Week 10 Recap

Not even really sure what to say here. Two weeks left in the summer, let’s get this done. Tell us about your progress in the comments.

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Historian of the recent American past.
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2 Responses to Week 10 Recap

  1. Tim says:

    Two weeks, yikes! Well, let it never be said that I don’t work well under pressure. Basically, I have worked on four different chapters over the course of the summer. My original goal I think was to have all four of those fully polished and an additional one written by September, I think it’s fair to say that extra chapter isn’t going to materialize out of thin air in two weeks, so bummer there. The others are generally in OK shape and I think I can wrap them up in two weeks, but I have a lot of gap-filling and smoothing out to do in that time.

    So, goal for this week: Finish my intro. Like full-on, polished up, footnotes fixed, spelling checked, read-and-revised twice over kind of finished. The two chapters after that are very close to done as well, if I can get to finishing up one of them as well all the better.

  2. droyles says:

    The last week and a half was pretty jam-packed, as I had each parent visit SF on consecutive weekends and tried to cram in a lot of quality last-minute hanging out time with the people I just don’t see often enough. I did manage to get some work done, but made little headway on the paper/chapter beyond some outlining. For the most part, I spent my time getting my websites squared away-my personal site, and the one for my oral history project. With a week and a half now left in our writing period and a full (but fun!) travel schedule facing me, I’m not sure how I’m going to get the chapter done, so I’m retooling my goals a little bit. Instead of aiming for a full chapter draft, I’m just going to write the conference paper and use that as the basis for the eventual chapter. That should give me a good opportunity to just get my thoughts on paper, and I can fill in the gaps later.

    I did get the second draft of my introduction back, with largely positive comments, so that time that I put into the revision was well worth it!

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