Over the past couple weeks, I have received large amounts of feedback from Dr. Shermer, Ruby, and Sam on my paper. While I do plan on adequately processing and implementing said feedback later in the week, I have yet to thoroughly analyze in-depth the comments, suggestions, and recommendations from all three reviewers (but prepare for intense emailing soon!) For now, I have been prioritizing completing two other papers due within the coming week before diverting my complete attention to the Ramonat paper’s completion, editing, and presentation.
First, however, from what I can recollect, my paper does seem to lack a clear organization. While the premise of my argument paves its way towards the beginning, this focus seemingly becomes lost as I progress into the multidimensional layers that is the Daley administration. Topped with organizational issues, I am also prone to be overly wordy and feel the need to explain everything, rather than trust in my reader’s competence. Secondly, I must also balance constructive criticism with positive feedback: I honestly believe that I am successfully implementing my plan to create a balance between a narrative structure and an academic argument. Also, according to Sam’s testimony of my paper, he understands what I wish to argue with relative ease. For now, it’s just a matter of supporting what I purport with quality evidence -a challenge I feel like if my argument IS to speculative.
My plan until April 4/22 is as follows:
- Sunday, April 14th: 11-4pm work in the Lewis Library on my Ramonat (writing!)
- Monday, April 15th: 6:00am-12pm, work on another paper due on 4/23; 4-7pm work in Cuday Library on Ramonat (writing!)
- Tuesday, April 16th: 7pm-??? (writing and hopefully editing!) Ramonat
- Wednesday, April 17th: 6am-12pm writing Ramonat; 8pm-??? editing Ramonat
- Thursday, April 18th: 1-4pm writing and editing Ramonat
Easter Break: Writing and crafting my presentation!
If I follow strictly the plan I’ve outlined accordingly, I should have a solid draft and presentation of my Ramonat paper completed by the assigned due date. It will not exist in its final version, but I should be okay. As mentioned before, I am very tired but will persevere!