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I Should Have Known

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Title:I Should Have Known
Authors:Uchiyama, Lee
Contributors:English (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:When I applied to the Honors Program, I saw it as an opportunity. It was an opportunity for me to look back, after I finished my college experience, and be able to say that I accomplished something. For the most part, I see my college experience as taking a bunch of classes and simply getting a grade to show for it. Semester after semester it's been that way. I think most students would agree with me. I saw being in the Honors program as something that would take me out of that monotonous, college student existence. As an English major, I liked to write and face the challenges that writing presented to me. Unfortunately, I was mostly writing for other people, namely professors. I was basically writing what I thought they wanted to hear. Fortunately, it wasn't always like this. After taking a few creative writing and poetry classes, I longed to create something myself, for myself. Writing my Honors thesis gave me this opportunity I was looking for. Reading work from other local writers such as Lois-Ann Yamanaka, which I had the pleasure of taking a class for, helped me search for that local voice which I longed to express. I never had the opportunity to express myself that way before while reading and writing about ''long-dead white guys" in most of my English classes.
Pages/Duration:6, 42 pages
Rights:All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: Honors Projects for English

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