Archive for December, 2012

“Regardless of whether the year is new or old”

By • Dec 31st, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

On December 27, 1954, Wallace Stevens wrote, “After listening to Silent Night for ninety-nine times, I am really a bit relieved that Christmas is over” (Letters 862), and I’m with him on that one. The beginning of 2013, however, means that I really need to get going on writing my thesis itself, and that it…
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Sudden Free Time

By • Dec 18th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After minor technological problems during our first participant, the experiment has run smoothly with no other glitches and I can now only wait for data to analyze. Although we were not able to run enough participants this semester for me to begin to see any pattern, I am, of course, hopeful and excited to see […]



Defended – My Thesis is Complete

By • Dec 11th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Yesterday, I defended my thesis in front of my examining committee.  I gave a brief presentation about my interest in the topic, my research question, my methodology, my findings, and the importance of my results.  Then, I answered questions from my examining committee about my project.  After some deliberation, the committee granted me highest honors.…
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November Updates

By • Dec 1st, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

What a month it has been! With one video production project complete and another on its way, it is a wonder that I found time to work on my thesis. But alas, I did find the time. The thesis has become my go-to fun activity, and I am quite pleased that I decided to partake…
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