Written Portion - Done!
Quite frankly, with the way things were going at the fair, I was fearful last week that I would not get my final question completed. It was supposed to only be about ten pages; however, when I finished it yesterday, it turned out to be 15. After rewriting a lot of chapter three (methodology) and a little bit of chapter two (review of the literature), my final exam question (#4) ended up being 82 pages. Thankfully, I made the due date and I'm pleased with it! (I just hope it will be good enough for my Professors who will make that decision soon.)
After spending too much money, all four packets for my doc committee were ready to be mailed. I was SOOOOOOO EXCITED that I asked the cashier at Staples to take my picture explaining, "This is culminating five continuous years of work and it's over! I feel a HUGE weight off of my shoulders!" I cannot even describe how glorious it feels after pouring everything I had into it this summer. All four questions of my writing ended up totaling 191 pages.
Now I will focus on preparing for my research submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Since my dissertation research will be conducted with human subjects (National Board Certified Teachers), I must have approval. Then I have to begin preparing for my oral defense which will be held in a few weeks. But right now - I'm floating!! The written portion of my candidacy exams is finally over!! Praise be to God!