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Ashley Larsen
10/31 Discussion
Sun Nov 2, 2014 8:36am
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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 easy to recall exactly what I was feeling and it made it very easy to write as the words just flowed onto the paper. The Boyle paper was a little bit tougher because literary analyses are more challenging and trying to discuss themes and using textual support was sometimes a tad bit difficult. It was also a little tough for me because at times I felt like what I was trying to say was not coming out correctly and I also felt that I was being very repetitive. The personal narrative was much easier to write, however, once I started the analysis, it wasnít as hard or as bad as I had expected it to be.
For the Boyle paper, I feel my strengths were that I used quotes and textual support to explain and that made my paper better overall. I also felt some of my other strengths were that I thought for the most part I explained and hit a lot of the major points between the two stories that added to the overall strength of the paper. I also feel that I was very clear on the themes as well as explaining and telling the audience what I felt Boyle was trying to say.
I feel some weaknesses were that I may have lacked in description is some areas and I feel that I could have added more to make it better and stronger. However, these types of papers are tough for me to write but I did feel that I did the best I could, and after reading it over and over, I felt that it sounded very good and someone who has read it would be able to follow along and be able to pick out what I thought Boyle was trying to say. One other weakness was that I felt I lacked in obsession for one of the stories and wish I had added more and went into more detail.

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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
    • 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 didnít know it, Iím 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
      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... more
    • 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 Boyleís stories. Itís about the Boyle not about me. Because experience was personal, I couldnít 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. Boyleís 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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