December 9th, 2007
Man, that is a long title, but on to the topic at hand.
I learned methods to keep myself better organized via notes and new fangled things like zotero, even though the implementation of said methods may take more time than my college career to put into action. I also better learned how to skim texts for the important information without actually reading them. I also learned how to get better results on my research by using LOC subject headings in my searches.
These were all great things that I learned from this course, but one of the things that I wish I had known when I signed up for it was how much it was going to take out of me. If I’d known that I would have rearranged my schedule and not even thought about trying to sign up for the German course I was looking at. I also wish I had known what topic I would have liked to pursue, and had a possible thesis on it before I started this class so that I wouldn’t have been so on the wire when I was writing my proposal.
All in all, the class was very enjoyable, if not for the work then for the people who were in it.
December 1st, 2007
We’re into the homestretch. I only have two more papers to do and finals to study for and then the semester is over. I have to say for all that I gripe about the papers and writing we have to do for 299, I am going to miss the class. Likely because of all the random things that we talk about and, of course everyone in the class. I probably wouldn’t have had so much fun if the people in the class had been different. So best of luck to you all and I hope to have you in some of my classes again.