Monday my very last class of Grad school begins.
MAT640: Applications in Research
Ugh. My Thesis.
So for the next four weeks I will be beyond busy, stressed, and focused on the following purpose statement:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a multicultural English/Language Arts curriculum for ninth grade students increasing student engagement and performance.
That's actually my 2nd draft of a purpose statement and it's not final yet. My first draft was too long so my professor had me shorten it. I'm going to sleep on it tonight to see if I want to keep it. I feel like it needs something.
I have 11 peer reviewed journal articles waiting to be read and highlighted so I can begin the literature review portion of the project. I have reading lists critiqued. I have books downloaded to my Kindle that I need to read.
I have very little time.
This class ends at the end of March. I graduate on April 17th (with honors thankyouverymuch, I have a 3.85 GPA).
Overwhelmed doesn't even begin to describe my current state of mind... especially considering I have a baby-monkey of a 10 month old who clings to me when I try to hand him off and nurses for HOURS during the day and a very active 26 month old who needs to be regularly exercised at parks or museums or the zoo in order to give me 3 hours in the afternoon in which to continually nurse said monkey-child.
Whew. I'm exhausted already.
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