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SCHOOL THREAD - Avoiding group projects at all costs

Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Singularity Engine++
SCHOOL THREAD

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To all of our forumers still in high school:

Anyone who tells you that high school is the best time of your life is full of shit. College is 100% the best time of your life.

Hang in there!

Talk about school now, nerds.

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think my academic advisor is worried that I'm going to burn out before the end of this summer. In order to graduate next May, I have to:

    - Study abroad for 7 credits
    - Take a 2 credit class at the end of July
    - Mostly finish my major writing assignment from June-August so that I can add an independent study to my schedule for next spring for 2 credits
    - Hopefully get a 4 credit internship for next fall and spring
    - Take 15 credits in the fall
    - And depending on whether or not I get the internship, take anywhere from 14 (if I do) to 18 (if I don't)

    My 3L year is going to be a bitch.

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  • OghulkOghulk Rap Analyst, PhD TEXASRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That is...a lot of work.

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    It is, but it's spread out over the entire year. I'm getting 7 credits for studying in Ireland for 5 weeks, which, after talking to some of my friends who did the program last year, is a total breeze.

    The class at the end of the summer is 3 sessions at 2 1/2 hours each plus 2 full days at a state-wide conference. Again, not a big deal.

    Researching/outlining/writing my thesis for 2 months during the summer won't be that bad either, especially when I know that it's going to make my life easier next spring.

    The internship is going to be the rub (if I get it).

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh cool you guys were talking about the Whorf Hypothesis last thread. I was just reading up on why is was mostly bunk.

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Whorf is a mighty warrior! He is not bunk!

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh cool you guys were talking about the Whorf Hypothesis last thread. I was just reading up on why is was mostly bunk.

    I'm sorry, but if you think that someone like linguistic relativity can be deemed "bunk" then you are pretty confused, because there is absolutely no way the strongest version of the hypothesis can be tested by empirical methods.

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited March 2011
    i have to go to the War Museum again this evening, someone remind me

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    i have to go to the War Museum again this evening, someone remind me

    you have to read War and Peace by tomorrow morning, don't forget

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Well I guess Steven Pinker is the confused one because I was reading his arguments against the Whorf Hypothesis.

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    i have to go to the War Museum again this evening, someone remind me

    you have to read War and Peace by tomorrow morning, don't forget

    And I forgot to put on pants!


    oh nooooooooooo!

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Well I guess Steven Pinker is the confused one because I was reading his arguments against the Whorf Hypothesis.

    he must be!

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Well I guess Steven Pinker is the confused one because I was reading his arguments against the Whorf Hypothesis.

    he must be!

    To be fair he was mostly showing how the supportive evidence of the theory doesn't really stand up. But hey he's probably just confused.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    disproving the whorf hypothesis is like disproving solipsism

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff And I'll form... The head!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I had a dream last night that I wrote a midterm and didn't do too good. Woke up and realized I still have to right it. Wish me luck, will report back soon.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I mean, it sounds like he's approaching it from a psycholinguistic perspective, and given that some people argue the Whorf hypothesis psycholinguistically, that's perfectly reasonable

    but some people also argue the Whorf hypothesis as a philosophical perspective, in which case "debunking" it is like debunking the notion of a God by saying "God's in everything? Well then he must be in this cell, let me just look in--nope, no God here."

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Enough with the Whorf and the Wiggin.

    I hate when I do a thing and then read that I needed a certain thing approved by an instructor before doing that thing. Fuck you teacher. It's done and it's what you described in class. ESS MY DEE

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yeah he's mostly approaching it from a psycholinguistic angle considering he's a cognitive scientist.

    But I see what you mean in the philosophical sense in that there's no way scientifically examine reality outside of the organ through which we perceive it?

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    not even scientifically! there is no way to objectively perceive reality, full stop

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Also I just found out what Solipsism is. Yeeeaah I used to think about that all the time.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    when I was five I drew a picture of a unicorn.
    I'd never heard of a unicorn, or seen one anywhere, or had one described to me, and I came up with it all on my own

    I was five. Couldn't even talk yet

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited March 2011
    you couldn't talk at five?

    I think you're a big fat liar

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    michael-scott-from-the-office.jpg

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The thing about a lot of critical theory is that it doesn't really go anywhere a lot of the time. It's just like well that's interesting

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think my academic advisor is worried that I'm going to burn out before the end of this summer. In order to graduate next May, I have to:

    - Study abroad for 7 credits
    - Take a 2 credit class at the end of July
    - Mostly finish my major writing assignment from June-August so that I can add an independent study to my schedule for next spring for 2 credits
    - Hopefully get a 4 credit internship for next fall and spring
    - Take 15 credits in the fall
    - And depending on whether or not I get the internship, take anywhere from 14 (if I do) to 18 (if I don't)

    My 3L year is going to be a bitch.

    you're going to have to apply for that one-time extension to take more than 16 credits, aren't you

    shouldn't have taken that 10 credit semester

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Anyone who tells you that high school is the best time of your life is full of shit. College is 100% the best time of your life.

    So true. So very true.

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff And I'll form... The head!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I shit the bed on that midterm, fawk

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  • Mr. ButtonsMr. Buttons Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh shit, if a BA is worthless.... what does that mean about getting an Associates?

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I am running on an hour nap, am shaky as hell, and have four pages left to write for this paper.

    ARRRGH

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  • KabitzyKabitzy find me in Monsbaiya Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    man, i just realized i am super behind on extra curriculars. now i feel super guilty for not doing anything summer after freshman year. :(

    but i plan on joining some biology honors society next semester, and maybe tutoring/and or doing research

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I am really freaking shaky. I feel like I'm twitching.

    I think it's a combination of no sleep and a lot of caffeine and I have lunch in half an hour.

    Is there something in particular I should eat to help settle my body down so I can keep working on this paper?

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Something low GI like a ham and cheese sammich on wholemeal bread. Also closing down PA from your internets and focus on your paper will help a lot :P

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    the idea of having a "best time of your life" is depressing as shit

    stop being babies, chumps

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  • SassoriSassori Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tef wrote: »
    Something low GI like a ham and cheese sammich on wholemeal bread. Also closing down PA from your internets and focus on your paper will help a lot :P

    Helpful. Thanks!

    And I've giving myself until after I grab a quick bite to eat before tackling things again. I'm trying to rush through work stuff so that I'll be free. So it's not really a break but at least I'm taking a pause from T.S. Eliot for an hour.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I- I had a really fun time in highschool!

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Sassori wrote: »
    I am really freaking shaky. I feel like I'm twitching.

    I think it's a combination of no sleep and a lot of caffeine and I have lunch in half an hour.

    Is there something in particular I should eat to help settle my body down so I can keep working on this paper?

    Something solid, not sugary.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm going to graduate in spring with a history degree from UC Santa Barbara. I'm putting the finishing touches on my senior research paper. I have no idea what I'm going to do next someone give me a job!

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  • PeccaviPeccavi Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    College was far better times than high school.

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    the idea of having a "best time of your life" is depressing as shit

    stop being babies, chumps

    It's all down hill from here...

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    skettios wrote: »
    Anyone who tells you that high school is the best time of your life is full of shit. College is 100% the best time of your life.

    So true. So very true.

    Jesus, I hope not. Even if college had been fun for me.

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  • KabitzyKabitzy find me in Monsbaiya Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    so, Emory University has this nice searchable database of summer internships/research opportunities for high schoolers, undergrads and grad students. Thought I'd post just in case anyone else was interested.

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