When given the freedom to write my final essay on anything related to my course theme, Sherlock Holmes, I felt equally challenged and excited. I had found many of the topics interesting, but the one I found most interesting the Sherlock Holmes and forensic science unit. As I began my research, I realized that what was most engaging to me about the forensic science information as a communication major, was not the scientific evidence and analysis, but the stories that accompanied the real-life and fictional mysteries. This altered my course of research and forced me to ask how the role of stories plays a part in so many different disciplines and aspects of everyday life. Through insight gained in my research, I really believe that in addition to vital role of science and evidence, stories alter the way we gather, interpret, and use that information to make the world better.
Excellence in Research Paper Writing
Redgate, Anna Rose
"The Key Versatility of Stories: Storytelling and 'Sherlock Holmes',"
Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing: Vol. 4:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/lxl/vol4/iss2/3