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Reflections of a Graduate Student – Year One.

Well the first year of graduate studies are completed. I have discovered quite a few things about graduate school. I will list my top ten as follows: 1. Having the department head as your Historiography professor the first semester is scary, especially when he looks at you during seminar with a look that says: "Why… Continue reading Reflections of a Graduate Student – Year One.

Research

Searching for Primary Documents – The obsession with World War I

As I begin the task of constructing my Master's Thesis, I have found myself occupied with the search for World War I primary documents. I was happy to find a collection of 88 letters and assorted other materials from Ohio. Waiting to get them in the mail is hard: I'm impatient sometimes. Putting together the… Continue reading Searching for Primary Documents – The obsession with World War I

General

The ending to the first semester of Graduate School.

If anyone told me twenty years ago that I would be attending graduate school in my late forties, and at Clemson University, I probably would have looked at them strange. Higher education is something you must be committed too, and ten or fifteen years ago, I didn't understand that kind of commitment. It's taken me… Continue reading The ending to the first semester of Graduate School.

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Heading to Grad School – What’s happening with you?

Well it's about that time - heading to Clemson for graduate school in August and I'm excited, yet a little apprehensive.  I remember when I took the GRE a year ago, and how I felt when my scores came in.  I didn't know if they were good enough, and that made me a little fearful. … Continue reading Heading to Grad School – What’s happening with you?

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The End! Or is it?

Well this last semester of undergraduate work is winding down.  I have less than two weeks of student teaching left and I find that I have to admit - I am going to miss the kids.  I've enjoyed being with these ninth graders from Union County High School, and they've taught me a great deal of what it means… Continue reading The End! Or is it?

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Are You Committed?

The past couple of days I've really been thinking a great deal about this word, commitment.  This semester is the last semester I have of classes before I do my student teaching and I've started to prepare my applications for graduate school.  I've sent the manuscripts of Book One "The Forgotten Spell" and half of Book Two "The Mirror… Continue reading Are You Committed?

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The Adventures of taking the GRE

Well end of the semester came and went.  Managed to eek out good grades again. But now I am on to my final year of undergraduate work and Friday I must take the dreaded GRE.  I took a practice test the other day and in most of the verbal sections I did not get ONE… Continue reading The Adventures of taking the GRE