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Old 08-03-2008, 07:45 AM   #31
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It might be the one record I'll never achieve. Never missed a thread. Second most posts in the Superthreads ever, but never broke 300 posts in a single thread.

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That would just be fucking bizarre. I do wonder when we'll finally do a thread that you miss.
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i know some people who need to get up and move away from the computer !!!!!!
Don't worry, I'm about to start on dinner now!
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Hahaha, I just noticed that the thread we hijacked in our forum gypsy stage on Peeling Off Those Dollar Bills is STILL on that forum's first page.
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And if you need proofreading or anything, I'd be happy to help such a worthy cause.

Heh, all the courses here have a requirement of 4,000 words total - which usually means two 2,000 word essays or one 2,000 word essay and an exam, but occasionally in History courses I strike a 2,500 word research essay and a 1,500 word reflective essay. Isn't so bad, though, since the reflective essays are pointless wank while the extra room on the research essay is handy.
I'll aim to get most of the writing done Tuesday/Wednesday, so I'll send you a draft for a read through then.

I like they way your courses have it. I can understand why some of my papers which have a practical element don't do it, but the one that I have to write this essay for could benefit from logical thinking like that.

I hate reflective writing. I managed to get a C on a 600 word reflective essay just because I didn't know what the fuck I wanted to say. What did they want me to say, "I feel as though I'm just as good a writer as I was when I came into the course, that I was being taught what I already knew"?
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That would just be fucking bizarre. I do wonder when we'll finally do a thread that you miss.
I have to go overseas at some point!
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I'll aim to get most of the writing done Tuesday/Wednesday, so I'll send you a draft for a read through then.

I like they way your courses have it. I can understand why some of my papers which have a practical element don't do it, but the one that I have to write this essay for could benefit from logical thinking like that.

I hate reflective writing. I managed to get a C on a 600 word reflective essay just because I didn't know what the fuck I wanted to say. What did they want me to say, "I feel as though I'm just as good a writer as I was when I came into the course, that I was being taught what I already knew"?
Ah, that soon? Awesome. I'll be looking forward to it.

Yeah, I'm happy with how it's structured, though the word limit does feel like it cramps me more than it helps me. Can't wait for Honours next year and some more realistic word limits.

Reflective essays in History mercifully aren't bad. They want you to talk about the general themes on the course and reflect on the content of the prescribed readings. So for Holocaust & Genocide, for example, the reflective essay was one that considered multiple genocides in a comparative sense. It usually proves to be dull wank, but easy wank.
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Hahaha, I just noticed that the thread we hijacked in our forum gypsy stage on Peeling Off Those Dollar Bills is STILL on that forum's first page.


We do deserve our own forum!
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I have to go overseas at some point!
And only New Zealand has the Internet.

Oh, wait ...
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We do deserve our own forum!
We've just about got one, given how large this is!

Also, that's our Kunstmuseum thread on POTDB! Oh god. Can my night get any better? A postwhorehouse record here and postwhorehouse history there ...
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Always the bridesmaid, never the bride eh, Ian?
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Anna!

In the time you were gone, you missed a whole Superthread.
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Ah, that soon? Awesome. I'll be looking forward to it.

Yeah, I'm happy with how it's structured, though the word limit does feel like it cramps me more than it helps me. Can't wait for Honours next year and some more realistic word limits.

Reflective essays in History mercifully aren't bad. They want you to talk about the general themes on the course and reflect on the content of the prescribed readings. So for Holocaust & Genocide, for example, the reflective essay was one that considered multiple genocides in a comparative sense. It usually proves to be dull wank, but easy wank.
It IS due on Friday, and since I have a class on Friday morning I can't do it at the last minute.

It would be nice to be able to have more flexibility with word counts. Especially with two essay papers. Last semester I had to write two 2,500 word essays. The first one I struggled to about 2,300 words (and got a B+, I think), and the next one I had to fight to stay below 2,700 words. If they'd asked for 5,000 words in essays I'd have managed even better marks, I'm sure.

Your reflective essays actually sound useful.
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