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Bernard
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« Reply #425 on: Sep 03, 2011, 12:18:32 AM »

Thermo's School of Etiquette for Propah Gents.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #426 on: Sep 03, 2011, 07:01:26 AM »

Today I am going to read a lot about the homoerotics of friendship in early modern England. Days like today are what grad school should be!
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« Reply #427 on: Sep 03, 2011, 10:09:53 AM »

Today I am going to read a lot about the homoerotics of friendship in early modern England. Days like today are what grad school should be!

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« Reply #428 on: Sep 03, 2011, 01:22:25 PM »

Thermo's School of Etiquette for Propah Gents.

Class is in fuckin session
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kyle
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« Reply #429 on: Sep 07, 2011, 02:04:25 PM »

My Eng 112 teacher is ridiculous.

I've had about 15-20 pages of reading and 7-10 pages of writing after every class, which meets three times a week. Like.. I know. It's college. But this is COMMUNITY COLLEGE, ENG 112! And we don't even fucking discuss anything that we write about. It just gets shoved a folder that will get checked "sometime in the future".

Blah. I'm not a 19 year old living at home and working 15 hours a week at Starbucks! Fucking hell.

Ugh. I know that it's Eng-112, but I "learned" all this same shit in my Eng-111 class. Do we really need to continue to go over brainstorming tips or how to site sources? Can I test out of this shit?
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kyle
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« Reply #430 on: Sep 07, 2011, 02:06:41 PM »

Like, we're going to go over how to search databases and cite them and so on... which I did last semester! WHAT IS GOING ON? Fucking community college.
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peacocks
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« Reply #431 on: Sep 07, 2011, 02:07:30 PM »

that blows. I avoided that because of AP classes in HS. I think there is a test you can take to get out of those while in college though. The CLAST?
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #432 on: Sep 07, 2011, 10:23:00 PM »

Like, we're going to go over how to search databases and cite them and so on... which I did last semester! WHAT IS GOING ON? Fucking community college.
No, every college is like that. I even had a session of this during my MA programme at a centuries-old premier European university. The reason is because the evaluators keep getting assignments which don't do these things properly.
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« Reply #433 on: Sep 19, 2011, 02:44:58 PM »

This year I'm going to a new school, and over all it is kinda cool, but it is missing out on a few key things that a school should have.

Like, there's no private study spaces.  No little cubical desks with walls in a quiet room.  Nothing.  Lots and lots of big tables with chairs and power bars hanging from the ceiling with people playing music and talking and moving and being distracting though.

I asked one of the people in the counseling centre if there was any other student space, and they said "there's the library."  "there's like a million people in there." "well ... it's raining."

Man, I don't know how to tell you this, but we live in Canada.  What happens when it snows?  Does everyone get into a huge cuddle pile?  Because, I mean, I know half this room I'm in is dedicated to bean bag chairs, and it's kind of cuddle pilely even on a nice day.  Just because we're artists or whatever doesn't mean we don't have to concentrate or can't fucking deal with people sometimes, my god. 
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« Reply #434 on: Sep 19, 2011, 09:28:28 PM »

It's OCAD you're at now?
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Bernard
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« Reply #435 on: Sep 20, 2011, 11:50:08 AM »

The impossibility of studying in the library is a pet peeve of mine.

School starts the day after tomorrow. Excited, but not. Trying to get jazzed but I really just want to be home with my kid. Blerg.

SO! How bout that Nanook of the North!
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kyle
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« Reply #436 on: Sep 21, 2011, 02:06:34 PM »

My English professor just assigned a paper in which part of the paper must be about what I learned while writing the paper which she just assigned.

To reiterate: I'm going to be writing a paper about what I learned while writing a paper which I am then currently writing, which is about what I learned while writing what I am writing ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞
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Ignatius
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« Reply #437 on: Sep 21, 2011, 02:37:58 PM »

This is a common assignment for computer science students.
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G.C.R
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« Reply #438 on: Oct 03, 2011, 07:16:15 PM »

45 minutes til I have to give a presentation, and it's hard to type because my hands are shaking so bad. I thought I was cool with this! Why can't they just grade us on writing and conversation? argh.
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« Reply #439 on: Oct 03, 2011, 08:54:32 PM »

My English professor just assigned a paper in which part of the paper must be about what I learned while writing the paper which she just assigned.

To reiterate: I'm going to be writing a paper about what I learned while writing a paper which I am then currently writing, which is about what I learned while writing what I am writing ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

Write the paper in three columns, cut the columns apart from each other, tape them into a Möbius strip, and turn the paper in that way.
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Bernard
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« Reply #440 on: Oct 03, 2011, 11:30:02 PM »

Take away from me this vial of crack from which I must have smoked when I signed up for 20 units this quarter.
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jm
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« Reply #441 on: Oct 03, 2011, 11:39:43 PM »

Sweet, free vial
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kyle
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« Reply #442 on: Oct 04, 2011, 06:12:33 PM »

Take away from me this vial of crack from which I must have smoked when I signed up for 20 units this quarter.

Ugh. Best of luck.
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Bernard
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« Reply #443 on: Oct 05, 2011, 01:37:19 AM »

gracias, amigo!
jm, enjoy
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #444 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:36:48 PM »

I'm marking an assignment where we get the students to write a mock letter to an institution asking them to withdraw an ad campaign with especially bad reasoning. Boy, first-years sure like to be pushy and try to browbeat people. We asked them to write with a bit of humour, instead we get things like REMOVE THESE POSTERS IMMEDIATELY.
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #445 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:55:29 PM »

And as I say that, I find one where the student responds to the bad poster by making one of her own with the same reasoning form showing what's wrong with it. There is hope for the future, guys.
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« Reply #446 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:00:22 PM »

School is going much better this time around.
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« Reply #447 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:03:54 PM »

Good to hear it, man!
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jm
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« Reply #448 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:05:03 PM »

What he said!
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #449 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:10:23 PM »

Yeah, that's way more interesting and heartening than halfway competent freshman assignments!
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