I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge this semester. If you had asked me the definition of historiography back in September, I would have told you that it was probably some sort of flu-like symptom. A lit review would have meant nothing to me. Now, I know what goes into becoming a Historian and I have new-found respect for this title.
I have learned the proper way to research a subject, using primary and secondary sourcing, skimming books for data instead of reading them from cover to cover, and how to present my research in a coherent way, whether written or verbally.
I wish that I had known how much time this course required, I would have planned my courseload differently. I think that I learned more in this class than I have in any other. The work was time consuming and sometimes difficult, the oral presentations were nerve-wracking, the class itself was entertaining, and I am very glad I was able to share this experience with everyone in here. You have all made it worthwhile.