Comments on: I’m writing my dissertation http://abmatik.com/blog/2009/10/im-writing-my-dissertation/ knitting, sewing, science etc. Sun, 24 Apr 2011 18:59:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 By: JIM Hennessy http://abmatik.com/blog/2009/10/im-writing-my-dissertation/comment-page-1/#comment-297 JIM Hennessy Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:47:40 +0000 http://abmatik.com/blog/?p=243#comment-297 I see you too have been to New Zealand. I go there to see my brother Tom Hennessy who has a place on the south island and also one on Stewart Island ( if you backpack I know it's on your list.). He started his sewing adventure with my Mom's 1951 Vintage Singer while visiting her in Florida on vacation. Today he is hennessyhammock.com If you are still sleeping on the ground you should consider checking out his website. These hammocks weigh 1.5 lbs and are the ultimate in comfort I see you too have been to New Zealand. I go there to see my brother Tom Hennessy who has a place on the south island and also one on Stewart Island ( if you backpack I know it’s on your list.). He started his sewing adventure with my Mom’s 1951 Vintage Singer while visiting her in Florida on vacation. Today he is hennessyhammock.com If you are still sleeping on the ground you should consider checking out his website. These hammocks weigh 1.5 lbs and are the ultimate in comfort

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By: Jesse http://abmatik.com/blog/2009/10/im-writing-my-dissertation/comment-page-1/#comment-277 Jesse Fri, 06 Nov 2009 15:51:16 +0000 http://abmatik.com/blog/?p=243#comment-277 Let me, a total stranger, send you good vibes on the dissertation. I completed mine this past June. It is possible. Others in my cohort kept saying they were "waiting for a block of time." I used every 15 minute chunk of time I had, and was underwhelmed with the result, but like you said, few read it. My adviser reminded me that the dissertation is for the committee, not for us, so just produce it, and then write what you wanted to say when you're done. Little chunk by little chunk, I got 301 pages between September and March. When I read it now I find silly errors, or terribly written sections. I also find some real craft in there, and some compelling arguments. It's just another hoop, and you can do it. Hang in there, and know that if you've made it this far, you certainly can do it! Let me, a total stranger, send you good vibes on the dissertation. I completed mine this past June. It is possible. Others in my cohort kept saying they were “waiting for a block of time.” I used every 15 minute chunk of time I had, and was underwhelmed with the result, but like you said, few read it. My adviser reminded me that the dissertation is for the committee, not for us, so just produce it, and then write what you wanted to say when you’re done. Little chunk by little chunk, I got 301 pages between September and March. When I read it now I find silly errors, or terribly written sections. I also find some real craft in there, and some compelling arguments. It’s just another hoop, and you can do it. Hang in there, and know that if you’ve made it this far, you certainly can do it!

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By: Rebekah http://abmatik.com/blog/2009/10/im-writing-my-dissertation/comment-page-1/#comment-274 Rebekah Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:17:21 +0000 http://abmatik.com/blog/?p=243#comment-274 Good luck with all of the work you have ahead of you. It sounds like it's definitely going to be a challenge that will stretch you. Love all of your photos and find it interesting that it seems like you are looking up at mountains in most of them (quite a metaphor to your current situation) Good luck with all of the work you have ahead of you. It sounds like it’s definitely going to be a challenge that will stretch you.

Love all of your photos and find it interesting that it seems like you are looking up at mountains in most of them (quite a metaphor to your current situation)

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By: Debbie Emery http://abmatik.com/blog/2009/10/im-writing-my-dissertation/comment-page-1/#comment-273 Debbie Emery Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:18:33 +0000 http://abmatik.com/blog/?p=243#comment-273 Absolutely beautiful photos, Abby! Thanks for sharing and good luck on completing your dissertation. --One step at a time... Debbie Absolutely beautiful photos, Abby! Thanks for sharing and good luck on completing your dissertation. –One step at a time…

Debbie

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