Slowly making progress
Am finally making progress on that illusive topic. Last October, the dean made a statement that I had to get an idea paper approved by late June of this year or I would be dropped out of the program. My first reaction was … so what.. I hadn’t had the support of ANY faculty member in the last 6 years, paid tuition for most of that time, and had no one to talk over ideas with.
However, I silenced my negatives, and realizing that this was my last chance, I approached a new faculty member with an idea. To my surprise, she was interested in the topic, and I was off and running. I submitted a preliminary Idea paper, had that accepted, and am presently working on the formal version. I’ve submitted that as well and gotten feedback from the advisor, and am working on the second version of it. It’s going to be close, but I think I can do it by June.
My topic is much easier this time around as the topic has more research behind it, is no longer a phenomena, and it starting to be the focus of major researchers, so timing is good.
So… I’m back onto the research trail…