Archive for October, 2019

The Fear of the Blank Page

By • Oct 31st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m writing this post on Halloween because I’m worried that some people might not have a costume prepared for the spooky festivities. If you really want to scare people this Halloween, dress up like the creative writing rewrite process. So much has changed in my novel since I started writing it. Characters have full personalities…
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Made Visible (Research Conclusion)

By • Oct 25th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Today, I presented Black Rainbow at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, bringing an “end” to my summer research project. This was the first time I publicly presented research, and it was a surprisingly enriching experience. I went into it doubting if I would be able to attract interested people to my presentation – it is something of […]

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Analyzing Last Interview (Update 5)

By • Oct 24th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I was able to complete three interviews in the past two months, which I find satisfactory for this pilot research project. That being said, the third interview I analyzed was the last. Soon, I’ll start trying to compile the themes I found in all three interviews into one cohesive analysis. But for now, I’ll discuss […]

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New Me, New Plan: A Move into Theatre

By • Oct 23rd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m back with another belated post on my honors research project where I am writing a comedy novel, titled Tell Me What You Really Think. I wanted to quickly recap a new plan that I made with my adviser at the start of this semester. If you’ve seen any of my other posts, you would know…
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Analyzing the Second Interview (Update 4)

By • Oct 21st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I decided to analyze each interview transcript separately before attempting to collate the themes from each. It helps me keep organized and will make any themes that vary by participant demographics – which were collected in a quick survey – more prominent. This second interview that I analyzed was quite similar to the first; there […]

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Beginning the Analysis Stage (Update 3)

By • Oct 16th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

To date I have completed three interviews and finished transcribing each of them. The transcription process took quite awhile, which I expected but was still a challenge nonetheless! At this point, I have begun analyzing the data. To do so I have printed out the transcriptions and combed through each one highlighting and annotating along […]

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Blog post 3: Finding the right sources

By • Oct 15th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After delving into Oryx and Crake, I did some research into more specific articles regarding toxicity affecting women. During this stage, I did a lot of reading that a lot of the time…did not quite help me with my project. This was challenging, as I had gone in with a lot of enthusiasm about all…
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A Recap of My Summer Research

By • Oct 14th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, internship, Research

For those of you who are missing the sunny weather of summer, you’re welcome for this super belated blog post where I talk about my summer. For those of you who would rather forget about summer and cuddle up with a comfy sweater and hot apple cider (because this season used to be about apple…
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This Summer’s Research: Blog Post 2

By • Oct 10th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Literature, Research

Hello to any readers: I will be posting blogs from the research I did this summer, as for my thesis, I am now in the “writing” stage. Blog Post 2: Starting out with the literature This summer, since my research combines literary criticism, gender (Ecofeminist) theory, and scientific information, I started by looking into a…
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To Be Exposed (Research Update #4)

By • Oct 4th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It’s become increasingly clear to me that the work of digital research doesn’t really end. Yes, I will be presenting my work and progress as a symposium in just a few short weeks, where I will talk about what I learned through the summer and early fall with both peers and faculty. The internet, however, […]

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