Summer prep for dissertation? Watch
Unfortunately, although I'd planned to get lots of reading done this summer, I've had a lot of personal stuff going on, so it's been very difficult to do so. Plus, we weren't given much information about the dissertation at the end of the year, and were only told who our supervisors were mid-August. I've emailed mine, but she is yet to get back to me, which I understand since it is summer.
Anyway, my basic wondering is whether I'll be alright not doing a great deal of work before uni starts? I'm hoping to read some articles I've downloaded (26 in total, not too bad for the time), but it's a little less than I'd hoped to get done.
I was also wondering, how do you separate your time during term so you aren't focusing solely on the dissertation? I'm worried I'll be so stressed about that, I'll forget about assignments for other modules, and leave them to the last minute. How did you manage it?
Finally, any tips on how to cope with it in general? Any advice is appreciated
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Most supervisors won't expect you to do anything before you meet them, the occasional one will expect you to have done some light reading to get a vague idea about the topic but not necessarily what you're going to do. You'll be fine.