This piece is one of the earliest works in my graduate studies, an essay on the writing of Balzac. It illustrates my love of writing and tendency to dig deep for ideas, but also my tendency to rush to conclusions. Open Document


This piece is an analysis of a song by Nina Simone. Writing about Simone, both her highly accomplished musicianship and her socially active subject matter, allowed me to approach this both creatively and analytically Open Document


Finally, this is a midterm project I wrote for a Literacy course. I feel that this work illustrates how my approach to writing academically has developed and evolved through the course of my studies. Open Document