Saturday, 17 May 2014

Dissertation thoughts

First off, sorry for not updating this for a while, I've been busy with revision as it's exam season which is typical just as the weather improves. I've also started blogging for the university undergraduate team, you can read my uni based thoughts and those of fellow students here.

So far I've had one exam on Tuesday which I think went okay but just need to wait and see. Two more coming up this week.

The other major thing that happened this week was that we were given the methods of choosing our dissertation and the range of possible titles there are. The method of selection is a little complicated but at least we have an element of choice over what we get rather than just a complete lottery. The topics range from some that interest me immensely, to ones that I would prefer not to touch with someone else's 10 foot barge-pole. Without wanting to curse things and get my hopes up there are some titles that play to my strengths and interests from outside optometry and some that I don't even understand the title of. Still I have 2 1/2 months to try to put together a list of preferences and then have to wait until October to actually find out what I've been given.

I'm excited to start writing it but at the same time a little apprehensive about how much work is involved, it's been over 10 years since I last did a research project, did two in last degree, and didn't particularly enjoy them. The other thing that scares me is how quickly time it passing, it doesn't seem like a year since I was chatting with the then 2nd years about how early they were choosing their titles and it means I am coming towards the end of my course :-(

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