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2012
unknownj
Weird dream. I dreamed that my dissertation was concerned with somebody in a cage who fell over every time the milkman visited. I had to work out the most probable direction of the fall, and calculate the spread of damage as the milkman's visits tended towards zero, and prove that it was impossible to die without the milkman there.

That's just fucked up. The stress of it all has made me decide not to hand in a draft of my dissertation at this stage. Almost everything I've written needs re-writing, and so handing in anything now (immediately before Easter) is going to be a pointless exercise. Somebody will spend time marking it and giving me feedback, and by the time that reaches me, I'll have changed the whole thing and have wasted their time. Rushing to finish it off right now would be a waste of my time too, because I know what I have isn't the finished project, and as such, anything I was to write at the minute would be redone over Easter anyway.

It makes sense - no good can come of me stressing and finishing this work only for it to turn out to be a waste of everybody's time. I have faith in my ability to correctly write the finished report, and that's enough for me.

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The stress of it all has made me decide not to hand in a draft of my dissertation at this stage. Almost everything I've written needs re-writing, and so handing in anything now (immediately before Easter) is going to be a pointless exercise. Somebody will spend time marking it and giving me feedback, and by the time that reaches me, I'll have changed the whole thing and have wasted their time. Rushing to finish it off right now would be a waste of my time too, because I know what I have isn't the finished project, and as such, anything I was to write at the minute would be redone over Easter anyway.

Oh if only I could treat my deadlines at work like that - sadly I can't! Maybe this is a general area of learning for you?

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