So, let's talk about those goals. In last week's post, ADM referred to me as a "Type A", and she's not wrong. And what this Type A has been noticing is a bit of chaos in the area of your overall goals for this 12-week term. Now, some of this has been for excellent reason: you've finished a project! Yay! But some of it has been due to a lack of appropriate goal-setting. Maybe you set your summer goals without taking into account the inevitable detours you knew were coming. Maybe you over- or underestimated what you could accomplish this summer. Were your goals too ambitious? Not ambitious enough? Did you, perhaps, start off with a goal of multiple projects, rather than just one central goal (with the papers and presentations as side projects), leaving you unfocused as the project went forward?
Let me put this another way, for this week's discussion question: If you could go back to pre-week-one, what advice would you give late-May you as you were thinking about the goal you were going to set for the summer? Knowing what you know now, what would that summer goal be?
That's it. No long post this week. Just that one question, and the usual requirement that you report in your progress, and your specific goals for next week. Here's the run-down:
- ABDMama [Draft of an article MS]: incorporate the 2,500+ words of source writing and ideas into the larger article draft
- ADM [conference paper for Leeds; revision of paper after]:
- Audie [working on transitioning a dissertation chapter to an article]: have the first section of the paper reworked
- Cly [revise article for publication & draft chapter for book]: Leeds paper? Chapter?
- Dame Eleanor [Revising a conference paper into article MS]: finish all the mini-outlines for the article-in-progress, and start expanding them
- Digger [drafts of two book chapters]: finish Mash Chapter; try to get that last image permission
- Dr. Koshary [work on book MS]: finish off chapter 4, then begin drafting chapter 3,
- Eileen [First draft of a dissertation chapter]: figure out a path to the finish; integrate quantitative data set #2; decide whether to include or jettison planned section on religion; maintain 500 words/day.
- Erika [Review-ready draft of an article MS]: 500 words / day, plus 1 page of revisions [per day, I assume]
- Frog Princess [Review-ready draft of completed dissertation – done ahead of schedule! Yay!!]: finished major goal; taking a week to poke around and develop a goal for the rest of the summer
- Godiva [First draft of diss. chap.]: ((goal for this week??))
- J. Otto Pohl [Complete draft of 2/3-finished book MS]: ((goal for this week??))
- Jeff [Review-ready draft of completed dissertation]: Review-ready draft of chapter 2
- Jen [Revising conference paper into article MS]: Reinstate morning writing (500 words per morning), and finish this section
- Matilda [Draft of a publishable paper]: work through week 7 of WYJA; revising argument of task 1 (this WG project); complete task 2; start reading materials of task 3
- Mel [Finish dissertation!]: Finish chapter 4?
- NWGirl [Revising a conference paper into an article MS]: finish writing section 2 of the paper
- Sapience [diss chapter (done! ahead of schedule!) Prepare presentation of full dissertation for department]: finish revisions on the article, and get at least four pages of the presentation drafted.
- Susan [Revise & polish two chapters of a book MS]: On vacation for two weeks
- Tigs [Completed diss draft]:
- Travelia [Write two conference papers (done!); prepare book MS for review]: On vacation for a week
- Zabeel [Draft first two sections of new article]: Read two more books; complete a first draft of section 2
- Zcat abroad [write an article]: try out this '500 words a day, first thing'
- Bardiac [Review-ready article MS]**
- Caleb Woodbridge [MA thesis]***
- Firstmute [chapter draft; send out article]*
- Gillian [an article that needs writing]*
- Jason [First draft of a dissertation chapter]***
- Kit: [Write the first draft of a dissertation chapter]*
- Scatterwriter [Complete expansion/revision of an article MS]*
- Scholastic Mama [Revising a conference paper into an article MS]*