Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What's the point?

I am having a hard time putting together the opening paragraph of my dissertation. I realized this afternoon it's because I have no idea what point I want to make. I barely knew it before, but now that I've reorganized I'm having to think even harder. What is the overarching goal? What's the big question I'm trying to answer? (Do I even have one?!)

Hm. Is it a bad thing to be writing a dissertation when I don't know what I want to say?


  1. HAHA!
    I'm so there.
    my boss came in today to ask me to test print a page to see if our new printer works. i scrolled to the first page of my proposal and there was the title page, committee names, my name, details and everything, but NO TITLE. just a giant gaping hole. "yeah, i'm still working on the title part..." haha. do you have one of those at least?

  2. Elizabeth,
    I wanted to e-mail you something, would you mind e-mailing me at


    Now get back to work! :)

  3. Alison - No. I have a blank for a title, too! That will be coming very last, I think!

  4. ok good. that makes me feel better!