Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dissertation update...

I think I've got a good handle on chapter 3 -- at least, on the ideas and structure it needs.... now, all I need to do is actually make the changes and then make sure it is coherent.

After that, chapters 4 and 5 -- then a general nit-picking of the whole thing and I can send it to Red State...

Oddly enough, in the next few weeks I have very little grading to do. I'll need to write exams, but the next bunch of grading comes in finals week -- which starts December 14. I wonder if I can get the dissertation into shape before then?? I think a reasonable goal is to have the substantial changes by finals week -- then, I can let it sit while I do grading and final grades -- then get into the nit-picking part immediately after Christmas. A week of working on the details should be sufficient -- which would have me sending it to Red State by early January.

3 comments:

JaneB said...

Did you mean to name Red State in that last sentence?

Yay for having the end in sight!

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Jane -- thanks for catching that!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck! That's a lot of work ahead of you, but soon it will be a happy memory. I hope you have an appropriate celebration planned!