Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2013 2017

The chosen topic is derived from the study of Language and Literacy in the elementary school classroom. My compelling idea is how best to create an effective unit plan of lessons for teaching figurative language in fifth grade based on the Common Core standard “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.” The main goal of my creative project is to write a unit plan of lessons along with a commentary detailing the strategies and methods to appropriately teach figurative language.

Contributors
Bartels, Elizabeth Acevedo, Ballantyne, Cindy, Wiens, Cheryl, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Diagnosis is an analysis of human behavior, examined through several types of poetry. The project delves into how individuals act and re-act when put into stress-inducing situations, whether due to that situation, personality, traits, an interaction with another person, or mental illness.

Contributors
Breisblatt, Faith Wood, Hogue, Cynthia, Humphrey, Ted, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Poems

Contributors
Cinquepalmi, Anthony, Ball, Sally, Dubie, Norman, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

This project focuses on techniques contemporary American poets use in their work. Ten different poetry collections are analyzed for dominant writing styles and techniques, which I then apply to my own poems, concentrating on modeling that particular poet. I then reflect on those poems through an evaluation of my writing process, how those techniques were implemented, and how they affected the poem. In addition to these reviews and reflections, I also wrote three articles about the literary community and what I’ve learned from my interactions in that community. All these materials are organized into a website, which shows the connections ...

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Hansen, Elizabeth Sarah, Murphy, Patricia, Savard, Jeannine, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

A collection of poems concentrating on 15 small moments, tied together to explore the ardor, tensions, and fragility a relationship. Conceptions of language, teeth, domesticated dogs, and a car accident recur throughout the manuscript as a means of navigating this narrative and of questioning the role of memory in our lives.

Contributors
Opich, Sophie Aurelia, Ball, Sally, Dubie Jr., Norman, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

"Heirloom" is a short collection of fourteen poems.

Contributors
LaLone, Skyler Elizabeth, Ball, Sally, Hummer, Terry, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Erosion: A Collection of Poems consists of ten prose poems that explore the processing of trauma through a single lens. We follow the work’s main character as she navigates recovery following a medical trauma in Peru from which she ought to have died. The pieces challenge the readers to immerse themselves within her narrative to understand the isolation that trauma ushers in, as she struggles to know her own newfound aloneness. While the poems illustrate the complexity of one’s experience with both PTSD and its stages of recovery (e.g., emergency, numbness, intrusive/repetitive, integration), they are anchored in the sensory, the ...

Contributors
Bacon, Lauren Whitney, Ball, Sally, Irish, Jennifer, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Insect Girls is a chapbook-length collection of poems exploring the human inclination toward, and desire for, violence. Using insects and other bugs as motifs to show how people can often be treated like insects, these 25 poems complicate the relationships between violent people and their victims. The collection specifically focuses on women’s issues such as domestic violence and female sexuality. The speakers range from a prostitute waiting in the rain, to a submissive girl at a fetish party, to a housewife with a werewolf for a husband. Violence and sex are depicted as inherently intertwined. Because of this, many characters ...

Contributors
Price, Emily Kay, Ball, Sally, Giner, Oscar, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

In our radically diverse world, individuals cling to their unique values and beliefs dearly, and these beliefs drive their actions and have a significant influence on their worldview. Many people derive their beliefs from religious traditions and the beliefs of their ancestors that have trickled down throughout cultures over thousands of years. Some of these beliefs are adhered to so strictly that openness and love for people that do not hold the same beliefs is neglected, and as a result we see the manifestations of hate between cultures running rampant in today’s world. However, as a human race we all ...

Contributors
Wathen, Samuel Isaac, Hampton, Alexander, Fette, Donald, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Poetry serves as a window through which we can convey emotions and experiences otherwise difficult to access and express. This chapbook addresses the moments in life that have dramatic transformational effects and those moments and events we wish to deny. Through my poetry, I reveal the honest revelations of hurt and pain, and the raw emotions evoked from the things that have occurred throughout my life. In doing so, I confront these painful experiences from a place of conscious awareness of the way in which they have impacted my life, and I allow others access to my hurt, self-hatred, and ...

Contributors
Larson, Amanda Beth, Montesano, Mark, Comeaux, Alexandra, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.