I have uploaded all my IRB documents for my mentor to review. I am disappointed with myself for taking this long to get them completed since I just used up 6 weeks of my time. However, as long as I let work use 90% of my energy everything else will take a backseat to work.
Still if I get the go ahead to submit I should be through IRB in a few weeks.
I am so ready to start data collection and finish my dissertation!!
And I HATE taxes. It’s filling out a ton of forms that all basically have the same information. Arrgg. This is not fun however I need to get through this and get on with my work.
I worked on two forms tonight. One is done. One is staring at me tormenting me. Evil forms…
And just in time! Well, 2 days late actually but I don’t think the university will get after me too much. So now it is on to IRB. I want to get through IRB in a month and get this dissertation FINISHED!!
All the little back and forth edits are getting tiring. I just want to get through IRB and get this dissertation over with! Please?
I need to make a few changes to my draft to get through SMR. They aren’t big changes but I have been away from working on my dissertation for so long that I have to review what I wrote to get this next step accomplished. I must get school approval by September 16 so I have to get cracking on writing….
the first three chapters have been accepted and I just need to get things in gear to finish my dissertation. However I keep ignoring this goal. And it’s costing a pretty penny to keep paying for classes that I am not using to make progress.
I have been procrastinating on this goal for nearly a year. I have made very little progress, and yet I keep paying the school money. It’s time to make this a higher priority and get this goal completed.
If I worked very diligently at this goal, I would have a good chance of finishing by the end of January. That would be a wonderful way to start 2009 – with this goal completed and my life my own again.
So – do I hear cheers for January 2009 as my completion date?
It was a tough 6 weeks, not because of the comp but because work was intense and I didn’t budget my time efficiently. But I worked very hard the last 2 weeks and turned in my comps. I didn’t hear anything for over a week, and I was figuriing that I would have to rewrite a couple of questions. Then – email that said I passed! It was like a dream… I passed!!! Yeah.
I have 6 weeks to finish my comps and be finished with this phase of my degree. I am looking forward to getting thru this part… Time to get writing.
I had a conference call I needed to attend and for some unknown reason the phone I used yesterday didn’t wrok. That caused me a lot of stress. There was another call this morning and I got through and participated.
Now I have a much better understanding of the next step in my journey! It’s not as bad as I had been making it out to be. :) I will start my comps the last week of April. That gives me 10 days to get the house in order for the next big push.
I will be SO glad when this is over!