Sunday, 9 December 2012

Final Post!

I just realized I forgot to post for this week! I will make it brief, but I wanted to reflect a bit on the last assignment. One thing that I really enjoyed about this course was how progressive it was. I could feel a transition and learning process as we proceeded through the assignments, and though my final proposal was very different from my SSHRC proposal, hopefully the learning process is visible in it! The research proposal definitely put me outside of my comfort zone, but I am glad that I did it. I feel like I learned a lot from writing it that can be used in other assignments. There was a lot of soul-searching and forging my own path, and I feel that I am now a better writer and researcher because of it.
I wanted to comment briefly on the textbooks. I think that Knight was more practical and studious, but I had a hard time getting into his chapters. Luker's book was less structured, but made me feel like even though I had no idea what I was doing, I too could write a research proposal. Luker was definitely more relatable, and though Knight's content was useful, Luker's attitude and message made this course a lot more manageable for me.
That's all! I had a great semester and learned a lot. Have a great holiday everyone and see you next term! :)

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