Tuesday November 30, 2004
- Completing the required courses
- Finishing my thesis
- Receiving comments from all three committee members and making the necessary revisions
- Printing out a draft and submitting it for a format review
- Fixing the three (minor!) formatting issues that turned up
- Printing out two final copies (89 pages each)
- Getting ink signatures from all committee members, including two who were out of town, on both copies of the thesis and also on the degree request form
- Paying a $25 fee (which includes binding the thesis)
- and taking all the various theses, receipts, and forms to the appropriate office
...I have, as of today, satisfied the requirements for the Master's degree.
Woo-hoo! After handing her the signed degree request form, I asked the administrator in the Linguistics office when I should consider myself to have a Master's degree, and she looked at me blankly for a second, then said, "Um, now." There'll apparently be some kind of confirmation email in a couple of weeks, followed by a diploma in three to four months.
What's up next for The Tensor, you ask? I'll probably put my thesis up on the web shortly, after a few formatting tweaks—I'll post a link. In the longer term, I plan to continue on and get a Ph.D., assuming they'll have me.
Finally, in celebration, I leave you with this quotation from the one and only Darth Vader:
When I left you, I was but a learner. Now I am the master!
[Update: Oops, I forgot:
- Demonstrating the ability to read linguistics literature in a foreign language (French)]
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Congratulations...Enjoy your freedom.
*is a lemming* Congratulations! And where's the entry about the done-with-everything party?
I join in congratulating you. I recount a somewhat-on-topic story on my blog.
The same from me!