This has been particularly difficult for me, but I’m finally getting a good flow going. My biggest success has been inserting a decent narrative. I decided to use my experiences with Flint and Davison, Michigan as a focal point to relate to throughout my piece. I have also had great success finding compelling sources and compiling data.
My one issue is finding a balance between data/references, and my narrative writing. I am not sure if there is a perfect amount to shoot for, but I don’t want my paper to be flooded with citations. I have had difficulty organizing my paper, but I think as I write I am able to refine it. It started out as a rather clustered mess. Now it is taking the shape that I want. Any advice on incorporating facts and data without losing a conversational tone? Another thing is that I am not using a couple sources I originally intended on using. Should I just continue to stray away from these sources and remove them from my bibliography, or should I find a way to fit them in? Another thing driving me crazy is that some kid has been staring at me in the Ugli for about 40 minutes now, but that really has little to do with my repurposing. Maybe he is my distant brother or something, I’ll ask and let you guys know. Finally, a problem I am having is with length. What are you guys looking at for length? I don’t want to make it so long that I lose the interest of my reader, but I also want to have enough space to create a sophisticated argument. Any advice?
Last question: if you won a million dollars right now, what would you buy?