The coming break


in Daily updates, Oxford, Writing

Mentally glancing over the tasks I have set for myself over the winter break, I am a bit daunted:

  1. See Turkey (4-16 December)
  2. Complete and submit papers for developing world seminar
  3. Complete a very considerable amount of thesis reading
  4. Write a draft of the first three thesis chapters: Introduction, Literature Review, and Background to Case Studies
  5. Substantially advance the process of finding a job for next year
  6. Complete tasks that have been in my “important but not urgent” pile for weeks of months – for example, reading some papers people have sent and reconfiguring part of the OUSSG webpage
  7. Find something to do for Christmas?

That said, there are six entire weeks to work with. If I can cajole my brain into a productive mode and keep it there (through the application of coffee and tasty stir-fries), the above list should be manageable.

Going into the next term with half the thesis written will certainly reduce the depth to which I descend into madness as that April 22nd deadline approaches.

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Anon @ Wadh November 30, 2006 at 6:00 pm

Good luck with all of that. Doesn’t sound like too much of a break, but that’s Oxford for you.

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