Lectured on building simple optimization models today, and that went well. Still feeling fatigue and still suspect seasonal allergies as the culprit. Did not complete as much today as I would have liked, but overall it was a good day. 3 weeks ago
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...though Monday was much worse. I think some of it has been seasonal allergies (today). (Monday had a variety of weirdness including but not limited to internet insanity.) 3 weeks ago
...was a major milestone. This spring I am taking a few more courses, but they are not required. So I am inching forward with my progress on this huge multi-year project. Although sometimes I am a bit tired and weary, I can say “so far, so good.” 2 months ago
and convocation is in the spring!
So relieved and happy to be free :) 4 months ago
So now I’ve started the paperwork to do the electronic submission of the thesis and wrap this thing! but unfortunately my supervisor informed me that a committee member has suddenly come to her and wants changes. She is withholding her signature on paperwork until she sees proof of changes. Its a last power play on her part, Im not surprised, but Im disappointed b/c I would have wanted our relationship to end on a higher note. I will keep going and the goal is to have it truly done by Christmas.
update: paperwork submitted. Now waiting for permission to do electronic submission. Go go go!
Update 2: Tried electronic submission but it was sent back due to date error. Second attempt failed due to old computer brower. Attempt 3 coming tommorow. Please please!! 4 months ago
Thesis was successfully defended yesterday. It was smooth and I was nervous but it went off without a hitch and it was accepted without changes. I am so happy, relieved, and free of my thesis for the first Christmas in many years. I will count this goal as finished when I complete the electronic submission and forms.
I think I still may be in shock… 4 months ago
Date set for Dec 2nd.
Finished the defense presentation slides. Now I’m re-reading back ground articles from the intro.
-Get copy of thesis printed
-Make notes on questions supervisor thinks will be asked.
Update: Double ugh. Amount of information is ridiculous. Supervisor is sending overwhelming amounts of information to look over. Going to do my best. 4 months ago
Looks like I might be close to completing a major project. Not sure yet. I am waiting on feedback. But, once this is done, then I can begin to catch up some other things. It is a tough semester, to be sure. 6 months ago
This is a work-at-home day. So, I will sleep a little more after my short morning session then start the big push. Still have much to do. 6 months ago
Almost every waking hour devoted to PhD tasks at this point. Whew! 6 months ago
So, Media Fast #7 begins. I have found this is a very good time to grade papers and read articles. And, with another mid-term next week, I will be spending time preparing for that as well. 6 months ago
Fact of the matter is that I find it hard to get things done on a “day off.” But, I did prep for an upcoming mid-term. A little after 8 pm now, I will work til midnight then be up at 6 am to restart. Long days…. 6 months ago
and it looks like my external is chosen and my defense is likely to happen in November. Ok! date set! 7 months ago
The process is slow, but I am making progress. One more semester of classes. 7 months ago
Relief and some discomfort. Almost like I’m afraid it will come back. Trying to get my head around the fact that its almost over. 7 months ago
-Thesis sent out to all the committee members for a pre-read
(fingers crossed that revisions are minimal/none)
-Need to update thesis with latest references from potential external examiners
-Generated list of 3 potential externals that meet criteria
-Called Uni – 3 copies of thesis to office/2 copies to grad office, external examiner form, thesis approval form 9 months ago
-Submitted both article 2, 3 to journals and they are under review
-Working on revisions for the whole thesis which I hope to finish tomm.
-Preparing to call the Uni to get infor on thesis deposit (e.g. how many copies, paper or electronic)
-Sending supervisor info. on external examiners and may research a few myself. ...
fingers crossed this ends soon 9 months ago