trying my very best to grasp the concepts that are being presented to me in our class, which I find very valuable overall. When I chose my topic, I realized it had to be something I was genuinely interested in; otherwise, I knew I wouldn’t do the work that was required of me (or at least I wouldn’t do it well enough). So, to keep myself on track, I gravitated towards the topics of feminism, women’s rights, equality, and even looked at articles revolving around the idea of rape culture and a women’s general place in society, two topics I read up on during my own free time. I narrowed it down to studying women in the workplace because it ties in a lot of subjects that I found to be too broad to study on their own. The Review of Literature and Annotated Bibliography were very helpful in this process because in my research, I found there to be lots of articles and studies done on women specifically in the workplace, as opposed to the vague concept I identified as “society”. My favorite article I read was one about the concept of “undoing gender”, which I found to be extremely insightful. It aligned with a lot of my own ideas and values, but didn’t
really fit into my research towards my topic. I found this to be helpful, though, because it assured me that there are academic/scholarly topics out there that do truly interest me. It I
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- Fall '11
- Martin Luther