Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

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List of Papers (Total 11)

Selfishness: The Basis of Conflict

For this essay, we were prompted to discuss themes and characters of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and how those related to John Paul II's ideals of the common good. After careful consideration and research, I came to the understanding that characters Frankenstein were not particularly working toward the common good and therefore revolved my paper around that and supporting facts ...

A Simple Syllable

This assignment was a simple literacy narrative about some point in my life that helped develop my love for reading. I choose a point early in my life where I had a speech impediment and had trouble speaking words clearly. I got over this difficult time by reading. The only research I had to do for this paper was figure or some smaller details from my parents that I could not ...

A Historiographical Look Into the Origins of Jazz

Historiography handles the way that historians

The Demons of Coed Intramural Sports

The purpose of this assignment was to select a topic within the realms of gender issues, complete research in the library, and conduct personal research in the form of a survey or an interview. I knew I wanted to select a topic that was relative to me and my community. After talking to several of my peers, I realized there was a large controversy over the topic of gender specific ...

Black Widow: Avenger of Feminism

The purpose of the assignment was to construct a well-researched argument regarding a socially different superhero and their role in society. The argument needed to address the super’s social difference, as well as how that social difference defines the super’s role. Through class brainstorming sessions and individual research, I determined that emerging gender issues in American ...

Anti-Gay Legislation in Russia: Western Perspectives

My writing process first began when my English 200 professor, Dr. Kisel, assigned our final informative synthesis essay. We were given a list of topics to choose from, all of which addressed different aspects of censorship in Russia. I chose the topic of the controversial gay propaganda law enacted by President Vladimir Putin in modern-day Russia. As a class, we met in the library ...

Texts Tell Truths

The assignment for this essay was to provide a close reading analysis of a writing or visual strategy in the novel Watchmen by Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore, while making connections to how this strategy relates (or doesn't) to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT). To get started on this essay, I looked through various in-class writings we had done regarding rhetorical ...

Social Media

For this project I definitely had a lot of ideas floating around in my head but I struggled to get them down on paper. I think because I have a lot of opinions on this topic that criticize many of my peers, it made me want to say what was on my mind but I wanted to say it well. This was a great paper to write because social media is a topic that is so relatable to people my age. ...