See, haven't I been a good girl? No posting for 2 whole days! I have pretty much completed all of the reading on various processing models and now just have the horror of the morphology and tense marking and associated delay theorem to go. I also made a command decision and just started typing the fucking thing without having read all of my stuff. Thus I got like a third of it done and have subsequently just been going back through it to actually reference my wild rambling.
And surprisingly, so far, it's not completely shit. I'm about to get into the messy stuff though and this is where I panic, coz I don't like talking about things unless I'm 100% sure on what I think about it. This is what gets me into trouble and means that I read through hundreds of articles- because I can't just spout what they research, I want to actually UNDERSTAND what's going on.
This is my issue with literature reviews, they are just so completely infinite. I'm serious, I could go on forever researching the research behind that claim that lead to that theory, that was based upon that earlier research to prove that other theory...and so it goes on and on and on.
At some point I have to end it, but the more I read, the more I feel like I need to read and thus I waste all of my time on research and have to write crap at the last minute.
Currently I have 26hrs until this is due, with another 8 articles to read and 2000 words to write. And meanwhile I'm feeling like I will need to go back and find some extra stuff to back things up. Maybe...like just some van der lely stuff and maybe a thing or to on the auditory processing stuff...and then of course there's more stuff on other languages to dip into.
ARRRGGH! MUST. STOP. RESEARCHING.
Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.
I am thinking that next semester I may need to seriously consider cutting back and only doing one topic, I have two big trips and various visitations of friends/family members to work around after all and I realise that if I hadn't actually been between jobs, there is no way in hell I would have been able to get everything done this semester. I just hate feeling like I failed :/
Anyway, back to the grind!