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Kacey Jarvis
10/31 Discussion
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:20pm
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Happy Halloween! Writing the T.C. Boyle paper was so much harder to write than the personal narrative paper. The personal narrative paper was easy to write because it was about me and about my stories; it didn’t have to be things that I had to think about before writing it down. I knew what I wanted to say. The T.C. Boyle paper had a lot more thinking involved. I had to think about what stories to choose and what kind of paper to choose. What I did like about the T.C. Boyle paper is that we basically had an outline on how to write the different papers. I am definitely glad that I chose the theme paper instead of the compare and contrast paper though. I think the compare and contrast paper would have been much harder to write and analyze. I couldn’t really think of two stories that I would have wanted to compare and contrast anyway. I was struggling just to get my T.C. Boyle theme paper to a total of four pages. I felt like I had to repeat myself a lot because it was about the same theme of obsession throughout the stories and my paper. Having to analyze each story and its components was harder than I thought it would be. I would definitely say that my weaknesses in my paper were how much I repeated myself and overall, the analyzing. I am not good at analyzing literature, especially poetry. Each story had its own hidden meanings that were not so easy to find for me. I would say that the strengths in my paper were the use of the stories. Using the quotations and examples from the stories to prove my thesis and points were easy to find. I believe I did a pretty good job of showing how the theme is present in “The Human Fly” and “On for the Long Haul”. I am definitely more worried about the grade on the T.C. Boyle paper than I was on the Personal Narrative paper, especially after how bad of a grade I got on the Personal Narrative.

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  • 10/31 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Oct 30 7:28pm
    BOO! How did writing your Boyle paper differ from writing your personal narrative? Which one did you find easier to write? What do you feel were the strengths of your Boyle paper? Weaknesses?
    • 10/31 Discussion - Ashley Larsen , Sun Nov 2 8:36am
      Ashley Larsen Writing the Boyle paper was much different than writing the personal narrative. The reason for this, for me, was that the personal narrative was obviously something personal and it was... more
    • Re: 10/31 Discussion - Thomas Grotheer, Fri Oct 31 5:46pm
      When I wrote my Boyle paper I had to follow a strict guild line to ensure that I would cover all of the parts of the requirements that I need to cover. For the Boyle paper I had to use the book for... more
    • Re: 10/31 Discussion - Matt Ward, Fri Oct 31 4:30pm
      I thought that my personal narrative was much easier to write than the T.C. Boyle paper because the TC Boyle paper was a lot of opinions where the personal narrative was facts. Also it was much... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Kathleen Henderson, Fri Oct 31 4:24pm
      Writing the Boyle paper was different from writing the personal narrative because one was what happened to me so it was from my point of view, while the Boyle paper we had to explain his point of... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Jared Holst, Fri Oct 31 4:19pm
      Writing my Boyle paper caused me to change the way I approached and planned out my writing. During the personal narrative, I would just have the ideas come right from the top of my head while... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Brandon Goodwin, Fri Oct 31 4:04pm
      Writing the Boyle paper was hands down more tedious than writing a personal narrative. The personal narrative was easier because all I had to do was just write about myself and elaborate on an event... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Lindsey Justice, Fri Oct 31 4:00pm
      The Boyle paper differed from the personal reflection because with the personal narrative I knew what the thoughts and feelings of the author were because it was my own personal experiences. However, ... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Morgan Wilson, Fri Oct 31 3:40pm
      The Boyle paper differed from the personal narrative paper in a good way for me. I felt that it was a lot easier for me to write. I do not like writing personal narratives and I prefer to write more... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Tatyana Allison, Fri Oct 31 3:13pm
      The Boyle paper for me was much easier being that we did have short stories to use instead of entire novels and it was not that hard to pick out specific examples from the text to support our papers. ... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Jenna Russo, Fri Oct 31 3:02pm
      I actually enjoyed writing the T.C. Boyle paper a lot. I felt as if the T.C. Boyle paper was extremely easier to write than the personal narrative. Even though I didn’t know it, I’m better than I... more
    • 10/31 Online Discussion - Janice Stroud, Fri Oct 31 2:45pm
      Writing the T.C. Boyle paper differed in many ways from writing the personal narrative paper. The personal narrative paper was more personal and I knew exactly what I wanted to write about and I also ... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Kacey Jarvis, Fri Oct 31 2:20pm
    • 10/31discussion - jinseul kang, Fri Oct 31 12:47pm
      A Personal narrative was based on my experience and thoughts whereas a Boyle paper was based on Boyle’s stories. It’s about the Boyle not about me. Because experience was personal, I couldn’t help me ... more
    • Re: 10/31 Discussion - William Clark, Fri Oct 31 11:05am
      I had a much easier time writing my personal narrative paper than the Boyle Paper. For the personal narrative since it was my own story I could elaborate many of the ideas I wrote about much more... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Henry Spence, Fri Oct 31 9:21am
      Compared to my personal narrative, I think the Boyle paper went pretty well. I used a lot of the things you critiqued me on in my personal narrative to help my Boyle paper be better. I think that I... more
    • 10/31 Discussion - Dee Jetter, Fri Oct 31 9:10am
      T.C. Boyle’s paper was much different than the writing of my personal narrative. I took more time and effort to come up with a better title and thesis. I took the time to read different stories and... more
    • Discussion 10/31 - Rachel Samford, Fri Oct 31 9:10am
      The Boyle paper and the personal narrative paper were extremely different. I found the personal narrative to be a lot more difficult than the Boyle paper mainly because there was no formula to it,... more
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