Archives for the ‘Monroe’ Category

Abstract – 20th Century American Fine Art Activism

By • Apr 26th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

My Monroe Project is going to be on American fine art activism in the 20th century. Fine art activism is a subclass of protest art, which, like the name implies, is art used in political activism. I will be focusing on drawing and painting, and not other forms of prevalent protest art, such as performance […]

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Finished Product Post: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Greetings all, Just wanted to give y’all a recapitulation on how my project turned out and the overall process. As I said before, I spent the first half or so of my summer doing more general research and getting a good feel for what exactly I was dealing with. Starting from day 1, I stockpiled […]



What it might really mean when we capitalize certain words

By • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research, William and Mary

We traditionally capitalize proper nouns in the English language in order to distinguish specific entities from generic terms. One capital letter can entirely change the meaning of a sentence. One might say, “I bought an Apple” in order to indicate that an Apple computer was purchased. While, “I bought an apple,” uncontroversially means that someone […]



Post #3: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

By • Jul 17th, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Hey everyone, So here’s my third post about how my project is going so far this summer. There’s not too much interesting new information to share with anyone.  The first half of the summer I focused on researching my topic and gathering data and statistics about opinions and countries. Now I’m moving on to actually […]



Blog Post 1: Franchise Quarterbacks

By • Jul 6th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

I recommend reading my abstract, which provides background information on the topic and project, before this blog post. http://upperclassmonroe.blogs.wm.edu/2015/03/20/abstract-what-is-a-quarterback-worth/ A note on naming conventions: When referring to a season, or a team from a particular season, the official NFL convention is to refer to it as the year that the regular season took place. This […]



Post #2: America’s Perception of the US’s K-12 Public Education System

By • Jul 3rd, 2015 • Category: China, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

This is the my second post on my project Examining the American Public’s Perception of the United States’ Education System as Failing. Since my last post, I looked more into international testing of students, cultural differences in how much emphasis is placed on education in different countries, and the merits of different educational systems, among other […]



Monroe Update 1

By • Jul 22nd, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Human Rights, Monroe, Research

Civil Conflict in Peripheral Nations: Media Coverage, Public Opinion and Diplomatic Response A large portion of the beginning of my research was focused on hammering down the more abstract pieces of my research question and related concepts. I understo…



Blog Post #1

By • Jun 24th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Currently, I am about a third of my way into my research. I have completed my introduction research about the demographics of the area, and complied some data about the health of the population, and the availability of clinics, assisted living homes an…



Witches, Words, and Women, Oh My: A Summary

By • Jul 30th, 2013 • Category: Bible, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

So by now all of my interviewees who are going to reply back have sent me their answers and my outline for my essay is all written up. I’ve done my last week of research and tied up all my loose ends: finding that one extra quote, looking up a few facts prompted by my… [Continue Reading]



Week Two: Entrevistas

By • Jul 2nd, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

As soon as I finished my final exams in May, I jumped on the train to Madrid to collect my interviews with Spanish-speakers. I was anxious about the prospect of undertaking this leg of the trip by myself, but I had been to Madrid several times before a…