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Florin Hoxha American Studies 201 June 23 rd 2010 Narrative of Learning – The Interdisciplinary Method “What is American Studies?” my mother asked me. I did not have the slightest idea how to answer to her. I pondered at the question for a moment until finally replying “It’s a writing requirement.” Until the first day of class, that was my response when asked the question. Funny to note, but it was embarrassing when I still had no clue of the field of study when asked the question on the first day of class. That day is the day when my mind opened up to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies; that is to say I knew what the field of study was. Reexamining the personal essay about my memory with the “Pledge of Allegiance”, it strikes me that I was unaware of the general terminology of American Studies. In the essay, I was dancing around the concept of “identity” by substituting words that I now know are all part of the definition. The paper would more clearly convey its meaning if I wrote it in the present context having acquired new terminology on the various disciplines significant to American Studies. The improvements would also be noted in the general discussion and analysis of my account. Overall, the distinction would be evidently clear in the use of terminology and concepts as well as on the clarity and certainty of expressing my thoughts. The most important thing that I have learned this semester does not spring from
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course AMST 201 taught by Professor Kazumihasegawa during the Summer '10 term at Emory.

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