التَّسليم root: س-ل-م / verbal noun of form II / definition: submitting, submission Yesterday I submitted my dissertation and, with it, completed my master’s degree in Advanced Arabic! The dissertation deadline was actually today, so I wasn’t scrambling to finish like I thought I might be. I realised I was thankfully cruising through to submissionContinue reading “Master’s, Completed”
نِهاية root: ن-ه-ي / noun / definition: end, finish This year has felt long in many ways, but as I approach my dissertation’s September deadline, I feel as though I’m being outpaced by time. I’ll admit I’ve been a bit too laid-back about my dissertation until now (as panic starts to tap urgently on myContinue reading “A Dissertation, More Poetry, and Moving Forward”
رِسالة root: ر-س-ل / noun / plural: رَسائِل or رِسالات / definition: dissertation I remember—back in autumn 2018, starting my final year of BA Arabic and Linguistics—I was searching for dissertation ideas. I’m not sure why I was surprised, given the general lack of specific resources for Arabic students, but I didn’t find anything helpfulContinue reading “Dissertation Topic Ideas for Arabic Language Students”
فَنّ root: ف-ن-ن / noun / plural: فُنون / definition: art In much more succinct terms than those which appeared in its title, my dissertation explored specific expressions of the concept of “homeland” (الوَطَن) in Arabic poetry.