I spent the entire afternoon working on the rewriting for Chapter 2. My major issue (and I am sure that there are tons of minor problems as well!) was that I needed to be clearer (more aggressive) about what it is that I am doing with my research. As I mentioned previously, it is sort of a psychological "thing" for me to be more assertive about what it is that I am trying to accomplish. My biggest fear is that I have nothing to bring to the table -- I have somehow complete misunderstood everything that I have ever read. So I went through the entire chapter, trying my best to connect my thinking with the words on the page (and there was a fair amount of deleting and reshaping). Now I need to do the same for Chapter 3. I liked giving myself a self-imposed deadline of today for Chapter 2 so I am now giving myself a self-imposed deadline for Chapter 3 -- next Tuesday (Feb 5). I will then -- hopefully -- be ready to restructure and rethink the remaining chapters. So if you see me around -- ask me how Chapter 3 is going! Pressure me! If I am going to graduate in May, I need to be fully committed to finishing this project. And peer pressure can't hurt, eh?!