It’s been a while since I posted an update here, but at long last, everything is done. On March 13, I successfully defended my dissertation. Last week I received word that all my final editing is complete. Just waiting for printed copies & commencement weekend now!
I just received word from my committee today that my final content chapter and conclusion are approved. I’ve revised the first 4 chapters and have until February 15th to complete the revisions on the rest of the first draft.
I haven’t updated this for a while, but here’s the recent progress. Chapter 5 was approved, bringing my approved progress past two-thirds. Chapter 6 is with my committee now;
ifwhen they approve it, I’ll have almost 80% approved.
I’ve hit the 2/3 mark in page and word count. It’s all downhill from here…
It’s out of my hands now, at least for the moment. Just finished revising Chapter 4 by the same criteria my committee asked for with my Chapter 3 revisions.
Received confirmation from my committee that my revisions to Chapter 3 have been approved. Of course, this bumps up my approved progress meter significantly. Now to finish revisions on 4…
After heavily revising Chapter 3, I’ve resubmitted it. The chapter grew by 50%, which helps my bottom line tremendously. I’m now 49% done by page count (48% by word count).
Asking for substantial revision on Chapter 3, my committee has given me some helpful feedback on improving my content structure for each word study chapter (3-7). I’m working through that revision now on Chapter 3 and will be applying the same criteria as I revise Chapter 4 before submitting it. The additional work required by this improved writing plan is challenging and time-consuming. Fortunately, I’ve also edited my overall chapter plan and will only be writing 7 content chapters, not 8 as I’d previously anticipated.