First-Year Writing Contest


First-Year Writing Contest 2010

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Author Comments

This paper was my second essay for my First Year Studies course, Women in Medieval Christianity. For each paper, Professor Jones met with students to discuss their paper topics, arguments, and developing drafts. I do not recall writing an in-depth historical—rather than literary—analysis of a primary document before this course, so these meetings with Professor Jones helped me tremendously when I generated my thesis statement and outlined my argument. My “Oda” paper and the other papers I wrote in this Women in Medieval Christianity course further developed my existing interest in gender studies.

Faculty Advisor

Anna Trumbore Jones



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