Continuing college week! The deadline for UT is fast approaching and I had Mr. Correa read over my short answers. Hopefully, I can submit the whole application tonight. I wrote about my dream job (a presidential speechwriter), my school, and Plano Teen Court. Once I submit the app, I can gain access to the MyPortal system and finish up with the honors program application. I feel confident about my chances because I do have a 35 ACT but of course I'm still nervous.


I went back to college apps today. Mostly, I worked on my UT honors application. I am applying to the Liberal Arts honors program and the Plan II honors program. For the scholarship applications, I can basically reuse essays that I've already written so luckily I don't have much to do there. I am using my NPR and my 5 sentences essay about which albums have influenced me. By the way, The albums I chose are Agaetis Byrjun, Soundtrack from Twin Peaks, Abbey Road, and St. Vincent.


I decided to spend most of my time on my thesis today. I began working on the progress paper. I managed to get the first 1/4th finished, because I got caught doing more research and working on my timeline. I've started to move into political music in the 70s with the end of the Vietnam War and the Kent State Massacre. I'm really excited about where this project is taking me and all the new music I've been listening to.


I continued work on my UT application. I wasn't completely satisfied with what I had for my main NPR essay, so I worked on tweaking it. I also continued work on my short answers and began work on my scholarship and honors essays. The five sentences essay posed a challenge for me but I decided to write about albums that are meaningful in my life.


Since I mostly finished my annotated bibliography last class, I worked on building my timeline. I found a good website that uses Google Slides to make an interactive timeline. I began inputting the sources and information I have so far and finding new pictures to accompany each part of the timeline. It took me a while to get the hang of using the tool, so I spend some time playing around with it and figuring out how it worked.


Today, I finished up my annotated bibliography. I decided that some sources weren't "scholarly" enough so I tried to find more sources from academic journals. I was able to find a lot of specific articles about a moment in time, and a lot of broader articles as well. I finished most of the annotations, and next class I will do some edits and do the final touches.


Today, I got about halfway done with my annotated bibliography. Luckily, I already had a few sources to use so all I had to do was write the annotations for them. Mostly, my sources came from magazines and blogs, but I found a few from a scientific journal about music and politics. All and all, the project is coming along fairly nicely so far.