Mar
19

March Update: The Final Countdown

My thesis is due in exactly 24 days, on April 13. I’m definitely not counting the days down, or anything. Actually, I feel uncharacteristically calm about where my work has gone so far. I finished my latest draft on March 16, and I have written 49 complete pages. That’s within the requirements for the English department,…
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Feb
14

February Update: Honors Colloquium Recap

So I presented at the colloquium yesterday, and overall I think it went pretty well! I went first, but it was a friendly audience and my nerves quickly dissipated. Being forced to explain what I am researching and what I aim to accomplish in only 15 minutes was tough but ultimately really helpful. It helped me concentrate…
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Jan
30

January Update: Actually Writing Chapters and Preparing for the Colloquium

As January ends, I have completed drafts of my introduction, first section (a close examination of the dystopian genre and the novel itself), and am re-watching the Hulu series to start the second section (about the recent adaptation). Once that’s complete, I’ll need to write a “conclusion” or final bridge to come full circle with everything…
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Dec
30

Year-End Update: What’s Next?

2017 is almost over, and with 2018 comes the end of my time in undergrad and the conclusion of my thesis. It’s scary to think about such big things coming to a close, but I think I’m ready. At the end of last semester, I re-evaluated my thesis thoughts and came up with an outline to…
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Nov
30

November Update

So far, I have written one chapter as well as a draft introduction. My next step is to write out a more formal outline for my next steps before the end of the semester. To contextualize survivor’s guilt and the struggle to survive during a fascist or dictatorial regime, I am going to do some…
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