I really enjoyed taking this class my first semester here. It really allowed me to learn about Berkeley’s resources and meet other people in the history department. I definitely learned more about how to construct research for undergrad. It was really helpful that I worked on the same topic throughout the semester – it made the paper I wrote for my final a lot easier! Although I shifted my research a little bit throughout the semester, I still think everything I found was really useful and will hopefully use it for my thesis next year. Even though I’m a junior and a ways away from my thesis, this class gave me a good introduction to Cal in general and the libraries, website, etc that’s available. I’m hoping I have to write a research paper again next semsester so I can continue using these skills! Thanks for a great class – I’m really glad I decided to take a DeCal.