Dissertation due in 1 month!
Thank you for whoever reading/responding to this and understanding the pressure!
After reading co-PA user Thesis's post in here I felt inspired to try and do the same thing with my dissertation. - Thank you to Thesis for that and good luck with your thesis!
Potentially in 1 month time I have finished my postgraduate study and will never have to find myself back at university.
Sounds amazing, but it is all dependent on how well or badly I progress this month, as zero of my 12.000 words are 'on paper' yet.
Having said that, I have already read a lot around the topic and even completed 'fieldwork'; interviews etc.
My rough plan as shared with my supervisor is as following:
27-8 Handing in my literature review & description of followed methodology (for feedback) [in 5 days!]
4-9 Hand in data-analysis draft (for feedback) [in 13 days!]
10-9 Hand in Conclusions (for feedback) [in 19 days!]
24-9 Hand in revised FINAL DOCUMENT (Scary day!!) [in 33 days!]
Wow. Even just writing that down helped me realise the time scale better! Yes, the final version goes in a month from now, but in reality my last opportunity to receive feedback is 2,5 weeks (19 days) from now!
In addition to that I have a chronic back pain problem that at times prevents me from being able to work. All in all, I will need to focus more than ever to prevent this from becoming a disaster the way my bachelor degree was... I truly believe it is possible though and want to commit to making it happen.
It's all in my hands. Focus, win. Delay, lose. I will be trying to get through this in a thousand minibursts that, individually, are doable! Someone in the chatbox compared the end goal to a mosaic a while ago: to which minibursts of focussed work are the single tiles of which our completed work is made up.
- I can lay single tiles, so I'll get there. Thinking about the 'grande' end result only makes me nervous and stuck though. So just one tile/miniburst of work at a time!
[ If not shown here, see link for an inspirational image of a gorgeous colourful mosaic staircase in San Fransisco: http://www.spireinme.com/gorgeous-mosaic-staircase-in-san-francisco/ ]
I will start posting smaller (perhaps daily?) goals very soon, so I can check on my own progress.
Good luck to all in your challenges! We can do this.