Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Thesis Plan

I just got out of a thesis meeting with Juan. I gave him another story, which leaves us with one left before he's read all of the fiction. He keeps telling me that if we need to push back the mid-November deadline, that it's not a big deal to defend next semester. It's good to know, but if at all possible I want to do it before then.

In order to do so, here's what I've got to accomplish:
Revise all of the fiction based on feedback I've gotten thus far
Draft my preface
Give the preface to Juan
Revise preface based on Juan's feedback
Give whole thesis to my committee members (by the last week of October)
Revise based on committee feedback (which is a lather, rinse, repeat kind of process until they're satisfied)
Defend

In order to do this all, I'm on a tight schedule. Next week I'm giving Juan the final installment, and revising the fiction with great speed. Then I'm giving Juan a complete & revised draft of the fiction probably a week or so after that. The week after next is a good week to give him the full draft of my preface.

All-in-all, I'm looking at roughly two weeks to have a complete draft of my thesis, including revisions on the fiction.

Tick tock.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Wow, good luck to you. And caffeine. Much caffeine.