For a retired page, this is pretty active
Proxima did tell us to, you know, leave our parents basements or something. so you do that!
2000 words on Protoceratops, with printouts of cited papers. Yay.
hehehe. wait till he teaches his first class as a grad school, after taking classes as a grad student.
I routinly wrote 40 page papers each week. I would assign a 2 or 3 page paper to my 100 level class and hear "but that's sooooo long".
the mind boggles.
He can always just put lots of greeking into the middle. we never read the middle, anyhow!
Depends on the subject really, I can go on for hours lecturing on stuff I'm interested in.
no no, not the lectures, those are fun. teh grading papers. ;-)
the 2 page long things that make our mutual friend look like a well organized writer and thinker.
'zactly. We frequently did it with bottles of our favorite adult beverage in our hands. My closest friend at the time was a russian muslim, when the drink flowed our comments were far more, ummm, creative. When it was my own class, when i was not the TA, i was better behaved. but god, the first time you pick up a paper and read (i'm not kidding here):
"So then they went to the camp and attacked them and they ran away but then the next day they attacked them and they all died".
Ick. 40 paged papers. Nooo thank you.
And I have no doubt you can go on for hours on your lectures Ty. Hahaha.
And...Ew. Grading papers. I help my dad with his grading on his student's papers. It's intense.
And in a large enough 100 level, intro course, there are so many of them and they are all so...vapid.
It's funny, you can instantly see kids who are clearly jr. and srs due to not only their writing, but the way they organize their thoughts, analyze the issue, etc.
I'm in the diningroom, does that count?
what's a proto ceratop, and how many pages (roughly) is 2000 words; tenish?
Desperate measures, call for desperate font size changes.
Bah. When my older brother was fifteen, he wrote a paper on tanks (as in, the military vehicle) that was over twenty pages. And that was after Mom and Dad made him cut a significant portion of it.
be honest: biggest font size you've used on a paper you tried to turn in. and have you ever pushed teh margins in "just a bit" to get one line to roll over and make your next page! :-)
(we didn't really have easy word processing like you do today, even when i was teaching. it was *just* hitting the style sheets, so we didn't get cool pictures, formatting etc., but i had a few who tried to push the limits).
1. Push the margins just a bit. 2. Change simple words to their synonymous longer worded version. Ex: Big---> Ginormous. 3. Get all periods, commas, apostrophes and individually change their font size to 15 instead of 12.
That's more work that actually, you know, writing another couple of hundred words...
Shh. There's only so much BS I can conjure within 2 hours. But usually, on topics I like writing on, It can go on...and on...and..on...and next thing you know, I have some weird rambling of my deepest thoughts somewhere in there. Which is why I can't write. I rant. Like this.
12.5 1.08" they use rulers these days to check.
I never pushed it past size 14, double-spaced, 1-inch margins.
In fact, back when my essays were still hand-written, I would meticulously redraw the margins of the lined paper so they were actually 1", rather than the 1.25" most lined papers use. But that's because I was obsessive-compulsive; I'm totally better now! (He said as he made another edit adding double-spaces between sentences...)
I used to clock volunteer hours at a school library re-shelving it. By the end of the year, I had re-shelved the entire library.
Heh. i used to rant at you people. I would be like "do you all know how fucking decimals work? 0.123 is NOT bigger than 0.4! and BF belongs in BF don't make me go running around to the BE section to find my texts! ;-)
It gets worse. I would fill shelves to max capacity, which eventually resulted in 3 entire shelves being completely empty and then requiring relabeling.
was this in college, hs, or earlier.
HS. I had a study hall, would get a library pass and get to work.
In middle school, I was a library aide. Given that this was the early 2000s, a significant part of the time was spent manually running the virus scanner on each of the 20+ PCs every day.
(That time was... weird for me. My gullibility resulted in me reading 500 page books on why extraterrestrials, the Loch Ness monster, and bigfoot, were totally real, man, and believing them. Suffice to say, if you had any questions about the vast government conspiracy to cover up UFOs, I was your man.)
GOOD TO KNOW. i shall run to you for my revivew of "bigfoot hunters" which supposedly ends this week. oohhhhhh they have heard a real live "squatch" call. or something. you know.
...I hated those days. My hand writing was...and still is small, so, my essays were not only hard to read for the practically blind, but they would be longer.
I figure that the reason my handwriting looks like ancient coptic is so that no teacher could decide if what i said was correct or not. ;-)
My Cyrillic is better than my normal handwriting, which is just sad.
cool ass. you can write cyrillic? I know the letters and all, but forget that m's are t's and mess up everything.