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The Month In Review: May 2016 (Or, “Let’s play an impossible game of catch up, shall we?”)

The title of the post says it all–I’ve well over a month’s worth of material to cover, so I’ll just dive right in and here it is: May 2016, redux. May 2016 was spectacularly, almost overwhelmingly chock-full of busy. On … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, April 11-17, 2016

Research Read two chapters of the next book I’m reviewing. Scanned and made PDFs of chapters from Andrew Cowell’s The Medieval Warrior Aristocracy which I used in my dissertation. Scanned and made PDFs of chapters from Emotions in Medieval Arthurian … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, April 4-10, 2016

April is a month in which scholars teaching at colleges and universities are really just putting one foot in front of the other, head down, struggling to pass through the gale-force winds more or less mentally and emotionally intact. It … Continue reading

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The Dissertation Defense

Hello, All. It’s been a while since my last update or post; no excuses or apologies, its just the nature of the Spring term. As a professor I deeply admire told me once during a conversation about being overwhelmed, “At … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, February 22-28, 2016

It’s definitely been a busy month. Here’s one week as an example…. Research Reviewing for my dissertation defense on March 1. Total research time: 4 hours Writing An hour of revisions to an article in progress, and an abstract for … Continue reading

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The Week In Review: February 1-7, 2016

I skipped the Weeks in Review posts for the last two weeks in January because first, I was slammed finishing up my dissertation and second, we were all slammed here in North Carolina with a major winter storm that resulted … Continue reading

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What It Takes: Revising the Dissertation

Some of you who haven’t yet gotten to the writing and revising portion of the thesis or dissertation might appreciate the heads-up: revisions will take way longer than you think. In fact, we would all benefit from referring to it … Continue reading

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The Week In Review, January 11-17, 2016

The Spring academic term has begun, and so returns The Week In Review feature of this blog. If I do what I am supposed to do the way I am supposed to do it, this will be the last term … Continue reading

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A Milestone Moment!

Yesterday, around 10:30 in the morning, I hit “send” on the draft of my fourth and final dissertation chapter. That felt really good…. until I remembered that everything now goes through several rounds of revision towards the final product, due … Continue reading

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Things To Consider Before Taking an “Incomplete” in Graduate School

I belong to an online forum that comprises a variety of educators at every step of the game, from veteran tenured professors to new graduate teaching assistants. Recently, the discussion turned to the question of taking incompletes in graduate classes, … Continue reading

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