Hi and welcome back to another week! Today is the last class of the semester and honestly where did all the time go! 2020 has been such a whirlwind that it seems like everything is just happening and moving swiftly. Summer soon come yet we still don’t know if our society will return to a normal as it was before. Even so, I hope for the best and wish everyone continue to stay safe and sane because we are all in this together.
My thesis work has been moving slowly but surely this semester. This summer, however, I want it to be different. I plan to have a more gazelle-like approach moving forward. There are several goals and ideas I have in mind to continuously work on. I’ve created a timeline for these goals.
June- Read, Read, Read!
- Work on bibliography
- Literature observation and resources
With school coming to an end and also the world stopping (lol basically), I will have all the free time to read more. In this month I want to work on the bibliography part of my research. Literature observation is also the root of this project because it helps to understand the reasons for my questions.
- Background information
I also want to continue working on my personal background story. This is the essence of my auto-ethnography research so I want to include as many relevant details from my story for research purposes.
July- Ask The Questions
This month I plan to conduct case analysis with interview questions that I have created in the last blog post. This will include meeting with individuals and create times for discussions. While interviewing I plan to write down answers and also audio record interviews just in case I miss anything. This method of observation will most likely extend into the next month.
August- Get The Facts
I want to include statistical research information in my auto-ethnography to support my research claims. The US Census provides accurate information and numbers for any type of research. I want to use this platform to have a more realistic idea about the percentages of students who are in ESL classrooms yearly using an information pool for just the state of New Jersey. Another point I want to research is the description of the total number of school districts that offer ESL classes in the elementary grade level. With these results and data, I collect I want to analyze this research information in my study.
These are the plans I have for summer 2020! I’m not sure what this summer holds, hopefully, the world as we knew it begins to come together again, and life is not difficult. I want to go outside again and sit in a park without the fear of dying. Please, everyone, stay safe and healthy, until next time : )