The last couple of weeks have been extremely overwhelming for me, but this week I do feel that my project proposal is finally coming together. I have been researching my topic for the last few weeks and have quite a lot of information already. However, sometimes I do feel you can have a little too much info at the start, which can confuse and overwhelm you. This in turn, can make you feel as I did, not sure about where to turn and if you are on the right track. After last weeks one to one and the surgery session I do feel much more confident and that I am on the right track for my project and also for my short essay. Although, I am still a little nervous about doing my informal presentation on Tuesday, I do feel like I have a plan to follow and I also have a first draft of my proposal yay! I can then hopefully refine this next week after feedback from both tutors, peers and the unconference next Saturday.
My project will be a comparative essay concentrating on Bengal and Dundee, specifically focusing on the labour force in the mills and three main areas (which I will go into in greater detail on Tuesday).
Looking Forward to Next Year…………
This week I also received an email on information and deadline for my application for my honours dissertation/project. I honestly thought this would have been a little later on. However, I would like to find a way to continue my research in this area for my dissertation/project as it is something that I am very interested in. One idea I have is to expand into the textile trade with Dundee in a specific timeline, concentrating on global connections with the flow of raw materials and textiles in other parts of the world and Dundee, with specific attention to imports and exports. This will also take a look at industrialization and how Dundee became renowned for its textile industry. Is this a good idea?? I’m not sure, what does everyone else think? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.