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What I’ve learned…

I have learned a lot from 299. Namely, research skills, how to be dedicated to a topic, proper writing and citation style, how to blog, what a lit review is, etc. I’ve also improved my writing quality, editing skills and speech delivery. This class has definitely prepared me for 485, and (somewhat) helped me narrow […]

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We did it!

Wasn’t it great to send off that final paper? Good luck to everyone on their speeches!

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Wow.

This xc thing was much more than I bargained for. I was a little surprised at the format; in some ways I think that having people read quotes added, and in some ways it detracted from the presentation. Same goes for the interspersion of music, although I really wanted to sing all the verses of […]

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So close and yet so far.

I am 1-2/3 done with my paper. I went from having no thesis, to having two. This could be a problem. Does anyone else feel as though they are going crazy with work right now??

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I’ve kind of enjoyed reading Foner’s edited collection. Some of the chapters and really poorly written, but some are very engrossing. I’ve liked being able to critique them, both in terms of the “newness” of the history, and how much they resemble a lit review. I actually think this book could be a good resource, […]

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Chronology of my life.

1987, Born in Washington D.C. 1987-1996 Lived in N.W. Washington, attended preschool through 3rd grade at Layfette Elementary. Met my best friend Claire in 1st grade. Started horseback riding when I was 7. The summer before 4th grade my family moved to Bethesda, Maryland. 4th-12th grades in Montgomery County, MD school system. Summer before 8th […]

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Frustration.

I’m having a little trouble with my research right now, due to ILLs. Apparently there is only one holding for the newspaper I need, and right now I am without it. Because I’m using this newspaper as my primary source, I have to read through each edition, which is quite painstaking. But without having gone […]

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Truth.

The first paragraph is 100% true. I did go to the Colts game, but I didn’t get upgraded seats, unfortunately.

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Are you sure about that?

This summer in Montana I hiked the Highline Trail and climbed Mt. Gould with some friends. Once we had gone the six miles to Mt. Gould and begun climbing, Molly and I got separated from the three others. They were way ahead of us, and the last time we saw them, they were tiny specks […]

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The thesis of this essay by Linda Gordon is that women’s history has evolved over the course of U.S. history. That is, the study of women’s history has not always been widely accepted and the viewpoints of women have changed dramatically. Gordon’s essay is a mix of her own ideas, backed by the scholarship of […]

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