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I'm a fucking snob [Jul. 20th, 2005|02:16 pm]
Nchanter
[emotional state |tiredtired]
[song on the wind |Silence. Much better than a Tennessee accent.]

First off Darxus and I are going to Manray tonight. Thought people might care.

Secondly, my real entry.

So this class, at Bunker Hill... I'm... bored if I'm not being a know-it-all. I already know how to write. We broke into small groups to give constructive criticism, and the people in my group couldn't come up with anything bad to say. At all. "Wow, that was concise, and it flowed." and other things. I'm hopeing I don't get the same reaction from the teacher. Except we had a little excersize in class and we had to paraphrase a 2 paragraph article, in an excorsize about plagarism and not doing it, and she found ONE thing to critique, which was a word choice thing that was borderline wrong, but would have probably been fine if she wasn't trying to find *something* wrong.

Yes, I realize I can't spell, but formal papers are run through spellcheck.

I'm afraid of being totally bored in this class. We've had 3 formal assignments so far (today was the 2nd class) and none of them are allowed to be more than a page. Because writing a page is hard. I can do a 3 paragraph essay, I learned that in 5th grade, and have been revising it ever since. My one-page assignment for monday? Summarize the story we had to read. Just the narration, don't go into any of the meaning. Make sure it doesn't go over a page.

And, I don't want to be the know it all. There are a number of adults in the class and I don't like looking like a bratty little kid, though the people who didn't show up monday were all younger than me, or it looked like it, so I'm not actually the youngest in the class, but still.

I also think I pick up on what other people are trying to say better than the teacher. Oi vey.

It's only 6 weeks of class, and 1 week is down.

and 3.5 hours of a boring class a day is just fucking tireing, esp when i got 1 hour commutes as bookend. I should start haveing lunch Cambridge or something on my way home, to make the day less blah.

Anyone want to schedule lunches with me Monday or Wednesday around 1 either in Harvard Square, Porter Square, or Davis Square? (Places I can get to on the T token I utalize and not have to get back on the T to catch the 77 back to Arlington.)

-Kris
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-07-20 08:09 pm (UTC)
I agree. However, it's still not a lot of work.
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[User Picture]From: ricevermicelli
2005-07-20 07:25 pm (UTC)
Why are you taking this class? Do you get credit? Do you get out of doing something else? What is the class supposed to accomplish? Boredom is so not worth it.

I'd love to have lunch with you sometime.
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[User Picture]From: asciikitty
2005-07-20 07:29 pm (UTC)
Since she hasn't answered yet: it's not only a requirement, I think it's a pre-req for classes that she's already taken.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-07-20 08:14 pm (UTC)
What asciikitty said. It's freshman writing comp 101 bullshit class. I took it twice at Emerson, never managed to show up for enough classes to get credit for it. Lesley failed to notice that, as a transfer, I hadn't already recieved credit for it, and it's totally a pre-req for every over class in the school, you are supposed to take it your first semester there, and they offer multiple sections every semester. I thought I placed out of it, with my writing sample, but that ended up not being true.

So I get credit. I'm not sure if my grade matters, all my grades from Emerson didn't transfer, just the fact that I fullfilled X number of credits and 1 requirement, but I don't think it will be too hard to get a good grade in this class, assumeing I can show any improvement in my writing.

I think the biggest challange is justifying getting up at 7am to show up to this thing...
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-07-20 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh! and on the Lunch front: How does monday sound?
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[User Picture]From: ricevermicelli
2005-07-21 01:27 pm (UTC)
Monday sounds lovely.
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[User Picture]From: ert
2005-07-20 08:07 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Lunch! Lunch Wednesday could probably happen!
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-07-20 08:09 pm (UTC)
It's a plan :-) especially since I'm seeing you the next day. scheduling just tends to work like that :-P
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[User Picture]From: mabfan
2005-07-21 02:42 am (UTC)
Would a letter from a former writing teacher testifying to your talent allow you to get out of this class? Just let me know.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-07-21 12:35 pm (UTC)
I doubt it. Lesley wouldn't let me try to place out of it (I asked) so I think it's part of the "character building" process that is college. Obviousely, my dean doesn't know me well enough otherwise she would realized I have quite enough character already! But thank you for the offer.
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[User Picture]From: ithych
2005-07-21 04:54 pm (UTC)
I hate to point this out dear, but as a teacher, you would need to be able to catch other people's spelling mistakes. You cannot just assume that they ran spell check, and you certainly can't avoid in-class writing assignments altogether. Just a thought.
~G
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