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Dorothy Rowe

Monday 27 December 2010


Essay and PowerPoint presentation finished – apart from a final review and edit.

Unfortunately [there is always a downside] the essay is a tad too long. About 1000 words too long – which in an essay which was supposed to be no more than 2,500 words is, perhaps, more than a tad. My trusty editor has read it and suggested some cuts – otherwise it would have been even longer – but neither of us can see where else I could cut it without losing the thread of the argument.

I’m torn between handing it in and hoping they don’t notice <g> – or ‘fessing up and telling them to just read the first two thirds! Trouble is, the last bit is the bit which refers to my own practice, which is part of the brief. Sounds suspiciously like I haven’t really answered the question, doesn’t it?

The problem is that it turned into a fairly academic discussion of Susie MacMurray's work, which I than pulled together by linking her approach to my own.

Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it…

I suspect the PowerPoint will be too long as well, but as I have no experience of PowerPointing – indeed, spent a lot of time in my last years at work resisting the notion – I don’t really know. Anyone know if 2 minutes per slide is a reasonable time allocation? That I could cut if necessary.

Glad it’s all done, though – now on to finishing off the Drawing Studies portfolio and then I can get down to the 3D piece. Oh, and New Year…

1 comment:

Karen Eade said...

Yes, 2 mins is what is usually recommended. Best to test by lining up a compliant audience (e.g. Quality Control), setting a timer and then going for it! Remember to look at the audience and not your own slides - that is the usual mistake.
Happy Christmas!