- I read this really encouraging post online entitled How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dissertation. Read it!
- After blogging last night I actually got to grips with my dissertation structure. I made separate Word documents for each large chunk of my thesis, and wrote out a dissertation outline and stuck it on my wall right above my desk.
- I also had a good look at style and practical notes written in our MA handbook – I wrote out an A4’s worth of important notes, e.g. single quotation marks, double-spaced, numbers under one hundred should be written in words, etc.
- I jotted down some notes in relation to my “British policy” chapter on a piece of paper, in list form. I do like lists.
- I finished going through an “easier”, general history book about the period I’m tackling. It helped with my more general context.
- I found a couple of books on Google Books.
- I started a Word document called “Bibliography”, so now I have a place to dump all my references. Yay!
- One of the library books I got a couple of days ago is proving really relevant. I’m hoping to finish it tonight. Only a few pages left, so that should be good.
- Yeah, I’m not doing a lot of constructive writing (which is what I should be doing), but at least I’m forming ideas and jotting down my own thoughts and strands of text which might make it to the final draft. Hopefully. Yes.