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Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
10:31 pm - Recruiting Married Females with Divorced Parents for Online Study
chcdissertation
I need your help! Recruiting Married Females with Divorced Parents for online dissertation study. Click link below to take study and pass on to others you know. Chance to win $50 Visa gift card.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FR6BDRT

Participant Requirements:
• Are 18+
• Female in 1st time, heterosexual marriage
• Experienced parental divorce
• Have had contact with biological father in past 12 months

Thank you!

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010
10:19 am

pollyanna_n
Can anyone help?
I'm sure there is a LJ group in which you can request journal articles and people will help you out and email them. But I can't find it. Does anyone know what they are called? They would be of great help to a few friends of mine without library access, or wil limited library access.
Ta

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
9:46 pm - I canèt get it out of my head...

michaelsjournal
Hi folks,

A short personal history follows: I started grad school in 2003, and quickly fell out of love with academia, my department, the university I was attached to, and the state and country where I was studying. So five years, an MS and an Mphil later, I left the locality of my department, never turned in my office keys, and accepted a job that someplace I was a little happier about trying to call “home.” I finished my qualifying exams before I left, and in doing my qualifying exams, I wrote up notes that I can probably turn into a literature review chapter relatively quickly. I also left on relatively good terms with my co-advisors, if not the rest of my department.

Anyways, it’s nine months later, and I think the novelty of living in the “real world” with a job that lasts past June 30th is starting to wear off, and I’m starting to think about my dissertation again. Has anyone here picked up a dissertation and made progress on it after leaving it alone for a significant length of time? If so, how did you get back into it? I feel like I want to finish it – eventually. I also feel like I’m lacking the time or energy to work on it, in addition to working full-time – but I feel like the least I can do is try, especially now that I’m less angry, bitter, depressed, or resentful about being a graduate student.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

current mood: calm

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
9:15 pm - Author Stylistics

anna_snova
hello,
i'm writing a thesis on Author Stylistics (on the example of an American and English representative of emotive prose, in my case - Fitzgerald and Murdoch). If you could give me any advice on sources of information, I would be very grateful.

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
12:26 pm - Noob ahoy!

comixologist
Greetings all! I have just joined the comm and figured before I start whining and moaning about the work to come I should introduce myself.

I just finished my first year of the MA and looming on the horizon is my thesis, which I have to churn out in the next year - naturally, I will be toiling away over the summer, too - in order to make a speedy transition into a PhD program. As my username suggests, I'm studying comic books. My BA and the MA I'm working on are in Art History (if you're wondering how the heck somebody studies comic books) but I'm slated to switch to English/Lit for the PhD. I'm hoping to bust out my art crit and my lit crit and TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

Or, more realistically, make it through grad school with my sanity intact.

Either way, in the process I'm expecting to need fellows-in-arms to lean on, and this comm looked like prime real estate for that. :D Nice to meet you all!

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Sunday, March 29th, 2009
10:15 pm - Law on factoring

sssolnishko

Hi everybody!
I'm writting thesis concerning legal regulation of factoring operations of banks. I'm going to propose some amendments of the effective legislation on factoring, and for it i need to analyze legislation of other countries concerning factoring. Unfortunatelly i could not find any electronic resources and web-sites where legisation of foreign countries is placed.
Could you please advice me such web-sites, where i may find main legislation of your country? For example, in Russia it's www.garant.ru and web-sites of all state bodies.

Thanks in advance for help!

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
2:20 pm

morganlafey28
Dear friends,

would anybody agree to proofread my m.a. thesis? It is in the field of American literature and it is about 115 pages long.

Thanks

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
1:32 pm - Summer Academic Working Group 2008

drenilop
We are happy to announce the 2008 Summer Academic Working Group. This peer accountability and feedback system allows users from anywhere in the world to share documents and feedback. Working group participants participate in "clusters" around a common discipline, theme, or type of work. Clusters exchange work on a regular basis - normally every two weeks - by posting it to a secure course and project management site at the University of Michigan. Participants then provide and receive feedback for members of their cluster. Having a deadline helps everyone get more done, and having feedback makes what's done better.

