Sunday, March 1, 2009

My First Dissertation House

As this was my first DH, I didn't know what to expect. Upon reflection, I am happy that I took part in it because I can say that I accomplished my primary objective of jump starting my proposal at the DH. My goals were to refine my topic, read three research articles, and read one article on methodology. Thanks to Dr. Carter and the DH environment, I achieved all my goals and my proposal came back from the dead. I was able to focus on my proposal like a laser beam. I was in the zone. I wish I could turn my house into DH.

Best of all, at the 2009 PROMISE Retreat, I meet new people and made new friends that I hope will last beyond PROMISE. Thanks to Dr. Tull and all who made the retreat happen. I look forward to more PROMISE events, especially the next Dissertation House.

Mansur Femi Mustapha
Public Policy, UMBC

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