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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Most of my writing assignments in college had both minimum and maximum word limits.

    We were doing it based on APA style, which emphasizes brevity because the goal is to teach you to write articles for scientific journals.

    I only took Comp I before dropping out, so my teacher was happy when students were able to do a one page double spaced essay. I seriously saw her write on someone's paper once, "incapable to finish reading too many errors in grammar, spelling, and clear thoughts." Followed by giving them a D instead of a F

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You set specific rules when people don't have the experience or good judgment to properly follow reasonable guidelines.

    Which describes a lot of lower division college students.

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Abdhyius wrote: »

    as in, they said, this should be 800 words so you 880 and 720 is okay

    We had that too. It's important for students to learn to deal with entirely arbitrary limitations.

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  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    three hundred words is so fucking annoying

    entire paper in haiku format NO EXCEPTIONS

    desc on
  • ResRes __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2010
    Actually where's Res, I want to know about this vest thing.

    what's up

    Res on
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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »

    as in, they said, this should be 800 words so you 880 and 720 is okay

    We had that too. It's important for students to learn to deal with entirely arbitrary limitations.

    800 is annoyingly small when you have something to say, though

    but it's the perfect length when you have 90 minutes and have to bullshit your way through the whole thing

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  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    DeShadowC wrote: »
    Certainly but a set specific one shouldn't exist. Basically what I'm saying is the essay is unable to make its point without getting "long winded" then it should be marked as such. But if there's a 2000 word limit and you wrote 2200 while still keeping it interesting and not wasting points or words then you shouldn't be penalized for the fact.


    That probably makes less sense being read then it did in my mind.
    I see and understand your point. The problem is that a majority of students are whiny bitches, and if you don't give them a word limit they get stressed and confused by the direction to "be concise".

    God I ran through that so many times in school. If the topic and rules of a paper weren't clearly laid out, and the student was given the option they'd be lost.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    also because it's really retarded

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    RMS Oceanic on
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    Does Norway really need to be a different country to Finland? It's a big debate. Largely based around trying to find where the two countries are on a map and working out if they have separate languages or not. Sometimes they throw Sweden into the mix.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    BORK BORK BORK BORK BORK BORK!? It's a big debate

    Casual Eddy on
    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
  • SarksusSarksus ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    You know, I played Minecraft, and it just wasn't as interesting as everybody says it is. I really really don't get the appeal.

    I assume you played the free creative version rather than the full paid version? The free version is just playing with LEGO basically whereas the full version has resource management, crafting, building, combat, transport, day/night cycles and last time I played weather and biomes were being tested in rudimentary levels.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    Does Norway really need to be a different country to Finland? It's a big debate. Largely based around trying to find where the two countries are on a map and working out if they have separate languages or not. Sometimes they throw Sweden into the mix.

    It seems weird that Norway is the one being accused of having Finnish identity issues, considering most of Finland was owned by Sweden or Russia at one point or another, and current scholarly thinking has Finnish in a language group of its own along with Estonian and Hungarian.

    RMS Oceanic on
  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    So the missus is in Paris for the next few days on what is supposedly part of her hen night/week away somewhere nice without me. So in the meantime, I figure either strip clubs and debauchery or finishing off Assassin's Creed 2.

    Choices, choices.

    Bogart on
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    Does Norway really need to be a different country to Finland? It's a big debate. Largely based around trying to find where the two countries are on a map and working out if they have separate languages or not. Sometimes they throw Sweden into the mix.

    It seems weird that Norway is the one being accused of having Finnish identity issues, considering most of Finland was owned by Sweden or Russia at one point or another, and current scholarly thinking has Finnish in a language group of its own along with Estonian and Hungarian.
    You have discovered a joke. It menaces with spikes of obsidian. On it there is an image of Dwarves. The Dwarves are being eaten by skeleton carp.

    Mojo_Jojo on
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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Winky wrote: »
    I'm thinking about writing an erotic story and trying to get it published at a site that accepts these kinds of things

    Just to see if I can

    Because you secretly really want to write erotic fiction for a living you mean.

    I would love to write anything for a living, and erotic fiction is high up on the list of things that'd be fun to write, but it's not near the top.

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You're such an old man Bogart, you'll choose videogames 'cos then you don't have to leave the house and can just walk about in your underwear all day.

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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    So the missus is in Paris for the next few days banging some prissy Parisian dude. So in the meantime, I figure either strip clubs and debauchery or finishing off Assassin's Creed 2.

    Choices, choices.

    Winky on
  • mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So netflix on the 360 is awesome and all, but it requiring a gold membership means that if I take my profile and go play games at a friend's house, nobody else can watch netflix. :?

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    "I've had requests for adoption. In America, a man changed his name legally to Lucius Malfoy, showed me the documentation and then sent me documents to disown my parents and move to be with him in the States in his house, which he had named Malfoy Manor. I kindly rejected that. That was quite scary".

    - Harry Potter actor Tom Felton, on "special" fans

    Oh dear.

    This is like those girls who run up to Robert Pattinson asking him to suck their blood out, only at least three times as creepy.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Not a Fictional Character Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I really need to figure out how I want to deal with next year. I'll have enough money to live for 12 months, plus I'll have unemployment if I can't find work right off. However, I really want to take a Technical Writing course - which eats up at least 5 months of living. And I have no idea what my time/commute situation will be next year. I can't possibly afford a car anytime soon, and I'm simply nowhere near brave enough to consider a motorized scooter or anything so I can't work around horrible bus commute times, and I don't even know which CITY my next job will be in. Also I'm not sure if my technical writing thing will really work out because 90% of the technical writing jobs around here are about programming and I absolutely fail at programming.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    So the missus is in Paris for the next few days on what is supposedly part of her hen night/week away somewhere nice without me. So in the meantime, I figure either strip clubs and debauchery or finishing off Assassin's Creed 2.

