I just got out of a writing center appointment for my history senior seminar paper.
I read out all that I currently have of my paper (which is currently 14.25 pages) to my tutor; together, we spent the remaining time after that discussing all that I could do to improve it and expand on it. I came to some important realizations regarding my thesis and I’m now ready to tackle the rest of it before I turn it in on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The best part of my appointment? My tutor, who is a biology major and who avoids history at all costs, told me that he was engaged during the entirety of the time he was listening to my reading it out loud. More importantly, he told me that my paper tells a story…
MY SENIOR SEMINAR PAPER TELLS A STORY, PEOPLE! This is honestly the best possible compliment I could receive as a budding historian! History is too often overlooked as an interesting subject in school because it is “boring” and only concentrates on “the facts.” That’s not what history is about at all, though! The real magic in history is the stories it tells about the way the world used to be and what we as present day observers can learn from that.
I feel so accomplished tonight. I’m SO ready to make this paper, this story even stronger.
This is why I go to the writing center, people. But for realz, tonight is a good night.