One of my deadlines this semester became more concrete this week. I have to finish gathering data for my pilot study by Monday, and I have an advertising paper and powerpoint to finish by Monday as well. I will have a lot of time tonight and tomorrow to work on everything, if I can concentrate. I keep thinking about personal stuff. It’s a bit distracting. (See “Le Oiseau Rebelle” for more on the personal stuff.)
Fortunately, I made an outline for the advertising class paper. I don’t feel very confident about the paper. It’s about the history of advertising, including product placement. It feels like my teacher is a bit too positive about everything. She doesn’t correct people very often and says everything is great. It’s nice that she is so perky. It’s also detrimental when I want her to tell me “don’t waste your time on this paper. Do your original idea. It’s way better.” But, I already started researching this new one, and it’s due next Monday. I will do my best to make it palatable. Also, I want to make the presentation good enough to keep people from surfing Facebook the entire time I present.