    Choices, choices.

    You're going to starve to death. She'll find you dead, in your underpants, in front of a game over screen on your xbox.

    Mojo_Jojo on
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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    So the missus is in Paris for the next few days on what is supposedly part of her hen night/week away somewhere nice without me. So in the meantime, I figure either strip clubs and debauchery or finishing off Assassin's Creed 2.

    Choices, choices.

    We both know it will be AC2. Strip clubs are a young man's game.

    Thomamelas on
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    Does Norway really need to be a different country to Finland? It's a big debate. Largely based around trying to find where the two countries are on a map and working out if they have separate languages or not. Sometimes they throw Sweden into the mix.

    It seems weird that Norway is the one being accused of having Finnish identity issues, considering most of Finland was owned by Sweden or Russia at one point or another, and current scholarly thinking has Finnish in a language group of its own along with Estonian and Hungarian.
    You have discovered a joke. It menaces with spikes of obsidian. On it there is an image of Dwarves. The Dwarves are being eaten by skeleton carp.

    I have -4 to sense motive when consulting solely the written word.

    RMS Oceanic on
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited September 2010

    I have -4 to sense motive when consulting solely the written word.

    If it helps, it was actually funny in my head.

    Mojo_Jojo on
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  • mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Bogart wrote: »
    So the missus is in Paris for the next few days on what is supposedly part of her hen night/week away somewhere nice without me. So in the meantime, I figure either strip clubs and debauchery or finishing off Assassin's Creed 2.

    Choices, choices.

    We both know it will be AC2. Strip clubs are a young man's game.

    Plus, internet porn is cheaper.

    mrflippy on
  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    I am disappointed no one thinks I could go and drown myself in the ample cleavage of cheap strumpets. Or cook for myself adequately enough to stay alive in her absence..

    Though I did just eat a chip sandwich because it was the least difficult thing I could think of doing tonight, so perhaps that last point is bang on.

    Bogart on
  • mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hmm, why do I need a disc in order to use netflix on my Wii. Why can't I just download an app? Ugh.

    mrflippy on
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    Does Norway really need to be a different country to Finland? It's a big debate. Largely based around trying to find where the two countries are on a map and working out if they have separate languages or not. Sometimes they throw Sweden into the mix.

    It seems weird that Norway is the one being accused of having Finnish identity issues, considering most of Finland was owned by Sweden or Russia at one point or another, and current scholarly thinking has Finnish in a language group of its own along with Estonian and Hungarian.

    also because we've been part of both sweden and denmark but never finland

    those two are close but finland is a long way away

    I know we share a border with them but up there there's nothing

    nothing except forests and cold

    anyway, the language debate is about our written language

    we have two

    it's retarded

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Variable wrote: »
    These two people were hanging out and then they fucked.

    fin

    hey Var wanna hangout?

    nexuscrawler on
  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    I am disappointed no one thinks I could go and drown myself in the ample cleavage of cheap strumpets. Or cook for myself adequately enough to stay alive in her absence..

    Though I did just eat a chip sandwich because it was the least difficult thing I could think of doing tonight, so perhaps that last point is bang on.

    I can't wait for your marriage!

    Casual Eddy on
    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Back to Mad Men methinks.

    BobCesca on
  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    mrflippy wrote: »
    Hmm, why do I need a disc in order to use netflix on my Wii. Why can't I just download an app? Ugh.

    Its the same way with the PS3. I don't get it but the disc is free and you never have to send it back.

    DeShadowC on
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    also thanks to school I now hate the whole language debate with a passion

    I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ALRIGHT

    STOP MAKING ME WRITE ABOUT IT

    What language debate?

    Does Norway really need to be a different country to Finland? It's a big debate. Largely based around trying to find where the two countries are on a map and working out if they have separate languages or not. Sometimes they throw Sweden into the mix.

    It seems weird that Norway is the one being accused of having Finnish identity issues, considering most of Finland was owned by Sweden or Russia at one point or another, and current scholarly thinking has Finnish in a language group of its own along with Estonian and Hungarian.

    also because we've been part of both sweden and denmark but never finland

    those two are close but finland is a long way away

    I know we share a border with them but up there there's nothing

    nothing except forests and cold

    anyway, the language debate is about our written language

    we have two

    it's retarded

    Aren't there at least three dialects of Chinese running around? And I think Spanish has three or four, not counting Mexican.

    RMS Oceanic on
  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    I am disappointed no one thinks I could go and drown myself in the ample cleavage of cheap strumpets. Or cook for myself adequately enough to stay alive in her absence..

    Though I did just eat a chip sandwich because it was the least difficult thing I could think of doing tonight, so perhaps that last point is bang on.

    *looks in English to American dictionary*

    You ate a sandwich made out of Freedom Fries?

    emnmnme on
  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Back to Mad Men methinks.

    :^:

    excellent choice

    Casual Eddy on
    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    basically around the turn of the century we became independent and all and so we needed to figure out how to write

    up until then we were writing danish

    the cities (where educated rich people lived, educated in copenhagen) wanted danish, the farmers in the rest of the country wanted something more like what we spoke

    some guy went around and recorded tons of dialects and made a written language based on that and some other guy norwegianized danish

    to this day we haven't decided which one to use so we have both

    and you have to learn both in school which is dumb

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Back to Mad Men methinks.

    :^:

    excellent choice

    apparently having clean clothes is more important than watching Mad Men so I have to wait a bit while japan hangs out the laundry.

    BobCesca on
  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    our great danish knows danish

    she's snoring right now

    Casual Eddy on
    Elki wrote: »

    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
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