Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I survived!

And I didn't get too distracted by my lack of neck mobility! (Actually, the hardest part of bussing to school and crossing the street.)

And I'm sure glad that I get to defend or clarify my answers at the oral exam, because the nineteenth century questions were insane, and needed another hour to answer properly! (I'm only aiming for "good enough" with that one.)

On the other hand, my 20th century prof had me do all this work to make sure I understood the Spanish Civil War and then gave me two questions that I could've answered before I even read for comps: "What were the origins of the First World War?" and "What debates frame the historiography of the Holocaust?"

6 comments:

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

YEA!!!!!!

jo(e) said...

Hurray!

may-b said...

I'm glad you did well. Although, I didn't even understand that last question. Thank goodness I'm in social work. They don't make you think.

Mireille said...

Bravo !

The History Enthusiast said...

Awesome! It sounds like they were straight-forward questions!

Kate said...

Woo-hoo! Two down, one to go. And people's experience with the oral has been all over the map, as far as I can tell. Mine felt like the Spanish Inquisition, but I had a friend who described her oral exams as "an interesting conversation about literature with other experts." So I guess it depends on who your examiners are. I hope yours are more like my friend's!