All-College Writing Contest

Award

All-College Writing Contest Winner 2011-12

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Author Comments

This paper helped me move to the next stage in my appreciation of literary research. In my essay-writing infancy, "research" was code for "find someone famous who agrees with you." Once I made the freeing discovery that I had the power to disagree with critics, I was ready to take another step: to learn how to use others' ideas as building blocks for an argument uniquely my own. When I was looking for support for my thesis in this particular essay, I was excited to find a critic who, though working toward a completely different argument, supported my purpose so beautifully. When I do research now, I conduct broader searches, knowing that different subjects can overlap in ways the author perhaps never even saw coming.

Faculty Advisor

Richard Mallette

Share

COinS
 
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.