Basically, I've had an absolutely rubbish start to 2014. I found out my Mum was having an affair, then my parents announced that they were separating and to top it all off, we found out my Nan had cancer. I've had a pretty hard time concentrating, particularly because I live at home so I can't escape it all and, somehow, I have managed to get to April with not a single word of my dissertation on paper. The hand in day is in 4 weeks.
To provide a bit of detail, my dissertation is analysing British newspapers representations of male/female co-offending - particularly sex offending against children - in relation to academic theories of offending and societal stereotypes. As well as looking at techniques of neutralisation by the media. I need to do a 2,500 word literature review, a 1000 methodology, 2x 2,500 word chapters and a 2,000 word discussion. I have done a bit of background reading and have selected all 30 of my articles, but because I'm coding all of the articles, I feel like the whole thing is impossible to do in such a short space of time
There isn't much my uni can do now either. I've missed the final deadline for tutors to look at any of our drafts and my friend, who was recently diagnosed with depression, didn't get any help or extensions for her work. So I think that's out of the question.
I'm just looking for people to tell me that it is possible and for words of advice from other students who left their dissertations until last minute
If I manage to get 2:1s (60%) in my final two essays then I'd only need 40% in my dissertation to get a 2:1 overall. But looking at the marking criteria, even getting 40% seems impossible at the moment :/