Hello all. My name is Talya and I am a junior at the University of Mary Washington. I am a double major in History and Theatre. I chose to be a double major because I do have a passion for the performing arts, but ever since I was young I have always been interested in the past and the study of particular eras- specifically the Colonial and Revolutionary eras in the United States.
So, why did I choose this class? Well, to be honest I really wanted to get into the witches seminar. Yet the more I pondered on what I want to do when I leave this institution, I knew that I had to give myself a chance and take this course. Right now, I am headed down the path of Law School. And the more I look at the syllabi of classes of law schools online, I realize that nearly most of the classes use computers constantly. I know how to use a computer, but I know I need some skills when it comes to tools, documentation of cases or letters online, and the overall knowledge of how to build a website and make the internet and easier tool for me to use when it comes to assignments.
I am pretty pleased that I got my first choice when it came to the projects within the course. I am a part of the James Monroe Letters project. First of all, I am rather daunted that I am going to be part of creating a website- but with everyone’s guidance, I am sure that will come out successfully.
I definitely appreciate the way that Dr. McClurken is approaching the course. He knows that this is a challenge for most of us- particularly me. To be honest, I am very nervous. I mean let’s be honest here- I am going to create a website that is going to be part of this university FOREVER! (well that’s if it is good). I am sure it will be good. But it is very daunting. Just learning about the tools to help the daunting project are daunting. However, I plan to do as Dr. McClurken asked. I shall trust him, and in turn will come in open minded and ready to be creative. I think I am safe to say that I am creative- and hopefully that side of me will be able to channel through when it comes to the major project.
That is all for now- will be reporting quite soon.