I was devastated! I was so convinced that “independent” was a better choice. I told the students that I was surprised and a little disappointed that my pick wasn’t selected. One of them reminded me that “the people have spoken”.
Anyhoo–this led to our next steps . . . because we still hadn’t picked our real thesis–would we write about Rob? About Sistine? I sent them away to think about it and told them that the next day we HAD to decide because we had to start writing an introduction.
I was already exhausted and was thinking that perhaps I should have just TOLD them the thesis statement I had in mind all along, but I am going to trust my gut and say the sweat and tears will be worth it in the end. Cross your fingers–and stick around to see what happens!