Wednesday, February 08, 2006

wow, I'm frustrated

and when feeling so, it takes way too much effort to spell and punctuate and capitalize correctly, so dont' expect any of that

i was supposed to put in 5 hours on my lit review today and that did not go well at all. i've put in 2 so far but IT HURTS.

how can i be exhaustive in my search? how can i make sure that i'm putting in 'enough' to be enough? there are entire BOOKS written on each little piece of my thesis - how am i supposed to knwo what to put in and how much i need to cite others and how much is allowed to be 'common knowledge' for anyone in my field? plus, my 'field,' as I claim it, is SO specific - just-in-time training for temporary part-time teachers of less commonly taught languges. find me something 'general' there and i'll tell you why it won't help me.

erg

my chair says there are two kinds of theses, 'good' and 'done' but i don't know how to walk the fine line between them when it comes to the lit review.

erg erg
erg erg erg
erg erg erg erg

4 comments:

P. J. Plauger said...

"My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared."

Heather said...

Sounds like your chair is a brainiac. You have the power, my perfectionistical friend!

Josh said...

Two words, you can do it.

Jenna said...

Thesis what what? Fellow grad student hello? Sentences these are?
Note to self: do not eat entire box of Dove bars to celebrate "self lovin' Valentine's Day." Or do.