How to Label Old Family Photos

Hey friend! Welcome back to another article! Today, we’re talking about how to label old photographs. As someone who uses old family photographs in my research, it makes my job 100% easier when someone has previously labeled the photos! So today, I am going to teach you how to label photos, what kind of writingContinue reading “How to Label Old Family Photos”

Where to Find Primary Sources for Women’s History

Sometimes it can be hard to find primary sources that blatantly talk about women and women’s history. As historians and researchers, we are taught to look for certain voices in unique places and sources. This article will give you several ideas of places to look to find women’s voices. 

Tips for Building Confidence in Public Speaking

Hey there, friend! Welcome! Today we’re discussing how to build confidence for public speaking events. If you’re like me, then public speaking doesn’t always come easy. It has taken me years of practice to feel comfortable talking in front of a crowd. So today, I am going to tell you my top 5 tips for public speaking, easing public speaking anxiety, and building confidence. 

How to Conduct an Oral History

Hey there, friend! Today we are talking about oral history. What is oral history? How do I do oral history? Are oral histories valid sources? These are just a few of the topics we’ll cover!  I didn’t actually study oral history while in school, I was fortunate to land an oral history internship position theContinue reading “How to Conduct an Oral History”

10 Tips for a Virtual Thesis Defense

Congratulations, you’re almost done with your degree! The only thing standing between you and that diploma is your thesis defense… *cue the dramatic music*  You might be terrified, excited, overwhelmed, or a combination of all of these things! But don’t worry you’ll do great. Relax, read these tips, and get ready to rock your thesisContinue reading “10 Tips for a Virtual Thesis Defense”

The Best Places to Find Digitized Primary Sources

Hello – welcome back to my blog! Today I am going to tell you about my favorite places to find digitized primary sources. This article will be helpful for professional researchers, historians, and students needing to find evidence for their projects.  Finding primary sources can be hard to begin with, but now that most archivesContinue reading “The Best Places to Find Digitized Primary Sources”

How to Make an A+ on History Exams

Hey there friend! Today we are discussing how to make an A+ on a History Exam. As a former student and Graduate Teaching Assistant I have got a few tips and tricks to help you out! Make sure that you read all the way to the end!  First, I am going to tell you whatContinue reading “How to Make an A+ on History Exams”

How to Write A Research Paper In 8 Easy Steps

So you’ve been assigned a research paper for class… When I received the prompt for my first research paper I was so lost and didn’t know what to do. I began looking for resources (kind of like how you found this article!) and was hoping for some guidance.  By the end of this article youContinue reading “How to Write A Research Paper In 8 Easy Steps”

13 Tips for Passing History Class

*Disclaimer: These are tips that I utilized and observed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Check with your GTA to see how the class will work at your school!  History class… Boring, right? WRONG! I can’t tell you how many times students would come to office hours and complain about how dry the subject was.Continue reading “13 Tips for Passing History Class”