Category Archives: Thesis work

a five minute break from my thesis

I turn in a draft of what is now my first chapter to Lisa later this morning. I am so frustrated… I just want to bash my head on a rock. I don’t know how many times I hit my … Continue reading

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jealous, lonely, and out west

I’ve never wanted to be in Detroit so bad. When I was at 4C’s, everyone was telling me I should go to Computers and Writing, but really, it’s timing is bad. We’re in the middle of week seven (out of … Continue reading

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TagCrowd of draft of chapter 1 of thesis

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Miller’s “Genre as Social Action”

In “Genre as Social Action,” Carolyn R. Miller argues “that a rhetorical sound definition of genre must be centered not on the substance or the form of discourse but on the action it is used to accomplish” (151). This action … Continue reading

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grad school colloquium on wednesday

The English Department is holding a grad school colloquium on Wednesday, and my proposal was accepted about a month ago. I’m struggling in how to narrow down a 30-page rough draft of a chapter into a 15-minute talk (which is … Continue reading

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