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1/16/10 7:01 P

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By the way, the Holocaust Survivor topic sounded fascinating. I did a lot of research in that in undergrad (not nearly as expansive as your research), and I found it to be a very emotionally difficult subject to deal with.

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1/16/10 6:58 P

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I'm going for my Masters in Education in TESOL. I want to be an ESL teacher. I'm thinking of doing my thesis on heritage language learners and how learning a heritage language can be very similar to how others learn an L2.

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1/8/10 3:46 P

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Hmm, good ideas. Originally my thesis was going to be on faculty training, but when I had to re-do it, I couldn't think of anything. In my current position, when I was new, I thought about a thesis on "Entitlement", but wasn't sure where I wanted to go with that.

When I read your post, I was thinking about it last night and am maybe now thinking on perceptions of registrar's in schools.

By the way, your life sounds WAY more exciting than mine!

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1/7/10 3:43 P

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Hey, there - of course you are a graduate student...until you finish! And you will!

Do you have any thesis ideas? My dissertation topic came out of my life experience and interest. I was a social worker and worked with Holocaust survivors at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for a number of years and really developed an expertise...then I moved to Vienna, Austria (my husband is Austrian) where I fell in love with the history of the country and became involved with the Jewish community there. I'm working on a PhD in history and my topic ("Jewish Holocaust Survivors' Repatriation to Austria") just seems natural now, as I look back on it.

Maybe there are things and interests in your education studies that have spilled over to your life that you could combine like I did??

~Betsy

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I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. My name is Michelle and I'm not sure if I can be called a graduate student or not! I started graduated school a few years ago and in 2006 started my thesis then had to scrap it as I did some things out of order. Since then, I have not touched it. I am looking at going back finishing as my thesis is the only thing left I need to do.

I had a lot going on in 2006, with working extra hours due to personnel changes, getting married, dealing with someone at work that made me mentally and emotionally exhausted. Because of that, I spent 2007 looking for a new job and finally found one in October 2007 and have spent the last couple years learning my job.

I know the major part of my dilemma is - what the heck to I do my thesis on? I'm curios to find out how people came up with their topics.

By the way, my focus is Higher Education. I was/am getting my master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education and Leadership.

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