Final Post: It’s Not Over Yet!
Hey, Robert Aubrey Webb here, with my final post for this blog.
I’ve been hard at work making sure my project was as good as it could be, so I unfortunately didn’t have a chance to make a few of my past weekly blog posts. As such, this will cover the really important parts from the last few weeks.
First of all, my internship has been great and I’m super glad I was able to take a part in it. I said my goodbyes to my mentor and her team as I prepared to move to summer break… but it turns out that there was an opportunity for me to continue helping out into the summer. Considering how insightful and fun my time was, I accepted, keeping in touch with my mentor as we move into the summer.
Second of all, my presentation finished a few days ago. It was a lot more nerve wracking than I was expecting, but it seemed to go pretty well. Its focal point revolved around my paper for the most part, discussing the main ideas I went over while also making sure to detail some of my time at the internship. Third of all, I wanted to take this time to discuss the research process. Over the time that I wrote my paper, I ended up needing to fill plenty of holes in the text with sources, which made a deep analysis of my sources crucial to my paper. A lot of the studies were pretty interesting and led to a lot of what my paper ended up being. Prior to this project, I had never written a paper of this scale before, neither in length nor source density, so it was definitely a challenge to get it all done to where I was happy with my final product.
And finishing off with my experience as a whole… I’m glad I was able to take part in this experience. It was very helpful to be able to get a showcase of how more independent research would feel. Most of my time prior was spent having schools taking a big part in my daily life, with homework and the like keeping me on track. But this experience gave me a lot of lessons as to how life might be like in the future.
Overall, this was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see what college has to offer.