21 April 2006

Malynne & the Zombies

I have a problem (see left, & read on)... my thesis advisor seems to think i'm a genius. Either that, or she is constantly blowing smoke up my ass telling me i'm a genius - neither of which is very conducive to much hard work at revising my paper. The thing is, when i actually talk to her in person, she's very convincing. I hear her 'wow! amazing! great work!'s in an email & i'm think she's simply not reading anything i send her, but when we have a meeting, she really convinces me that she believes i know what the hell i'm doing...I go in to meet with her today & she says:

"It's really good. I don't think you should change a thing."

This about the draft i've just handed in that, at one point, cuts off mid-sentence and has a piece of my outline pasted in... Thankfully, she next says "of course i don't mean that," but basically then tells me i need to take out my self-deprecating parenthetical remarks & maybe change that outline bit...

No, i mean, really, i get great feedback from her, but i also worry that somehow i've just managed to fool her into believing i know quite a bit more than i do (which i don't). Let's just hope it lasts until she writes me a recommendation letter...

2 comments:

Donhowe said...

I thought getting a Master's at the U of C was all about making people think you know what you are talking about...at least that's the feeling I had when I finally finished my thesis and got mine!

seeger said...

well... that's what academia is in general right?