Phd Update #26 – Getting to first draft stage

Two weekly PhD updates in a row, will be interesting to see how long this keeps going.

What I did last week

The aim for this week was to get chapters 2 and 3 of the thesis into first draft stage and sent to the supervisor for comment. If possible, get chapter 4 into the same stage.

2 and 3 were sent on Tuesday. Chapter 4 is about 3/4 of the way into first draft stage. Hope to have that done over the weekend.

The week has been slower than normal due to school holidays and other work.

The aim for next week

The time factor is going to raise its ugly head. Found out today that a deadline for a grant application is now a month earlier than I thought – it’s now May 4. On the downside, that means that much of the time from now until May 4 will probably be spent working on that application. On the plus side, I’ll have some more free time after May 4 for the thesis.

For the next week, the plan is to:

  • get chapter 4 into first draft stage;
  • get a rough version of chapter 6 completed; and
  • if possible, get started on chapter 5.

My ultimate goal is for submission by the end of June, or as close to that as I can get.

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