For more information, or for sign-up instructions, go to http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lpowner/workgroup.htm . The registration deadline is JUNE 14.

Last year some 20 people participated. It's a really nice opportunity to get feedback from people you don't already hear from regularly or who might bring very different perspectives to your work.

(Crossposted to a bunch of academic communities; please feel free to post to other discipline-specific or personal groups, blogs, or lists via LJ or email.)

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
1:16 pm - Help Needed

morganlafey28
Hello! I desperately need help in editing 22 pages for my husband's Phd dissertation on neurobiology. We will pay in case of a professional editing. Can anybody help us? Thank you. 

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Friday, April 11th, 2008
11:07 am - Calll for Reviewers

esharp_editor
Call for Reviewers

cross-posted to a couple of places - sorry if it crosses your path more than once!

We are in urgent need of graduate or post-grad students, recent graduates and post-docs. I'm hoping that this is ok, but moderators, please delete this if you believe it is inappropriate.


eSharp is an award-winning interdisciplinary and international electronic academic journal based at the University of Glasgow with an average of 7,300 pages viewed per month. 

CALL FOR REVIEWERS


The eleventh issue of eSharp ocnsiders themes of social engagement, empowerment, and change.






Please note: while we always need reviewers in all fields, at the moment I could really use people with interests and background in or related to:

1. Grassroots Latin American film/cinema

2. Indigenous peoples, globalization, ethnocide, environmental justice

3. Development, NGOs, Soka Gakkai (engaged Buddhism), mission, Brazil

4. International development/ social empowerment, conflict resolution, Afghanistan

5. Manipulation in translation, performativity, genderlessness


Please contact me directly at:
issue11@googlegroups.com if you can help with any of the above topics.

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Saturday, December 15th, 2007
6:24 pm - a study of American culture
fun_studies Hallo, I'm new to this community.
I'm a Russian who studies American culture.
I'm working on my postgrad thesis in lingvoculturology and I'm asking you for help.

IF YOU ARE FROM THE USA AND YOU ARE A NATIVE SPEAKER, please help me (it's terribly difficult to find an American here in Russia and make him/her answer the
questions :))).

Please, give a detailed example – like a scene from a movie, a book or from life - of a situation when a person is having fun. Give your AGE, please.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

Vala.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
12:07 pm - Meet, Greet, and promply Unload on the community :)

quiet_wyatt72
Hi all, this is a meet/greet and unload post :)

I'm supposedly in the last throes of my PhD program in American Studies/Religious Studies at Michigan State University. I'm ABD, having finished my comps a few years ago. My wife and I had a family crisis (stillborn child) that really took the gumption out of me for a long time, and at the same time I had 1 year adjunct appointment at a local college and two courses to write/construct on the fly. Now I'm teaching back in my home university on an assistantship. We have a lovely living girlchild (3 months yesterday) and my wife is back at work. I'm splitting most of the daycare with a close family friend (who already has children). I've been staring down the horrid fear that with my new fathering responsibilities, I will not be able to finish my dissertation. In fact, the only reason I can write this is that she's finally taking a nap in the bedroom. Even when my wife has primary responsibility for her (when she's home from work) I find myself unable to detach--forever cleaning house, doing laundry, or washing/making bottles and nursers. Does anyone else here have young children? Any advice for carving out time and space for writing? Does it get easier? Can this be done?

(Cross-posted to GradStudent_Hell)

current mood: anxious

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Sunday, October 7th, 2007
1:03 pm - TAMS analyzer

robinsontheory
I'm considering using the TAMS analyzer to help record, store and process my qualitative data. I'm attracted by the fact that it's text-based, free, and mac-compatible. Have any of you used this software and if so, what was your impression of it? I'm especially curious as to whether I will find it compatible with the voice centred relational analysis method I've chosen to use (a variation on Carol Gilligan's listening guide).

