After receiving feedback on my field statement last weekend, I worked through whatever free time I had this week to update the paper as required so I can move into the next phase of the program. I have now finished and submitted the second draft of my complete field statement.
As with my last update, here are the statistics for you “numbers” types. The second draft is a little heavier than the first:
106 total pages
113 bibliography entries
24,177 words (not counting footnotes and endnotes)
I received feedback on the two sections of my field statement that were still in draft form and spent the weekend revising and rewriting to bring them more into alignment with the approved section. After much writing and rewriting, I began putting everything together early this evening.
Because I had auto-formatted the sections in each individual document, I was able to bring them all together fairly painlessly. I did decide to change the format from I.A.1.a. to 188.8.131.52. as it seemed to be easier to follow in the larger document. There weren’t a lot of other formatting changes necessary, though I moved all three bibliographies to the back of the document, retaining them as individual sections. I also wrote a brief introduction and conclusion to bring the three fields together and to start down the path of discussing research questions for my dissertation proposal.
So … for you “numbers types” … here’s what I ended up with:
103 total pages
110 bibliography entries
23,556 words (not counting footnotes and endnotes)
What’s next? I submitted the complete field statement draft to my chair, so now I wait. As I receive feedback, I will make updates. Once he has approved it, I will send it to the other two members of my committee and hopefully be able to take my field exam in the next 3-4 weeks.