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A Name By Any Other Would Just Be Uncivilized.

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Eve of Proposal Defense...*gulp* [Apr. 8th, 2008|10:08 pm]
A Name By Any Other Would Just Be Uncivilized.
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So I defend my proposal tomorrow afternoon. It's starting to feel like I will be defending the way I've lived for the past 5 or 6 months. I've dreamed, breathed, and ate agenda setting theory. I've read tons of articles about the campaign. I've listened to tons of podcasts. This thesis has been my life for a while now. Even before I had a defined topic, my thesis has been at the forefront of my mind.

I think I'm on track to get this thing done. While I'll be paying for summer tuition (booo), I'll soon be a Master of Journalism - so to speak.

I've enjoyed conducting research. It's been an enlightening experience. I do think I can do it for a living, though teaching is my first love. Or desire might be the better term. I always enjoyed my interactions when I would train people on the board at TC, or show how to work a camera in the studio. I think at some level, be it at the higher education level, or high school, teaching was always a latent professional goal of mine. Thanks to teachers and professors like Mr. Baker and Wess, I've had some great inspiration and guidance.

But research is a new love in my life. Behind video production and teaching of course. I've discovered that I now look at the world through a new perspective. I make lists of potential research topics. From what's on tv at bars to comparisons of pop culture and history, I think I have an interesting future with research. Publishing is the next great frontier. That and doctoral studies.

Dr. Roberts has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

[User Picture]From: yagoof
2008-04-21 05:55 am (UTC)
I took a class a few semesters ago with a Dr. Roberts... it totally demands attention and authority!
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