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January 30, 2005

Written Prelim Hell!

In some doctoral programs, students study for weeks on end and then go spend a day writing essay exams. I should be so lucky! In my program, I get towrite a 30 page case study policy analysis of my own choosing, as long as I address the five broad issues (loosely framed by my faculty). While I have no doubt that I will be eternally grateful for having completed this project at some unspecified point in the future (because it could lead into my dissertation??), I am currently in a state of sheer and utter panic!

I could try to remember to breathe now and then. I could try to stop feeling the urge to keep reading random things just in case they need to get added in to the paper. I could stop worrying about being perfect and start thinking that "revise and resubmit" doesn't sound so bad. Does it?

Posted by chri1010 at January 30, 2005 12:53 PM

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