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"Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex." – Havelock Ellis

Weekly Update

Last week I received feedback on my 1st draft and I have started working on fixing those issues. I also have started my presentation for next week. As of now, things are going along nicely. I am a bit concerned with being able to fit all of my information into 20 min but I am working on that today. I will begin to put the finishing touches on my paper at the end beginning of next week. 

Weekly Update

I turned my first draft in on Friday. The annotated outline was so helpful in completing the first draft. I had the most difficulty with organization and my intro and conclusion. I am still doing a bit of additional research because I came across a few more sources that I thought could be beneficial for my final paper. I present the week after Thanksgiving, so I plan on beginning to work on my presentation at the beginning of next week. I think it will be difficult to fit all of my info into a short amount of time. 

Something interest: “The Johnny Depp Effect”

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While researching I came across this article and since I cannot include it in my paper I wanted to blog about it. It is evidence supporting my epigenetic argument. The article is an “evolutionary explanation for homosexuality”. The article covers the idea that gay men are attractive and have many traits that women find to be good for a mate. This idea is thought to be the origin of homosexuality because women have continuously selected for men that have these traits and once so many of the alleles associated with these traits are inherited, they begin to exhibit homosexual behavior.

 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/natural-history-the-modern-mind/200906/the-johnny-depp-effect-evolutionary-explanation-homosexu

Weekly Update

I have spent the majority of my weekend reformatting my paper and attempting to get everything in the right order. I also decided to do a bit more research. I took a look again today at the chapter criteria and template. I am hoping to have the paper written completely by Tuesday. I am having a hard time not being redundant in the paper but also making it clear where I am going. 

Weekly Update

On Friday I received feedback on my annotated outline. As of now, I am working my way through the comments and trying to reformat the paper. I have much of the info I need but I am having a hard time dividing the paper into sections. I plan to try to complete a draft this week, my 1st draft is due next week. I am still in the process of obtaining articles relevant to my epigenetic argument and also environmental argument. 

Weekly Update

This week I have been finishing up my annotated outline and finding additional articles. The outline has been extremely overwhelming. I have a lot of research and I feel that my research is much heavier for certain points than for others. I have also been continuing to write and re-write my thesis. I have changed is slightly to supporting the epigenetic point more than I was before. I think this is a better foundation for the paper and as I continue to do my research I have realized that all of my research and my points are interrelated so it is difficult to dichotomize them. My annotated outline is due on Friday so I will continue working on it throughout the week. 

Weekly Update

This week has been a productive one for my chapter production. Upon receiving helpful information from classmates and Dr. Sly I have decided to slightly alter my thesis in order to help the paper flow better and to sort out some confusion. I am hoping to start working on my annotated outline in the next couple of days and work on a final format and organization of my main points. I need to find more supporting evidence for my nurture argument of the paper. I would also like to find more evidence for non-humans. All of the research I have been finding has been about males. I am also trying to find more pertaining to females. This next week will be filled with more research, reformatting, and also compiling April’s feedback.