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The Home Stretch

By • Apr 8th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Time has just flown by- I can’t believe that at this time last year I was planning my research trip to Paris. And I really can’t believe that I will be turning in my thesis next Friday! I forgot how time consuming it can be to edit, especially since I have never edited a 60-page […]

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Le Roi Danse 2010-03-14 12:21:57

By • Mar 14th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t believe it, but I have written the first draft of my entire thesis! I had to go to the library to print off all 60 pages because I knew my ink cartridge wouldn’t last. It’s definitely satisfying to see all of my work printed out. While it was a relief to have the […]

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Le Roi Danse 2010-02-23 21:41:53

By • Feb 23rd, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have had the opportunity to present my thesis multiple times over the past week.  This has been an interesting experience for me. I only talk in depth about my thesis about once a week with my advisor. The rest of my time is devoted to reading and writing, I rarely talk about my thesis […]

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Le Roi Danse 2010-02-01 23:59:20

By • Feb 1st, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I found it much easier to blog while I was in Paris because I thought people would find my research more interesting. But the process of research is also worth considering. Throughout high school and college, I have been good at picking paper topics, researching, and writing the paper. While I completed an “extended essay” […]

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Le Roi Danse 2009-11-29 19:56:12

By • Nov 29th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have greatly neglected my blog this semester, but not for lack of progress with my thesis. At the end of the spring semester, I was introduced to a history professor who specializes in French History. He offered to give me permission for a senior seminar called Research Methods in the History Department. This class, […]

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Le Roi Danse 2009-07-30 18:51:31

By • Jul 30th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

These past few weeks, I have made a shift from primary sources to theoretical texts. As my pile of books and list of books continue to grow, I’ve started to panic a little… But, after going over my pages of lists of books to read, my advisor helped me to pick out the most important […]

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Le Roi Danse 2009-07-07 19:28:58

By • Jul 7th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Sorry for the delay in posting- I’m having trouble getting over the fact that sitting at home researching isn’t nearly as interesting as being in Paris! It seems like a dream that I was living and researching in Paris a month ago, I still can’t believe it. Even though I’ve been home, the research continues… […]

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Le Roi Danse 2009-06-03 12:40:51

By • Jun 3rd, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

While I’m on the metro and walking around, I love people watching…It’s so much more interesting in a huge city, the different people you see are just mindboggling. In Paris, no one looks at you funny if you’re alone. The French tend to be private people; they don’t have to have someone to walk with […]

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Le Roi Danse 2009-06-02 15:21:06

By • Jun 2nd, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well I’m certainly getting into the “search” part of research. Some books that I think will be useful turn out to be worthless, but I guess I can’t be lucky all the time. For example, when I went to the Opéra site, I was excited to get a dossier, basically a folder with information, about […]

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Le Roi Danse 2009-05-28 13:47:13

By • May 28th, 2009 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Saturday, I took a bus tour to Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau with some friends from home who happened to be in Paris. Court ballets were performed at both châteaux, so it was both a fun and informative day. Vaux-le-Vicomte was built by Nicolas Fouquet, the surintendant of Finances, during the 17th century. He was also very […]