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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Feb
06

January Update

I have successfully completed the first draft of my thesis. Working over winter break, and in the first few weeks of this semester, I was able to compile my older writings and add in a significant new amount of information in order to complete my draft. It was a fun process, but equally grinding as…
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Feb
03

January Update

January Update   I went back home to China during the winter break. It was nice to see my family since I haven’t been home for a year and a half. The break was necessary for I can reset myself from a busy semester where application, research and coursework were happening at the same time.

Feb
01

January Update

Building off my update last month, I did read Pedagogy of the Oppressed over break and it, along with Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression,” have become very important both to my literature review and my personal research ethic. One side effect of my research is that I have begun to apply the analytical framework I’ve…
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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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