5 days to go

The first draft of my thesis is due this Friday.

With this in mind, I expect a very busy and fired up honours cohort to be occupying the lab for the week ahead, which should prove to be a positive influence as far as spurring each other on is concerned. In order to submit a somewhat ‘complete’ piece on Friday, there is however, one section of my study in particular that requires utmost attention this week.

I have been building the middle section of my thesis at a steady pace, which deals with the technological development of the music industry from the 1970s until the 2000s and how technological changes have influenced the concept album. However, although i have been taking plenty of notes with relation to my section on how socio-cultural contexts are expressed through concept albums, I have been skipping over the writing process of this section somewhat, and need to direct my written attention here this week.

Thankfully, with the help of my buddies Steve and Ed, a study plan has been enforced that seems to be working well when followed closely – this will be vital this coming week. Using pomodoros as our time currency, we divide the day up into 25 minute writing blocks, with breaks for coffee and a lengthy break for lunch to save us from going insane.

I look forward to sharing the results of the semester thus far with my supervisor and program director at week’s end, and will use this blog throughout the week to assess how effectively our pomodoro-based writing plan has been working and also how I am feeling/what I am thinking as this important deadline draws near!

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About simonwoodhonours

Simon Wood (Honours in Media and Communication) is an RMIT student whose specialist discipline is in the 'contemporary music industry'. For his honours study in 2013, Simon will be researching the ‘concept album’, and its significance within the contemporary music industry.
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