When I first considered doing an independent study, I remember talking to Lynne and her recommending that I look through some of the past studies that were archived at the GRC. I went and paged through them and have to admit, I checked specifically to see which was the shortest one. “Okay,” I thought. “If I can get 30 pages like this other person did, I can do this.”
I've just printed the final version of my individual study to join the others in the GRC archive (final version but there's probably a few mistakes still in there. I've read it so many times, it doesn't even register anymore. And I've done nearly 30 (!) different drafts of this project over the semester) and the funniest thing is that I'm probably submitting one of the longest individual studies they'll have – 50 pages of text in the actual document, 10 pages of appended comments from people I interviewed, 6 pages of slides (which would've been another 30 pages if I'd printed one slide per page with notes instead of 6 slides per page). Oh, and a few pages for bibliography too!
So if you're looking for some light reading for the semester break, here you go:
Lynne has suggested that I try to get it published somewhere so any feedback or suggestions towards my next revision would be appreciated (although not acted on in any type of timely fashion. I need a break from this project!)