what are essays good for? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 5,549
Local Time: 07:01 PM
what are essays good for?

well?
__________________

__________________
Tomer is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 06:47 AM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
DrTeeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Q continuum
Posts: 4,770
Local Time: 07:01 PM
keeping you busy
__________________

__________________
DrTeeth is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 06:48 AM   #3
Refugee
 
Evalicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Golganooza
Posts: 1,291
Local Time: 08:01 PM
ohhhh, if it hadn´t been for all the essays i would have failed high-school. I never know any facts, but i sure can write!
About anything, anytime, cos i´ve got plenty to say!

Writing essays was the only thing i was excellent at
__________________
Evalicious is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 07:06 AM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
UnforgettableLemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 7,286
Local Time: 01:01 PM
Excercising analytical skills and inducing creative thought processes. Oh, and they start good fires.

I'm an English major, and I think that English essays in particular serve no pragmatic purpose. It's simply learning for the sake of learning. Writing an essay, a good one, is not about showing what I've learned. At least to me. It's more of a learning process in and of itself.
__________________
UnforgettableLemon is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 07:28 AM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 5,549
Local Time: 07:01 PM
okay
i mean bookreports
like

i read a book
summary
opinion
done


whats that about

it has no purpose
do any of you ever think

man

i learned this form making a bookreport
__________________
Tomer is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 07:30 AM   #6
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
UnforgettableLemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 7,286
Local Time: 01:01 PM
It's more interesting for a teacher to read than a standard quiz?

__________________
UnforgettableLemon is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 07:32 AM   #7
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 5,549
Local Time: 07:01 PM
see
thats what i mean

why do i need to make 5 of them this year?

and why does everyone get mad if i get them from the internet?
__________________
Tomer is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 07:42 AM   #8
The Fly
 
e edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Where The Streets Have Lots Of Puddles
Posts: 226
Local Time: 07:01 PM
well.... if you're a good student they only take your time, but if you're a bad student they can save your a**, 'cauze you can write about nth but make an impression that you know a lot (of corse you've got to be tallented to do it - like me , i'm really good in that ). and if you're a teacher that must be awfull- reading all this stuff, people trying to be smart and writing about nth. it generally only take's lots of time. i hate essays .
__________________
e edge is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 07:42 AM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
UnforgettableLemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 7,286
Local Time: 01:01 PM
Because it's illegal.
__________________
UnforgettableLemon is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 08:25 AM   #10
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 02:01 PM

What is the purpose of ANYTHING?
__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 08:37 AM   #11
Refugee
 
Evalicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Golganooza
Posts: 1,291
Local Time: 08:01 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonochick
What is the purpose of ANYTHING?


Someone is having a bit of the existential crisis?
__________________
Evalicious is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 09:05 AM   #12
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 02:01 PM

What else is new?
__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 09:29 AM   #13
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
UnforgettableLemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 7,286
Local Time: 01:01 PM
Flannery O'Connor wrote weird existential fiction. Christian existentialsim makes my head go

Nevertheless, her stories are provocative. Gotta love "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "Everything that Rises Must Converge"

The Misfit is awesome
__________________
UnforgettableLemon is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 11:45 AM   #14
ONE
love, blood, life
 
indra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 02:01 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by UnforgettableLemon
Flannery O'Connor wrote weird existential fiction. Christian existentialsim makes my head go

Nevertheless, her stories are provocative. Gotta love "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "Everything that Rises Must Converge"

The Misfit is awesome
Oh yeah, I LOVE "A Good Man is Hard to Find!"
__________________
indra is offline  
Old 10-20-2004, 12:21 PM   #15
ONE
love, blood, life
 
indra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 02:01 PM
think
Quote:
Originally posted by UnforgettableLemon
Excercising analytical skills and inducing creative thought processes. Oh, and they start good fires.

I'm an English major, and I think that English essays in particular serve no pragmatic purpose. It's simply learning for the sake of learning. Writing an essay, a good one, is not about showing what I've learned. At least to me. It's more of a learning process in and of itself.
Actually, "Excercising analytical skills and inducing creative thought processes" is exactly why you write essays and book reports. Educatiion is not just teaching the what (facts and figures, so to speak), but also the whys and hows. Essentially, they are to teach you to think and to apply what you learn to other situations.

I had a teacher put it best. Some students complained that what was on the test he gave wasn't the same stuff in the book. He said, (it's been decades, so I don't remember it verbatim) "If I wanted to know what was in the book, I'd read the book. What I want to know is that you know how to apply what is in the book. That's what you have to do to answer the questions." What I took from that is that you can know everything in the world, but if you can't express or apply it, it's completely worthless. I did well in Bob's class, a lot of people didn't.
__________________

__________________
indra is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com