Do you think you’ve learned more historical information through oral or written accounts?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 31, 2008
“Probably written history, because it’s easier for me to retain information when I read it instead of just listening to someone tell it to me.”
“I think it would be through oral history. A lot of it is through family and I learned a lot of history that way traveling through Europe.”
“I’d say written history, because of the amount of classes I’ve taken that had a lot of historical reading.”
“Written. I like to read all the time. I do watch the History Channel a little bit, but I think I might be someone who absorbs information better through the written word.”