Due to my recent few weeks of doubt in my progress so far, my timeline is squished into the remaining few weeks of school.
In the next week, so before my meeting with Jim on Tuesday (11/21), I will complete:
- One post with the the background portion of my outline including which sources I will use for each specific point. This outline should be someone elaborated on but does not need to be full paragraphs. I will be paying particular attention to the flow from my theoretical framework into explaining my situated context of Japan and how they relate.
- On my portfolio I will update the thesis statement, background, situated context, and context justification. These sections need to more clearly focused on the ways my work has evolved over the past two months.
Between the Tuesday (11/21) and the Monday class resumes the following week, I will complete:
- One post with the Methods portion of my outline including the sources that I intend to use and specified according to the function they serve in bettering my understanding of resilience. This will focus on making sure that there is a clear connection between the theoretical portion of my background, the situated context, and the structure of my methods section. Each component should serve a specific role that I am able to clearly define by the time this deadline comes. I do not need to have completed any methods or have all the sources, but I do need to have any roles that need to be filled clearly defined (with a plan of how to fill that role, meaning where I will find this potential source).
By the senior seminar meeting after Thanksgiving on Wednesday (11/29), I will complete:
- Updating the methods section of my portfolio to reflect the work that I do over Thanksgiving weekend. In this I should be able to list each source, the role that it plays in my theoretical framework, and how the specifics of the source (survey results for some) inform my research.
Given that the draft for posters is due on Wednesday (12/6), by Monday (11/4) I will complete:
- My own personal draft of my poster, specifically the top and middle of the hourglass. I should also have an outline of how the bottom of the hourglass fits in, but between Monday and Wednesday I should meet with one other ENVS senior to get feedback on all three sections.
Though I expect these later deadlines to shift slightly as I finish things earlier or later than I set out, by Wednesday (12/13), I will complete:
- A fully collected document of the different parts of my portfolio to be tweaked and used for my ‘five page thesis’ due on Tuesday (12/19). This includes the fully developed top and middle of my hourglass, and educated guesses for the remaining bottom of my hourglass.
- I should also have finished another research paper for Environmental Economics on Japan’s policy changes resulting from the Fukushima meltdown, which I intend to use as a portion of my methods. This will require me to break apart my research paper and integrate it into my work for thesis. Much of this should actually happen during the process of writing the paper, but I think it is also important to check in and make sure it is integrated in the most efficient way for the flow of my thesis.
I hope that these deadlines will be able to be moved up over time as I finish different goals!