Thursday, December 7, 2017
Today in thesis, I began by doing research online and in the textbooks that my mentor gave me last class period, using them to find several new topics to include on my term paper for this semester. After learning about them, I created a new outline that included them, sent it to him, and got his feedback on it.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Today in thesis, I was finally able to meet my mentor in person. Since Jostens was here we had to sit in front of the TAG office but nevertheless it was a productive meeting as he brought four books for me to read that give significant, detailed information about anatomy, physiology, and skeletal muscles. In addition, we talked about goals for my project, thesis term paper drafts, future meetings, and just general information about each other. After our meeting, I spent the remainder of the period looking over the books he gave me to read.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Finally, December 1 is upon us. Fortunately, I am in good shape and won't be doing last minute work this evening. Today in thesis, after reading the google classroom posts that Mr. Correa put up, I continued work on my thesis term paper. Based on notes that I brainstormed with previously, I created an outline that will help me write a rough draft next class in thesis.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Today was the last college day in thesis :((((( Today I called the Duke admissions office, waiting on hold for at least 10 minutes, and then I talked an IT representative who helped me through difficulties I was having logging into my Duke portal. After that, I received an email from Vanderbilt, setting up my account flawlessly and without issue, much more straightforward than with Duke. Finally, I wrote a draft of my final essay for my Rice application, hopefully this will be my final college essay I have to write :)
Monday, November 27, 2017
With the December 1 deadline closely approaching, I began thesis by editing my six Duke, Vanderbilt, and Rice supplements. After proofreading them myself, I printed a copy of them for Mr. Correa to review. After doing that, I wrote my PTA scholarship essay, which I had prepared an outline for a few class periods prior. Additionally, I revised my scholarship application essays for both the UT 40 Acres Program and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship. Finally, after talking with Ms. Marberry about my UCLA admissions portal, she requested that I call their admissions office and inquire about my login information and if there was anything I needed to be concerned about. Unfortunately, this call took about ten minutes as I had to wait for a representative to talk to. Oh well, at least I am in good shape.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Today in thesis, after getting instruction from Mr. Correa, I began to work on my Thesis Term Paper. Compiling information from my annotated bibliography and reflecting on what I have learned, I composed an outline for it. Careful not to make it a research paper and focusing primarily on specifically what I have learned has and will continue to be the most difficult part of my work. In addition to working on my paper, I also re-formatted my annotated bibliography so Mr. Campbell could access it and sent it to him.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
December 1 is getting closer and closer; as soon as one college deadline passes, the next one is right around the corner. In hopes of reducing my workload over Thanksgiving break, I got as much done on my supplements as possible. During class I was able to finalize my eight supplements for the University of California and the University of Southern California, reading over each and making small edits in virtually all of them. Additionally, I composed three additional supplements for Texas A&M (two for their Honors Program and one for the housing application). Finally, in order to finish applications to schools (it's not just about the essays unfortunately) I went to Common Application and checked over my answers to the personal/general information responses for USC.