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The past couple weeks….

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My two chapters are written, revised, and submitted.  It was quite an adventure to actually write….  After spending so much time on research, it was exhilarating to finally put some things together.  Having two chapters written (though I’ll definitely revise them to … Continue reading

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November 24- November 30

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Ahhh, writing.  I’m excited to actually have reached this point.  Something about it is really… invigorating.  Finally putting all your research and ideas together is great.  I keep on finding, however, areas where I could expand my research even more. … Continue reading

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November 17th-23rd

By • Nov 23rd, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’m really happy with my progress over the past week.  I met with my advisor, and she and I were both really pleased with my write-up for our meeting.  My arguments are really developing well, and my sources are all … Continue reading

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November 10th-16th

By • Nov 17th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Okay.  I’ve gone through Low’s diary in much greater detail this past week, figuring it would be helpful to look at it more closely since my larger argument and thought processes have really developed over the past week or so. … Continue reading

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November 3rd-9th

By • Nov 9th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My advisor and I had a very successful meeting on Tuesday.  We went over my outline (I’ve shifted a couple things around as a result), and my advisor thinks everything is quite well organized.  I’m tackling things thematically; I will … Continue reading

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October 27 – November 2

By • Nov 3rd, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This past week has been pretty productive.  I’ve spent a lot of time digging through Ann Marie Low’s “Dust Bowl Diary,” which (to me) is a truly fascinating text.  Low was an incredibly independent and individualistic young woman; she embraced … Continue reading

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October 20-26

By • Oct 27th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As hoped, I spent a good amount of time this past week organizing my notes by themes and ideas.  This will make it much easier to actually write, and it is currently helping me identify gaps and points of weakness … Continue reading

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October 13-19

By • Oct 20th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This past week was spent focusing on my book review and the text on which I wrote.  I’ve also been digging through Caroline Henderson’s letters in greater depth.  They are so much fun to read but also provide great insight … Continue reading

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October 6-12

By • Oct 13th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This past week’s research was a bit slow for me.  I focused primarily on the causes of the Dust Bowl.  Nobody can deny that the removal of the grasses, etc., from the soil, in conjunction with high winds, caused the … Continue reading

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September 29-October 5

By • Oct 5th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Let me start by saying that I literally spent ten minutes trying to figure out how to update my blog.  The new site looks great, but I really cannot navigate it!  I ended up using a link in an old … Continue reading

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