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Final Post

By • May 7th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey all, Thanks again to all my loyal readers who have been following this blog all year. With a mere 9 days until graduation, this is my final post, wrapping up The Gap. My thesis defense took place a little over a week ago, and my committee awarded my thesis Highest Honors. I promised that […]

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Change of Location

By • Apr 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Hi folks!
Just a quick update: the location of my thesis defense tomorrow has been changed to a larger room thanks to popular demand. It will now be in McGlothlin-Street 20, and still at 1pm. Thanks!



ALL DONE!!

By • Apr 15th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, Well, I’m all finished. I turned in my completed Honors thesis, “Closing the Communication Gap Between Undergraduates and Mathematics Professors,” a week ago today. Thanks to a lot of diligent work over the summer and winter breaks, I was able to send off my final draft to my committee a full EIGHT DAYS […]

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Wrapping it all up

By • Apr 7th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, This is my LAST retrospective post. Enjoy! A few weeks ago, I completed the testing sessions, and it was all very successful. Thanks to the help of my assistants, Anna Dausman and Jacob Lassin, everything went off without a hitch, and I now have 84 sets of assessments and questionnaire responses. I graded […]

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Preparation for Testing Sessions, Part 3

By • Mar 25th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, This is the latest in a series of retrospective blog posts, detailing the steps I took to prepare for the testing sessions for my thesis project. Enjoy! With the clock ticking, I’m tweaking, tweaking, tweaking. Only a week remains before the testing sessions, the most important part of my data collection, begin, and […]

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Colloquium Presentation

By • Feb 18th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey all, Thanks to those of you who came out to my Honors Colloquium presentation! For those who couldn’t, I’ve posted the presentation and handout online at http://djvill.people.wm.edu/Colloquium.html. Thanks, everyone! Dan

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Preparation for Testing Sessions, Part 2

By • Feb 11th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, This is the latest in a series of retrospective blog posts, detailing the steps I took to prepare for the testing sessions for my thesis project. Enjoy! Logistics, logistics, logistics. Now that I’ve got all of my stimulus materials completed, I’ve got to figure out how I’m going to disseminate and control access […]

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Honors Colloquium!!

By • Feb 11th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

A quick PSA, dear readers: This Monday, February 15, I will be presenting my Honors thesis (i.e., what you’re reading about in this blog) as a part of the Charles Center’s Eleventh Annual Honors Colloquium (http://bit.ly/bCF1Gq). The presentation will be given in Blow Hall 201, and will run from 6:30-7:00. If you’ve been reading this […]

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Preparation for Testing Sessions, Part 1

By • Feb 9th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, This is the latest in a series of retrospective blog posts, detailing the steps I took to prepare for the testing sessions for my thesis project. Enjoy! I’ve got quite the bit of work ahead of me. The task I started over the summer, putting together lesson videos from videos on the internet, […]

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Recruitment, Part 2

By • Jan 28th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, This is the latest in a series of retrospective blog posts, detailing my recruitment efforts for my thesis project. Enjoy! Okay, ready for action. There are 8 sections of Calculus I this semester, with a total enrollment of 261 students, and 4 sections of Study of Language, the introductory Linguistics course, with 115 […]

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