Where My Love For Writing & Thinking Meet

Revisions, Take 2
February 14, 2017, 1:27 am
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I think moving forward I have to start having a critical conversation throughout my work. For the most part, I’ve already made claims, provided evidence, and analyzed. I think I do this well, but I don’t meet the page limit and my feedback leads me to think that there is still a lot of work to be done. To start off this process, I will need to find scholarly sources that speak about dark themes and children’s literature. After I find sources that engage in that conversation, I’m going to have to come up with a way to incorporate it into the argument I am trying to make. I’m a little afraid to do this because I don’t want to over-analyze one scene or sound repetitive. I will tackle this hurdle by looking into possibly diving my paper into headings and/or subheadings. I think this will also help me gain organization in my paper, which will help stitch everything together. So here’s list debriefing everything I need to do (may change overtime):

-Find scholarly sources that discuss children’s literature and dark themes like negative messages, death, etc.

-Tie above into paper

-Consider revising paper into headings and subheadings

-Work on transitions

Where Did January Go?
February 1, 2017, 8:41 am
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Hello fellow peers! I honestly still am in denial that we’re back in school. I cannot even begin to express how time flies. The spring semester has officially started whether we’re ready or not. Our drafts are due next week, and I think this post will be a useful reflection for me as I continue to edit my paper for the seminar.

My draft, as many, was a really rough first draft. The comments I received and my own reflection of it as well makes me conclude that I did way too much reflecting on my primary texts, and still have yet to dive deeply into my secondary texts. I also think I begin to talk about a lot of difficult topics discussed in the primary children books I’m using, but brush over that as well. I also realize I’m going to have to make sure going forth that each paragraph has a different purpose (as discussed from the checklist in class). Other comments from my first draft also entail quoting authors more and finding better structure and voice.

Let’s hope by the time Tuesday rolls around again, I have taken care of these things that’ll really tie my paper together.

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