1. (more formal) Would you mind... [opening the window]? 2. Could you please... [turn off the lights]? 3. (informal) Can you... [pass me the chicken]? 4. Please... [send me the information]. 5. I'd appreciate it if you could... [wash the dishes].
In the humanities, several semesters following your coursework and preliminary examination will be devoted to completing the research involved with your interests. During this time, youll be expected to periodically update your committee on your progress, providing them with literature reviews and outlines, depending on your arrangement. You may also be expected to publish supplementary papers periodically in academic journals.