1. Should be working on a !college essay right now, but I kinda feel like I can't possibly complete it in time now, anyway. but I guess that's a poor excuse to not try.

    Thursday, 21-Apr-11 18:36:15 UTC from web
    1. @retl YOU CAN DO IT! We believe in you!!! And, if worst comes to worst, my new favorite quote came from someone in a MLP:FIM forum: Being useful is overrated!

      Thursday, 21-Apr-11 19:14:40 UTC from web
      1. @libbylishly In the end, I did try. It was half of the required length, and will likely be 0 for missing submission criteria, with a 2.0 at best if the professor's feeling particularly generous when he grades it. !college (The lesson here is: Double check your syllabuses every other day so that important turn-in dates don't slip by unnoticed. )

        Thursday, 21-Apr-11 21:32:42 UTC from web
        1. @retl Ugh, bummer. :( I hope the prof gives you a fair shot...

          Monday, 25-Apr-11 15:35:01 UTC from web
          1. @libbylishly Yep, I think it'll be okay. XD If nothing else, it's good reason for me to get an early start on this final essay thingy. I'm still not very confident, but since we're done reading new stuff, I have a relatively good idea of things that I can pull a lot of thoughts from and things that I lock up on. I can get pretty far by questioning diction and perspective choices, actually. :D (Kinda wish I had known that when I first started the class, but so it goes.)

            Monday, 25-Apr-11 15:42:38 UTC from web
            1. @retl Sounds to me that at least you know your stuff, and you definitely have the writing skills to pull it off. What class is all this delightful drivel being written for?

              Monday, 25-Apr-11 15:51:10 UTC from web
              1. @libbylishly ENGL 1102. It's pretty much a class that most freshmen are expected to take ASAP, so the guy's relatively forgiving in comparison to some of the other professors I've dealt with. But the professor I've got this time is fairly scatterbrained, too. So if I want to pick up new tricks, I have to look for them in other people.

                Monday, 25-Apr-11 15:54:37 UTC from web
                1. @retl Ugh, does not sound like fun (I hated my ultra-dumbed-down freshman English classes - which is bad for a writer to have to say!). Scatter-brained professors can be fun if you're intentionally sidetracking them, but otherwise that can just be annoying...

                  Monday, 25-Apr-11 15:57:21 UTC from web
                  1. @libbylishly I had a professor that was basically a robot when I tried to make up lost transfer credit for a required communications course. I'm pretty much grateful for any professor that can understand what I'm saying and talk back, now. (But yeah, sometimes sidetracking turns into crazy LOL moments.)

                    Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:01:52 UTC from web
                    1. @retl Aw man... some profs really shouldn't be teaching in college; i swear they're living on tenure. Glad this one isn't such a twerp. Heh, i had one prof who we could sidetrack into telling crazy wacked-out stories for 3/4 of any given class period. Since it was an easy class, it was way more fun than the course material... XD

                      Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:05:34 UTC from web
                      1. @libbylishly Wow, that's kinda awesome. XD I find it amusing that most of my professors who love their subject have the issue of being sidetracked into passionately pursuing a related-but-not-quite-related question if you ask it right after they cover a similar enough subject. It happens the most with my math and physics professors. !college

                        Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:09:22 UTC from web
                    2. @retl I had a high school teacher who was really passionate about burrowing owls. By the time my sister had her class, though, she recognized when a student was trying to sidetrack her. :p

                      Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:08:06 UTC from web
                      1. @scribus Ahaha, I see. X3 Man, I wonder what I would be like if I ended up up a teacher. I bet people would start trying to distract me by bringing in mentions of balloons into EVERYTHING and I'd be like THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SUBJECT BUT ACTUALLY IT DOES AND THIS IS HOW *rambles about them for the remainder of class and forgets to assign homework*

                        Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:11:05 UTC from web
                        1. @retl That's probably what would happen to me, too. I had the sidetracking luck more with English teachers than with anyone else, which was awesome. And yes, they did sometimes forget to assign homework. XD

                          Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:17:34 UTC from web
                          1. @libbylishly One thing that's bittersweet about one of my current professors is that he will remember to email everyone the homework if he forgets to assign it. It's kinda unfun as there's no excuse to not have looked at the homework. But it's kinda awesome since the homework is pretty much a study guide for whatever the exam will be, so going out of his way to show it to us is essentially going out of his way to keep up up-to-speed for the upcoming assignments.

                            Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:21:57 UTC from web
                            1. @retl Aw, sounds like that guy's a cool professor. I like the ones who really want you to succeed and know that their point at this college is to help you do just that, not just collect a paycheck for talking to morons for a couple hours a day... which is the attitude far too many have. :(

                              Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:27:18 UTC from web
                        2. @retl I'm actually aiming to become a teacher, and I already have a problem with sending myself off on tangents. XD But if I have an outline at hand I tend to do better, it's mostly when I'm winging it in daily conversation. "Hey, that reminds me-" !c

                          Monday, 25-Apr-11 16:24:09 UTC from web