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Sunday, May 20th, 2007
9:30 pm - Return of the Summer Academic Working Group

drenilop
I'm happy to announce the 2007 Summer Academic Working Group. This peer accountability and feedback system allows users from anywhere in the world to share documents and feedback. Working group participants participate in "clusters" around a common discipline, theme, or type of work. Clusters exchange work on a regular basis - normally every two weeks - by posting it to a secure course and project management site at the University of Michigan. Participants then provide and receive feedback for members of their cluster. Having a deadline helps everyone get more done, and having feedback makes what's done better.

For more information, or for sign-up instructions, go to http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lpowner/workgroup.html

Any questions can be posted to here as a comment to share with everyone, or emailed via the webpage.

Last year something like 20 people participated. The feedback was GREAT, and my cluster actually met up for lunch at a professional conference. It's a really nice opportunity to get feedback from people you don't already hear from regularly or who might bring very different perspectives to your work.

(Crossposted to a bunch of academic communities; please feel free to post to other discipline-specific groups via LJ or email.)

current mood: productive

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
9:26 pm - Quotations & Spelling

shakespearechic
I feel like I have had the answer to this question before, but it escapes me...

Being in the U.S. I am writing my thesis in American English. One of the articles I am quoting from is British, thus British spelling. When using a direct quote do I leave the British spelling or do I change it and put the word in brackets or...?

Cross-posted

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
3:53 pm - Ph.D. in Communication

japanese_doll
Is anyone in this community involved into writing his/her dissertation for Ph.D. in Communication? If yes, then I'll be grateful if you can share your opinion about the academic atmosphere, staff, peers, conditions, job perspectives in the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia Uni.

Thanks a lot

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Thursday, October 26th, 2006
9:06 pm - Looking for work?

jumpinjulia
Inspired by a post made yesterday (HERE) I started a new community called academicjobs. It's for those of us who are looking for work in academia and/or post-grad school jobs. It's a place to post job ads, get support with the process, and post other online resources.

This is the one area of grad student life we graduate LJers have yet to cover, as far as I can tell. So... I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm looking for work these days and I sure could use some company in the process.

**apologies for the shameless community promo, but you've got to start somewhere!**


x-posted everywhere

& if you see somewhere I've missed, feel free to cross-post it there, too!

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Monday, October 9th, 2006
7:19 pm - research proposal and methodology

the_trebuchet
Hi Guys,
I have never done a research project before and was wanting some help on how to write a proposal/ methodology.
I have a vague idea of what i would like to focus on - that is whether planning in queensland actually attempts to fulfil social obligations - does that sound ok. and would my methodology just be literatire reviews? any ideas would help thanks

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Saturday, August 26th, 2006
8:52 pm - Sending Drafts...

jumpinjulia
I was talking to my neighbour while watering my garden the other day & he asked how I send drafts to my committee. When I said over the 'Net, he became concerned. What if one of my committee members steals my work??!!

So that's my burning question of the week, folks.

How do you send stuff to your committee membeers?

a) by email, but in pdf format.

b) by email, in word format.

c) I give them a hard copy everytime.

d) omg, you mean I need to worry about that, too!!??

x-posted gradstudents & thesisordissert

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
1:29 pm - x-posted
capawomen CALL FOR PAPERS!!

I am calling out for papers, articles, art or any other means of expression for my Post-Graduate women's newsletter. The newsletter is to be distributed electronically in Australia and I am advertising for postgraduate women or women who have recently graduated from a postgraduate degree to submit an entry. Of course articles that are a shorter version of a paper/thesis from a research student are most welcome. Creative entries of creative writing, art, poetry or a review are welcome too. If you do not have anything of such nature but would prefer to write a short article on a topic, topics recently discussed regarding postgraduate women here have been gender balance, children and postgraduate study, safety issues on campus and sexism within student politics. Please respond with an item for entry, a title, your "everyday" name at either my livejournal or my email address capa_women@yahoo.com.au
You are most welcome to submit to my first australian postgraduate women's newsletter that will be distributed to postgrad student offices across Australia that are affiliated with CAPA electronically.

Best wishes,

Natasha
CAPA's women's officer for 2005 & 2006

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