And the Writing Begins…

Having finally compiled my research, I set off on the last leg of my summer project: actually writing my paper. By far the least anticipated section of my summer research (which was not exactly unexpected seeing as I started my summer with a trip to Italy), my paper writing has nonetheless produced some interesting results – beyond seven pages complete with 35 footnotes. Forcing myself to create an outline, I first worked to synthesize the research that I had compiled. When working on a paper, I generally have a prompt to focus on, given by a professor, with very specific guidelines and expectations. This time around, I was tasked with creating my own guidelines and working off my own prompt. To be honest, it was a strange mix of terror and liberation, knowing that I was making my own parameters.

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