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i hate dissertation.
anyone else struggling?
I dropped out of uni as I hadn't got one together. Any project which takes over 2 days I'll struggle with unless I have someone to organise me.
6 months of procrastination 2 weeks of graft
leading up to the deadline I went mental and drank far too much lucozade orange and listened to Neil Young 591 times in a week.
4600 words done, got to get it between 7500 and 8000 by 1st May.
Still got my entire lit review, half my results analysis and my conclusion to do. Game on.
Thing is, most of the time I say to people I won't go down the pub because I've got a dissertation to finish, then intend to work on it, but actually don't
I just dick about on here/MSN instead. Like now in fact. Bollocks
I'm 5500 words through and its awful. It has to total 8000 words but for some stupid reason endnotes are included (and I've got 1000 of those already), which means I'm practically at the end and I've got loads more to say for any of what I've written to make sense. Lame.
this time the disseration isn't my problem..we've still got essays till the 1st of June
Required word count: 10,000
Current word count: 1000
Deadline: 24th April
April 16th: I have to go to work in the afternoon
April 17th: I'm lending out and operating my PA system for a charity quiz night
April 18: I have to spend all day at work
April 22nd: I have my driving test
April 25th: I embark on a bike ride from Portsmouth to London
April 26th: I ride back from London to Portsmouth. It will also be my 21st birthday
May 5th: I'm getting strapped to the top of a plane
By May 21st: I need to have handed in a further 9000 words in the form of three essays. Obviously haven't started these.
Basically, I'm a big idiot.
and some other stuff you can't really translate 'cause it sounds odd in english.
i'm about 1/6 of the way through.
If so, respect.
6,000 Wörter :(
Didn't he have a massive hard-on for Nietzsche?
basically yeah, i have to write about why he was/wasn't anti-semitic and stuff and how he was received by the nazis.
so far i've learned that a swastika was a pagan sign for the sun and richard wagner was a massive cock.
Everyone and their granny seems to have done French. I only did German because they mixed up what classes I was in when I was 13 and when they asked me to change back to French I wasn't bothered. I'm pretty sure I've forgotten most of my German at this stage. Utterly pointless.
but moved schools and ended up with german and then went on w/e in year 12 and kinda carried it on. i don't like it all that much but it's better than say, economics or something.
and you come up with pure comedy gold
German has to be the least sexy language of all time though
economics was shit so i dropped it.
i think german is alright when spoken by the right person. i dated a german once, he couldn't kiss.
As Lauren said, I reckon its alright if spoken by the right person
hats off to you lady
This is for wallowing and self-pity, not celebration!
I don't like writing it up, but I enjoyed the research I did last summer. Going to the McLaren, Williams and Force India HQs and classing it as 'research' = win!
Written 8000 already, so should be ok.
I'm doing mine on knife crime in London, half about how the media portrays it (do they give prominence to white stab victims over those from ethnic minorities) and half from the Met police's side (their take on who commits knife crime, the victims, their relationship with the media and their response to increasing teenage homicides in the capital).
I've come home to spend some more time on it as, if I do really really well, there's a chance I could get a first *crosses fingers*.
that's what I meant
i've got until the 1st of may to finish it. once it's done i'll be so happy. it's just getting the motivation to actually finish it.
but I'm ok now. I've just finished the writing but I need to sort it all out into chapters and do all the pictures, general presentation etc. I also need to write an acknowledgements page. wtf?
That feeling you get of really knowing your shit is very satisfying.
Had about a quarter written, until my tutor said 'yeah, why don't you approach it from a different angle and focus on this and say that', so now I feel completely out of my depth and lost and like i'm doing something that doesn't even interest me. I have 12,000 words that I'm going to try and write in the next week. I'm planning just to basically submerge myself in it and see if I come out the other end. Chances are I'll do nothing and waste my time and feel guilty/self loathing.
I just like academic projects in general. I find it very easy to get into them.
Me! I do! I hate dissertation!
I have an 8000 word dissertation due in on the 18th, which is also the day of my first exam (worth as much as the dissertation). Plus, there's two essays worth 7000 words combined due in that same week. So I'm trying to get my dissertation done by the end of this week - not only to give me more time, but because I'm meeting my supervisor on Monday, and in my department your supervisor is allowed, once, to look at a draft of no more than 8000 words and suggest improvements. So if I get a full draft done in time for him it should mean I can get towards that 73 average I need...
I found it quite hurtful tbh. He was very much of the 'I'm not demeaning what you've done, but I don't see the point in attending' school of thought. How about the point is showing you care/are proud of me getting a degree?! (That sounded egotistical, but you see where I'm coming from, right?)
I think if it wasn't for mum sensing me feeling quite hurt, and leaning on him to go, he still wouldn't be going now.
Dads can be total cunts
i'm ill too now, YESSSSSS