A Personal Reflection by Emily Elridge

Over the last academic school year, I have notice myself as a writer grow and expand. I have realized a lot about myself as a writer and have seen how much potential I really did have. As a first semester freshman, I was intimidated by …

A Woman Before Her Time by Leah Hastedt

See Leah’s Inquiry 2A here. Writer’s Reflection For this Inquiry, I wanted to write about a very influential novel from its time of writing/publication. I chose One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey because it touches on many items/events from the 1950s-1960s, but …

Annotated Bibliography with Proposal by Leah Hastedt

See Leah’s Inquiry 2B here. Annotated Bibliography Fairchild, Amy L. “Leprosy, Domesticity, and Patient Protest: The Social Context of a Patients’ Rights Movement in Mid-Century America.” George Mason University Press, June-July 2006. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. The article analyzes how patients in mental institutions became …

Annotated Bibliography with Research Essay by Kyle Dickey

Writer’s Reflection When choosing a topic for Inquiry 2A and 2A, I wanted to do something related to my major, psychology. Depression seemed to be an underlying theme in the book we read, which was “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen, which is why my Inquiry 2B …

Burnt Reality by Lauren Simon

Writer’s Reflection After being given the task to analyze the short story, Everyday Use by Alicia Walker, I found the underlying meaning that the author wanted to share with the reader. The process of composing this essay consisted of reading and rereading the story, compiling …

A Changing Identity by Lauren Schmidberger

Writer’s Reflection “Asterios Polyp” is the first graphic novel I have ever analyzed in depth, let alone read. Throughout high school and my first semester of college, I was always writing literary analyses of novels, particularly focusing on such topics as the author’s technique, the …

Inquiry 4 by Joshua Driscol

In reflecting upon my Inquiries that I had completed over this past semester, I couldn’t help but be pleased with what I had accomplished.  As a writer, I take pride in my work.  With that, it goes without saying that it is often hard to …

Final Reflection by Anna Alexander

Writer’s Note Inquiry Four is a letter I decided to write to my younger sister who is still in high school. I wanted to use Inquiry 4 to give her advice about the kinds of skills she will need to have or develop for college …

Inquiry 2A, Zombie Genre Analysis by Lucas Moore

For Inquiry 2, I am choosing to focus upon the Apocalyptic/Zombie genre.  I looked through a selection of not only text items, but also movies, television shows, and even videogames.  The following are sources that I am looking at for this paper: The Zombie Survival …

The Zombie Takeover: How Will You Endure? by Lucas Moore

Click here to read Lucas’ Inquiry 2A. To see how Lucas uses this topic for Inquiry 3 (Creative and Critical Application), click here. Writer’s Reflection This project has defiantly been a labor of love.  I mean honestly, how often does one get to write about …

The Farley’s and PTSD by Logan Babcock

Writer’s Reflection I enjoyed this inquiry assignment. I haven’t looked at a book from different background approaches before and found the variety within The Human Stain to be surprising. I enjoyed the group panels and this paper because they all helped my understanding of the …