joyce (joyce) wrote,

At some point, I started writing ridiculously long sentences. I've started realizing that perhaps having a hard time getting under page limits is not necessarily a good thing, and perhaps it's because I'm too damned wordy. (At this point, anyone who interacts with me on a daily basis is laughing hysterically.) This is actually one of the better sentences in my introduction:

At pre-1965 immigration rates, ethnic communities had steady growth rates and were not necessarily dominated by recent immigrants, meaning that the community as a whole had greater incentive to assimilate; however, at today’s immigration rates, ethnic communities continue to be primarily composed of first and second generation immigrants, who may well maintain stronger cultural ties to their countries of origin than previous groups of immigrants (Alba & Nee 1997).

It's going to be a long week.
Tags: thesis

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    Snort. I was just looking at my thesis, and after all the proofreading and other people proofreading and the fine tooth comb the school put it…

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    Woot. I've made my formatting corrections (separate from the suggested revisions by my committee; formatting can keep me from graduating) and…

  • more later, but...

    PASSED. Two SUGGESTED but not required revisions. I have signed signature pages in my posession. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! :) :) :)

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