I am so proud of myself. Yesterday I completed a draft of my literature review. I read a few articles about the achievement gap and setting students up for success instead of failure. I did not realize that I could actually start my literature review before finishing all of the literature until my faculty mentor informed me. He said that I do not need a large amount of literature to begin drafting a literature review. It is actually better to start early and just build on the literature review as I come across new relevant literature. Even though this may seem like common sense, I was unaware.
I’m excited that my new research project is progressing. I am a worried because I graduate in June and I’m unsure of how I am going to keep up with my research. I have been thinking about emailing a professor at a graduate school that I am interested in attending in order to find out whether he/she is looking for a research assistant. It is really annoying to think about because I am waiting for some offers from programs and those offers are what determine my plans for the next year. I don’t want to email professors too late, but I also don’t want to get accepted into a program and cancel on a professor that I want to work with. I guess all I can do is wait and hope for the best.