There are a number of questions you can ask yourself to facilitate writing this reflective essay. What have you learned about conducting research from the various assignments this semester and in other history courses? What types of assignments have you found most helpful? Have your gained any new ideas about how to research and write history papers from your experience this semester? In reflecting on your historical research, compare your first and second drafts of your research paper. Also compare these with the writing you did in your first history classes. What, if anything, have you learned? What ideas or methods can you carry over from your classes at the College of Charleston to future writing projects?
You may also want to consider the content of your courses, especially
those in your concentration, and discuss the ideas or issues raised in
these classes which have most affected your understanding of historical
development. Has your view of the historical process been altered
or reaffirmed by your studies? Have you been intellectually challenged
as a history major?
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