Jump-starting the process by thinking about proposals

If you haven’t already, please send me your thesis blog url and be sure to post about how it is going thus far.  I will be syndicating your blogs in to this site shortly.

Some of you are just starting the process of discovery and invention for this thesis project. And some of you are well on your way, and have various elements “in the can.” At this stage, you can all take a look at the “Early MA Proposal” document shared on this site.  I will speak with each of you individually about your project ideas, and that should serve as the basis for the formal articulation of your project.  If you are well down the road with the project, this will be a good “check back in” kind of exercise to think about where you started and where you are going. For some of you, this will be the motivation to get some early ideas down more formally. Please follow the guidelines posted in the Early MA Thesis Proposal Document in order to get the most out of this exercise.

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Thesis proposal documents should be sent to Dr. Zamora and fellow MA thesis colleagues by Feb. 14th. When we meet that night, we will conduct an informal peer review. We will consider each of your proposals (in whatever state it is in at the time). Since you are at various stages in this process, this will be a good time to touch base with all three projects and learn from each other as each project takes shape or (shapes up with more nuance and specificity) in a unique way. Each of you can learn something from considering each other’s proposal approach, no matter how “early” or “late” in the process your proposal might be.

Sincerely,

Dr. Zamora

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