Okay. So I thought I had my class schedule all figured out, then I learned that I can actually replace two of my electives, not just one, with an independent study while working on my thesis. So I’m about 95% sure I’m going to drop the linguistics class I was taking this semester. but I’m just nervous that something will happen to mess up the possibility of my taking two electives next semester. But I’m not enjoying this semester’s linguistics class, and if I do take it, I don’t think I’d have enough time to focus on my thesis research. Mostly I just really want to drop it, so I probably will.
In other news, I registered to take the GRE in a few weeks (and lined up rides there and back, thanks car-owning housemates!) Additionally, I’ve started looking into graduate degrees in Deaf Education and Deaf Studies. I’ve also learned that, while many PhDs are fully funded, Masters degrees are super not. “Super not” to the tune of $45,000 tuition per year… so that’s going to be an obstacle.
Finally, I perused the job listings of some schools for the Deaf and found that I’m actually already qualified or could soon be qualified for some of the positions! So that could be a possibilty, if I decide I don’t want to go (or don’t get in) to graduate programs right out of undergrad.
Some vague progress has been made, but I have a lot of research ahead of me. (Funny, that’s kind of how I feel about my thesis right now as well.)