A Hopeful Weekend/ A More Directed Focus – by Nate

This weekend, I am hoping to get a lot of work done, although I have some other work I must get through first.  I have basically decided to break down my project into three subsections, which I described in a previous blog, but I am planning to make these distinctions even larger.  In our meeting, T. Margaret and I discussed how voice fits into a project like mine, and I will say that while I write with voice, it has always been difficult for me to find the perfect amount of voice.  I have decided that I will keep the history part fairly straightforward, before really accelerating the amount of voice in the latter sections.

This weekend, I am hoping to finish (or get close to finishing) the history section of my paper, before submitting it to my mentor for editing.  My timeline, as of now, is to finish the first section by Thanksgiving, the second section by the end of Thanksgiving break, and the third section by the end of the holiday break.  I will finish the reflection and the annotated bibliography after the holiday break, while I will also be editing my paper.  For now, however, I am going to get back to work.

One thought on “A Hopeful Weekend/ A More Directed Focus – by Nate

  1. margaretjhaviland

    Dear Nate,

    While in graduate school, my adviser argued with me and finally convinced me that all writing is biased — in her words “all writing is political.” (In college my adviser believed that we should always strive for the truth which could mean objectivity.) Even the most apparently dry and straightforward presentation of “the facts” has opinion laced through out. After all every writer makes choices about what to include and what to exclude; those choices are where our biases come in. Therefore, my graduate school adviser believed we should be up front about our opinions and use these as strengths to make our writing more interesting and powerful.

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