Ludwig von Dracula Posted December 15, 2010 Share Posted December 15, 2010 Is anyone else is finishing up their degree this year and working on writing a thesis? If so, what is your timeline and do you have any strategies or tips you would like to share? Feel free to post your topic if you want. My topic (M.A. Ethnomusicology): Hutterite choral music in Manitoba Projected length: Likely 4 major chapters--100 pages? Timeline: I want to defend by mid-April, so I have to have my final draft done by mid-March (also when application results come in...yikes!) Fortunately, I'm done all of my coursework. Where I am now: ummm...I've got an outline, and a two-page ethnographic introductory hook! Will be starting this in earnest as soon as my last course paper is finished in a week. Hopefully writing a chapter every 2 weeks. Advice: Four of us in the department have formed a reading group (we're all in the same position--finishing our MAs in ethno). We've uploaded our outlines (and later, chapters) onto Google docs and shared them with each other so we can make suggestions, ask questions, and hopefully keep each other on track with a bit of accountability to our own deadlines. So far it's worked really well. We also plan to meet weekly at university to discuss things in person and commiserate over the whole process. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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