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Hopefully not too weird for a first post [Jan. 13th, 2009|02:53 pm]
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pallid_regina
Hi all. I'm actually a graduate student in English Literature and I'm in the process of writing my thesis on the persistence of the fairy tale princess as a cultural icon and how new media is changing her.

I have a questionnaire posted here: princess_thesis
that is the cornerstone of my independent research. I need as many responses as I can get before January 19th.

I'm hopeful that community members might consider responding to the questionnaire (via comments or you can email me your response - details on the community) and also sharing the link with anyone/everyone they can think of.

Fairy tales still play such an important part in cultural life and I'd love to have responses from all corners I can reach. Thank you

[Also...I'm obviously an English Lit major, rounding the corner as far as preparing to write the paper itself, scheduled to be done by April 1 and graduate in May - gak! My favorite distraction right now is the tea shop I just opened. Writing a thesis WHILE opening a new business has been a really interesting challenge.]
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deconstruction project launched [Jan. 7th, 2009|02:39 pm]
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thealater
My major professor seriously redlined my rough draft and I've gone back to the drawing board. I've completely deconstructed the lit review down to the bare bones in order to recompile it. But with any luck, and the two FedEx boxes of fresh library books, I will be able to fill the gaping holes she point out in her sanguinous edit.

How have others handled such complete rewrites?
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The home stretch [Aug. 25th, 2008|07:47 pm]
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fermi
Dissertation Status Update:

Current Pages: 287 (about 190 of those are figures from the appendix)

Currently completed into paper:
Chapters 2,5

Chapters in but missing parts:
Chapters 3,6

Chapters mostly complete but not in:
Chapters 4,7

Chapters Incomplete:
Chapters 1,8

Appendicies:
App A: Needs text editing
App B: Mostly complete, need 2 orbits
App C: unfinished

Days till first turn in: 34
Days till Defense: 63
Days till final turn in: 87

Just had a chat with my advisor who gave me the first batch of changes on the first two chapters. He seems very pleased with my progress and confident that I will finish on time. I am still a bit nervous and strung-out from the constant writing, but I am getting there. We are required to turn in a semi complete copy to the Uni for a style review, which is around the time I wanted to have the committee have my finished first draft (about a month before the defense so I can get some of the changes implemented before the defense. I need a nap :)
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....and I have a problem [Jul. 11th, 2008|02:00 pm]
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fermi
1. Field of study: Astronomy (Interferometry)
2. Type of thesis (dissertation)
3. General topic of your thesis: Multiplicity of Solar Type Stars in the Neighborhood
4. What point are you at in your work? Writing
5. What is your timetable for finishing? Supposedly October
6. Favorite thing to do while procrastinating: Sleeping

So I am having problems writing. I have been working on this project since 2005. I also have been working for our department across the country from my school in addition to finishing my PhD. This has helped and hurt as I have free access to the instruments, but the working nights had put a damper on writing. I am in the middle of a 2 week vacation I took from work to write more on my dissertation, and I am having a hard time writing. I have been away for nearly 2 years, and havent spent as much time working on science as I would have liked. I go back to looking at my data and info I need to write on, and I cant seem to get going at all. I am frusterated, all I want to do is sleep, and I am getting ever closer to the time to turn in my dissertation and I am no where near done. Ugh
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2008 Summer Academic Working Group [Jun. 2nd, 2008|10:24 pm]
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brooklynmili
Hey, all--

If you're looking for a way to force yourself to work over the summer, consider joining the Summer Academic Working Group. It's a great way to get feedback, have false deadlines that force you to actually write your sh*t, and stay motivated over the big summer lag. I participated last year, and am helping with some of the organizing last year, so if you have any questions you can post as a comment. 


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We are happy to announce the 2008 Summer Academic Working Group. This peer accountability and feedback system allows users from anywhere in the world to share documents and feedback. Working group participants participate in "clusters" around a common discipline, theme, or type of work. Clusters exchange work on a regular basis - normally every two weeks - by posting it to a secure course and project management site at the University of Michigan. Participants then provide and receive feedback for members of their cluster. Having a deadline helps everyone get more done, and having feedback makes what's done better.

For more information, or for sign-up instructions, go to http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lpowner/workgroup.htm .

Any questions can be posted to here as a comment to share with everyone, or emailed via the webpage.

Last year some 20 people participated. It's a really nice opportunity to get feedback from people you don't already hear from regularly or who might bring very different perspectives to your work.

(Crossposted to a bunch of academic communities; please feel free to post to other discipline-specific or personal groups, blogs, or lists via LJ or email.)

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Is it the weekly check in already?? [Mar. 3rd, 2008|07:39 pm]
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lostreality
Weekly Check in!
Welcome to the seventh weekly check in post! Please reply with comments stating:

1. What you have accomplished in the past week (with regards to your thesis)
2. Your Goal for the next week
3. Whether you accomplished last week's goal
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Weekly Check in! [Feb. 25th, 2008|06:17 pm]
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lostreality
Welcome to the seventh weekly check in post! Please reply with comments stating:

1. What you have accomplished in the past week (with regards to your thesis)
2. Your Goal for the next week
3. Whether you accomplished last week's goal
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Hello! [Feb. 24th, 2008|12:14 pm]
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tangendentalism
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

1. Field of study: Literature/Critical Theory
2. Type of thesis: MA Thesis
3. General topic of your thesis: Science Fiction and Performativity
4. What point are you at in your work? Writing proposal
5. What is your timetable for finishing? September 2008
6. Favorite thing to do while procrastinating: Draw up timetables, read fiction
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Weekly Check in! [Feb. 18th, 2008|06:46 pm]
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lostreality
Welcome to the sixth weekly check in post! Please reply with comments stating:

1. What you have accomplished in the past week (with regards to your thesis)
2. Your Goal for the next week
3. Whether you accomplished last week's goal
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Another intro, another Sociologist [Feb. 12th, 2008|09:39 am]
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princessdisdain
1. Field of study - Sociology

2. Type of thesis (dissertation, masters thesis) - Masters thesis

3. General topic of your thesis (don't rewrite your whole thesis here plz!) - I am doing a study of Mexican immigrant mothers' living in new immigrant destinations. Specifically, I am looking at the impact of changing gender relations in this community.

4. What point are you at in your work? (Brainstorming, writing a proposal, just starting to write, about half way done, almost done) - I am learning the software (Atlast.i) while collecting more interviews. Since I am using a multi-method approach, I fell I am all over the place when it comes to where I am.

5. What is your timetable for finishing? - July 25!

6. Favorite thing to do while procrastinating (besides posting to livejournal) - I am socially involved with immigrant rights activism and collaborate with other community groups. I am also a mom, so no time to procrastinate.
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