Can't get started on writing up my lit review: I want to take a book out into the garden and relax in the sunshine instead. So is there anyone in the same boat who needs to get cracking on it before picking the DC up from nursery?
Not quite as daunting, but I've got a 5000 word research project (being talked about as the mini dissertation prior to doing the proper beast next year!) to do by mid-august. Finally sent my literature review to my supervisor today for feedback, only a couple of weeks behind schedule.
Funnily enough the good weather has helped. I've been wanting to sit in the garden, so I've only been allowing myself to do so if I take the pile of papers or laptop outside with me and do school work!
Yes me.. My hand in date is 30th sept so the summer will not be very relaxing! The lit review was definately the biggest slog for me just tried to get it out of the way as early as possible.. Now trying to analyse research results.. Good luck.. keep going
Yes! My hand in date not until 2nd jan but summer quietest time work wise and have Fulltime childcare (normally have 3/4 days). It is not going well. Just can't get brain into gear to write at masters level. My office is I'm the loft and in this heat it's a sauna, am actually glad the weather has turned now, will help me focus.
It took me 9months to write 3chapters, I have 5months left to write 5more. Stressed much!
I'm into the slow of actual work now as well: its a modelling/programming project so I keep hitting difficult parts which is frustrating.
I've more given up on the lit review than finished it (its a very rough draft), with the argument that I will probably change it before I hand it in anyway. Deadline is Friday 13 September. I think the department want to doom us all to fail...
Not too badly - lit review first draft has been seen by supervisor and ok'd with just some minor comments, which really surprised me, and my survey is currently running until the end of next week, people are being really rather good about filling it out. My biggest fear was having only a couple of responses which were nearly identical, and having to spin 2000 words out of them...
Plus a blanket 2 week extension has just been granted, so guess the rest of the cohort were struggling too!
Just need to really knuckle down now and get on with it...
My deadline is end of August. I've had a nightmare collecting data so got horribly behind but finished it at last. I have done some reading but no writing at all. I have to analyse and interpret the data and write 12,000 words on it in just over two weeks. Very daunting prospect. Please share motivational vibes and good luck to everyone.
I'm in a similar predicament Steala, but with a lot more words left to write
Will be applying for an extension, and am really hoping that it's approved.
Dc is away for a week next week, so am going to be hammering it out day and night. Trying to do it whilst dc is here has proved a nightmare (and am self-funded with no spare money for any kind of childcare).
What sort of analysis do you need to do Steala? 12k in two weeks should be doable
I completely empathise with the 'frozen with fear' feeling MrsHoarder. If I spent less time being terrified by the work then I'd be a lot further along right now
1000 words a day with two days to revise? Doable? I'll have to add in graphs, tables etc along the way. They inevitably take ages and I always find that the moment I have made them look right for presentation, I realise I have forgotten something.
I had a v productive morning (just having lunch now) of statistics and I can see patterns in the data so I am finally confident I will have something to talk about. I suppose the key is feeling brave enough to move away from reading/analysis and putting fingers to keyboard.