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Katie Blanquicet
10/24 Discussion
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:56pm
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What is my thesis? Oh my this paper is going to kick my ass. Is a thesis the same as the intro? Like that's what you put in your intro right? I think so. So since I'm not one hundred percent sure, I'm just going to read you what I have for it. "Many reoccurring themes have appeared in the six TC Boyle stories we’ve read. Although many of the stories share the same themes, all the stories are very different from each other." I think I need to add another line but I think it's pretty good thus far. Actually, a thesis is supposed to be like a convincing couple of sentences to interest the reader right? I don't know why this paper seems so hard for me to write. Wait, should I mention the themes I'm using in the intro? I probably should right? No, I just read the directions you gave us, it says to tell what Boyle thinks this about this, which is what I have at the end of my intro but I didn't finish the sentence so I didn't mention it previously. But if this is a decent "thesis" I think I'm going to use Big Game and either Little Fur People or Carnal Knowledge. I really liked Carnal Knowledge and that's what I wanted to use but I think it would be easier to use Little Fur People. Actually what. I'm so confused. We can only use two to three stories for the theme paper? Why? I need at least four, two for one theme and then two for another. Or do we use two stories with two of the same theme? I think that is what we're supposed to do. Okay so now that I think I cleared this up for myself, can I use Carnal Knowledge and Modern Love? I know we can't use them for compare/contrast but you never said we couldn't use them for the theme paper. I mean basically using them for the themed paper is kind of the same as using them for compare and contrast. I'm honestly confusing myself trying to figure out what to do. I might just do a compare and contrast. And it's not like you can answer any of these questions anyways. But if you do actually read any of this, I'm sorry for the way I've been acting this last week. I know I was hungover that one day last week, but this past week I've been really sick and I didn't want to talk because when I do I have to clear my throat and my cough has sounded awful so I hope you can look past it, I'm almost done with the medication I was given from student health, which I know you hate, but hopefully next week I'll be chipper like I normally am.

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    What is your thesis for the Boyle paper? Which stories do you feel best prove it? What parts of the stories best support it?
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    • 10/24 - Anna Cline, Fri Oct 24 4:41pm
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    • 10/24 Discussion - Brooke Robbins, Fri Oct 24 4:13pm
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    • Online Discussion 10/24 - Jeremy Knowles, Fri Oct 24 4:04pm
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    • 10/24 discussion board! - Asha Mason :), Fri Oct 24 3:01pm
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    • 10/24 Discussion - Madison Thompson, Fri Oct 24 2:41pm
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    • 10/24 Discussion - Savannah White, Fri Oct 24 2:39pm
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    • 10/24 Discussion - Alli Bruce, Fri Oct 24 2:30pm
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    • 10/24 Discussion - Katie Blanquicet, Fri Oct 24 12:56pm
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    • Discussion 10/24 - Taylor Pease, Fri Oct 24 9:56am
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