Saturday, September 29, 2007

Woe is me

I just got finished complaining on Facebook, and decided that I might as well complain here too. I am trying to write a paper on Aristotle's Politics, and I am about to lose my mind. Of course, this is the last thing I want to happen, since it is difficult enough for me to comprehend the old geezer with my brain firmly in place. Maybe it's just me (or maybe it's just Aristotle) but every argument I find seems to need multiple paragraphs of clarification and definition before I can even attempt to say anything about it.

So, instead of writing my paper I'm posting here and playing Scrabble online with my mother.

Really, I already have 1 3/4 pages of a 5 page paper done, and it isn't due until the 16th, so I'm actually in good shape.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Is it just me...

...or is this a little odd?

My history professor is somewhat, uh, different. He tells us how to take notes, when to take notes, and what sort of container we need to put them in to study. He specified where each person has to sit for class (and my spot is in the front, about 6 inches from his desk, which makes everything just a little less comfortable.) He provided us with one textbook, but most of our assignments refer to a completely different book, only one copy of which is available in town. He requires anyone who gets a C or worse on the first exam to either drop out immediately or attend daily, compulsory tutoring. If you don't seem to be performing so well in class (i.e. not answering any questions) he will email your academic adviser and let them know that you are not a good student and should be monitored.

The best, though, is our last assignment. We were required to print off and analyze a specific essay, looking for all the many elements that make it an "exemplary piece of academic writing," its merits to be discussed in class. The author of this "exemplary" piece of writing? The professor.

Ok, so I've been studying for the last 5 hours and I'm a little crabby. But still.....

Monday, September 03, 2007

I have created and am nominating myself for a new award. I even get a nifty little button.

For right now I think that I am the only recipient of this award.