Getting in Shape, Trimming the Fat….editing

I have changed the organization of my paper countless times. Well, no. Actually 8 times. It still isn’t exactly right. The problem  with organizing the paper arises from all the different yet related topics that I explore in the paper. Originally I had wanted to write about the experiences of the first African American students who had enrolled at the College of William and Mary. However, their experiences were influenced by the College’s policies as well as the openness of the student body and faculty to integration. I have found a lot of information on these topics and I included them in my paper. It is just difficult to make the paper sound like one seamless work rather than a series of different papers mashed together. I don’t know if I need to just continue to work on the organization or if I should narrow the focus of my paper. I have submitted the paper to my faculty adviser for suggestions and I will continue to edit it.

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Rain is a good thing.

I have come to realize that summer in Williamsburg is a little eerie.  The brick walk ways throughout campus are commonly empty, except of course if you happen to trip on an out-of-place brick…in that case there is always a dog walker or tour group around.  The basement of the Sadler Center is dark, the Market Place is closed, WaWa rarely has a line, and the terrace on a sunny Friday afternoon has open tables.  And for those who have never seen Swem in the Summer…trust me, it’s like nothing you have ever seen before.

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