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Do the progress dance!

"Hah!" to all you nay-sayers. "Hah!" I say!

I have finished my first pseudo-draft for my introduction. It's very exciting! Well, the introduction isn't, but you get my point. Now there are only a few sections that need to be filled in (evolution of spirochetes, for example), and a smattering of references that need to be found. Once I've done that, it might even be time to let my supervisors see it! 67 pages of pure, geeky gold. 22,848 words of nerdy ramblings. And the best part? I don't feel as though it is awful!!! WOOO!

So, all things being equal, I'm over the 50,000 word mark. Go team me!

Since I've printed it off I've been carrying it around with me, just to feel the comforting weight in my hands. It feels like progress!

I've also been cheeky enough to put in the oldest, most obscure references I could, just in case they decide to try and check up on them. I like making people's lives difficult. :) I've also been trying to sneak in large and unusual words where I could - soon I'll go through my checklist and see if I can slot any of them in.

Remember, feel free to suggest odd words for me to put in my thesis!

Comments

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meleah
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Your intro is 22500 words? dude - that might be a bit long!!! Or is that normal for your dept??

And 'Frottage'!



miss_rynn
Mar. 13th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
It's a *little* long, but not unreasonably so. It is supposed to be something of a huge review.

And 'frottage', eh? It might be tricky, but I'll put it on the list. :)
pollyanna_n
Mar. 13th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
confabulation
vorex
Mar. 13th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
I've always liked 'eviscerate', 'coruscate' and 'smite' (and their associated forms) but I don't see you being able to work them into your thesis.

The only assistance I can give is to offer to read and respond to your draft, as a fellow nerdy-nerd (and, these days, professional essay reader). Simply say the word.
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