<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Birkbeck (Spring 2008) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Birkbeck (Spring 2008)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 21/04/2018 20:05:17)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Research Students: End of Term report (student version)</B><BR><BR><B>Name of Student</B>: Theo Todman (part-time)<BR><B>Name of Supervisor</B>: Jen Hornsby<BR><B>Term</B>: Spring 2008<BR><BR><ol type="1"></B><li><B>In what subject area were you scheduled to work?</B> Thesis  Personal Identity. </li><li><B>How many tutorials have you attended this term?</B> Four. 4th & 18th February and 3rd and 17th March 2008.</li><li><B>If you have attended less than the prescribed number (once every three weeks for a part-time student), what are the reasons for this?</B> Not applicable. </li><li><B>What work did you <I>aim</I> to complete during the term? </B>My intention was to complete a draft chapter of my Thesis (Chapter 2   <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_734.htm">What are We</A><SUP>1</SUP>? ). I had produced a very detailed but (in retrospect) ridiculously optimistic plan for the achievement of this goal, but couldn t stick to it. I did, however, complete a proportion of the preliminary work, which was reviewed in the supervisions. </li><li><B>How many pre-submissions/chapters etc. are <I>actually</I> in hand as a result of the term s supervisory work? </B>The above Chapter is now in suspense, and I have moved on to Chapter 6, on Constitution. I intend to make some progress on this in the Summer term. </li><li><B>Where the work scheduled isn't complete, please indicate how much more remains for you to do.</B> The work I have done on either Chapter is mainly investigative  detailed analysis of research papers with my own comments. I have yet to find my own voice. There is a lot to do, mainly because I ve only found about half the time I need to do in order to address the course properly. </li><li><B>What general comments do you have to make on the overall development of your work?</B> I have found it difficult to adapt to part-time research, and no longer think I can continue in this vein. I intend to cease the course at the end of this year, and re-apply for full-time study in a couple of years time after I have retired from paid employment. </li><li><B>Do you have any particular comments that you would like to make to the Graduate Standing Committee concerning your supervision this term?</B> The reasons for the above decision are as follows:- <ul type="disc"><li>I have found it more difficult continually to pick up and put down research than I had done in the past with short topics. </li><li>Additionally, research is more in the category of  work than undergraduate study, which I would classify as  fun . Consequently, in the interests of psychological balance, I ve been tempted into numerous other pursuits that have taken time away from my research. </li><li>Hence research has proved more difficult for me to pursue wholeheartedly as a part time student than was the BA. </li><li>The social side is also deficient for busy part-time research students (given that most research students are full time), and I have found a lack of opportunity to participate. </li><li>Consequently I have less sympathy for the concerns and research projects of the other research students than I would have had I the time to engage with them. This makes the weekly Research Seminars less satisfying than might otherwise be the case. </li><li>Also, research seminars are frequently held during the day (eg. Dorothy Edgington s on <I>Vagueness</I>), when I cannot attend. </li><li>Finally, my part-time paid employment (which was intended to leave room for philosophical research) has resulted in a full-time job squashed into 3 days, so that I m frequently exhausted on my days off. Consequently, I pursue my research with less vigour than I otherwise might, especially when it is going badly. </li></ul> </li></ol><B>Supporting Material</B>: <ol type="1"><li>I produce a detailed Monthly Status Report for my own record at <a name="W2013W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.theotodman.com/Notes/Notes_5/Notes_518.htm" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>. </li><li>My Spring Term Plan is at <a name="W2017W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.theotodman.com/TermPlan08Spring.htm" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>. </li><li>My Thesis Chapter Breakdown is at <a name="W2015W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.theotodman.com/Notes/Notes_7/Notes_733.htm" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>, and </li><li>My Research Proposal is at <a name="W2016W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.theotodman.com/Notes/Notes_0/Notes_1.htm" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>. </li></ol></P> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Versions:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_814_0_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0 (with reading list), and </li><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_814_1_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 1.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 2 Versions of this Note:</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">18/12/2010 19:58:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3842</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_814_40530832.htm">Status: Birkbeck (Spring 2008)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">26/05/2008 18:59:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3843</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_814_39594791.htm">Status: Birkbeck (Spring 2008)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">21/04/2018 20:05:17</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">814 (Status: Birkbeck (Spring 2008))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_734.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">What are We?</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <BR><HR><BR><h3>Summary of Note Links to this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1141.htm#17"><span title="High Quality">Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Papers</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><br><hr><br><h3 class = "Left">Text Colour Conventions</h3><OL TYPE="1"><li><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><li><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL><BR> <center><BR><HR><BR><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD><TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD><TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T18:02" pubdate>02/08/2018 18:02:11</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD><TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD></TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR></BODY></HTML>