A bright and cheerful colleague of mine, Sarah McLewin Kincaid, was kind enough to share her tips for re-igniting her passion for her masters thesis.
Her suggestions are wonderfully whimsical. I will try #1 today on my way to the library.
Here are Sarah's suggestions...
"One fun things I do to help me with my thesis is make a list of fun ways I can work on it. Here's a few things on my fun thesis list
1) write a poem about a reading
2) read the news on Tunisia
3) go to coffee with a Tunisian friend
4) find images that represent my research question
5) journal about my progress
6) watch a documentary related to my topic"
I love her list because it engages the left and right brain. It also shows that Sarah engages her whole self with the project. She engages with film, art, and people. This ensures that her whole being is a part of her writing...not just her frontal lobe.
I suspect her thesis will be not only more enjoyable to write, but also a wonderful reflection of herself. This will help her after she graduates as well. She will be an integrated whole, not just someone who engaged her brain for two years.
Email me with your suggestions or respond to Sarah's!!
Sarah Federman, PhD