So I’m in the midst of writing my final paper for my History 202 class. To give you a little background on the class, its called “Doing History” and it is required for all History Majors. First of all, I don’t even know why I’m a history major, it just sort of happened. Secondly, this class has probably been the busiest I’ve taken at Michigan. Its not that the content doesn’t interest me, in fact, that is the best part about it. Its just that there is way too much work required for a 200 level course. While the blogging for this class is all about reflection, the blogging for that class pretty much consists of writing mini-essays every night. Nonetheless, I am now tasked with writing an 8-page paper on the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and how President George H.W. Bush managed to keep the U.S.-China diplomatic relationship strong despite strong opposition from Congress. I’ve been searching through old primary documents for hours and to be honest, I’m sick of it. My rough draft is due tomorrow, and I’ve already written five pages. The biggest issue I’m having is that I think my thesis may be too broad for what the prompt is asking for. I know no one reading this can actually help me with that, but I’ve been crammed in this 3rd floor stack for hours and I just needed to vent about this somehow without annoying everyone else crammed in the stacks next to me. I’m probably going to submit what I have pretty soon so that I can get feedback as soon as possible. Hopefully my professor is happy with what I have and tells me to just keep going. If not, I’m not really sure what I’m gonna do but I don’t know how much longer I can stare at the same paper.