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post Apr 23 2006, 11:05 AM
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Hi all,

Noob from Berkshire, desperately avoiding a theoretical archaeology essay. I can feel the pull.... - btw the title is, "Whose past is it?" what would you guys say?
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post Apr 23 2006, 11:26 AM
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"Whose Past is it?" Sounds like something Lloyd Grosman would be involved, daytime panel show. "Who would have a past like this?". Or maybe some comedy variation "Whose past is it anyway?".

...yeah ok, I'm avoiding work too...


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post Apr 23 2006, 01:21 PM
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What work you avoiding?

I like the lloyd Grossman style of answering, "who lives in a past like this" That would be great. Ugh actually now I have some kind of Lloyd Grossman and Adam Hart-Davies get together going on in my head, icky icky icky...
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post Apr 23 2006, 02:33 PM
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Welcome to Matazone!

*hands you some string as string has twiney goodness*

How goes your essay?


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post Apr 23 2006, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (gingerpig @ Apr 23 2006, 02:21 PM) *
What work you avoiding?


4,000 word individual report for a group project which is worth about 1/3 of the final year of my degree.


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post Apr 23 2006, 06:22 PM
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QUOTE (Ashbless @ Apr 23 2006, 03:33 PM) *
Welcome to Matazone!

*hands you some string as string has twiney goodness*

How goes your essay?


380 words of complete gibberish later...

Twiney godness just serves to confuse me further, and my brains are all spiced out I'm afraid... Thanks for the welcome though!

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4,000 word individual report for a group project which is worth about 1/3 of the final year of my degree.


My essay is worth a third of a third for my MA, plus there's the dissertation. So it doesn't sound as if it's important as yours - plus it's only 3500 words. What's your degree? and any further on with the write-up?
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post Apr 23 2006, 07:03 PM
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Grr...you guys just reminded me of the homework I'm procrastinating from...and this stupid D.A.R.E. essay that I've got to read in front of the school Wednesday.....


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post Apr 23 2006, 07:16 PM
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Being older I needed to look up D.A.R.E. Don't envy you, how "colourful" you going to make it?
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post Apr 23 2006, 07:35 PM
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*duct-tapes gingerpig to ceiling* Don't worry, you'll fall down soon. I'm hiding from my physics homework because I don't understand it or want to do it. I'm having a great deal of trouble caring about the index of refraction.


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post Apr 23 2006, 08:14 PM
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Hmmm duct playing hell with my carefully coiffured guinea pig fur.... Why to the ceiling anyhow? and why the duct tape? I gather it's a tradition around these parts.

Index of refraction *whoosh*
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post Apr 23 2006, 09:20 PM
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QUOTE (gingerpig @ Apr 23 2006, 03:16 PM) *
Being older I needed to look up D.A.R.E. Don't envy you, how "colourful" you going to make it?


What do you mean by "How colorful you going to make it?"


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post Apr 23 2006, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE (gingerpig @ Apr 23 2006, 07:22 PM) *
QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Apr 23 2006, 03:37 PM) *

4,000 word individual report for a group project which is worth about 1/3 of the final year of my degree.


My essay is worth a third of a third for my MA, plus there's the dissertation. So it doesn't sound as if it's important as yours - plus it's only 3500 words. What's your degree? and any further on with the write-up?


So...it's worth a ninth? My degree is Sound Technology, it's....ok I suppose, I've not really done any other degrees to be able to rate it on a good/bad scale, though, I hope to never ever have to do another essay again, so it's not had a possitive affect on me. I'm over 2000 words in, it's going very slooooowlyyyyy...but surely, should be ok on the word count, of course, it'll be a load of wank. tongue.gif

Edit: Oh yeah, it's a BSc, with added (Hons).


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post Apr 24 2006, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (devils_daughter @ Apr 23 2006, 10:20 PM) *
What do you mean by "How colorful you going to make it?"


Seemed like a subject you could embroider with lots of lurid details, but I guess that's probbaly not a very productive angle.


QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Apr 23 2006, 10:36 PM) *
it'll be a load of wank. tongue.gif

Edit: Oh yeah, it's a BSc, with added (Hons).


All the best stuff is. Honest.

My BSc had added hons too, I'm not sure if I got them as I only got a 2:2, but I still quote them sometimes.
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post Apr 24 2006, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE (gingerpig @ Apr 24 2006, 01:06 PM) *
All the best stuff is. Honest.

My BSc had added hons too, I'm not sure if I got them as I only got a 2:2, but I still quote them sometimes.


Yeah, I'm probably looking at a 'Desmond' myself, but I can't say that prospect especially bothers me. Finished this morning at 6am btw with 3,977 words. I'm so hardcore. tongue.gif


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post Apr 24 2006, 05:15 PM
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Aren't you just tempted to say 'la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la', just to hit the 4k?

Hello Gp! The duct tape is so that you don't run away. We have a high drop-out rate, like most forums, so we try to stick people to teh ceiling to prevent their escape. It all makes sense now, doesn't it?


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post Apr 24 2006, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (gingerpig @ Apr 24 2006, 08:06 AM) *
QUOTE (devils_daughter @ Apr 23 2006, 10:20 PM) *
What do you mean by "How colorful you going to make it?"


Seemed like a subject you could embroider with lots of lurid details, but I guess that's probbaly not a very productive angle.



Actually I've already written it and turned it in, but when the school turned it in, the officer dude picked the one he liked best, the person gets to say it infront of the school. ph34r.gif Somehow mine got picked, and on Wednesday I have to read it. I didn't make it too negative...But I've flat-out got no clue how I won. People found out I was on the phone and Matazone the same time I wrote it, and are mad cause they tried really hard and I didn't. Oh well..


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post Apr 24 2006, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Apr 24 2006, 03:33 PM) *
Yeah, I'm probably looking at a 'Desmond' myself, but I can't say that prospect especially bothers me. Finished this morning at 6am btw with 3,977 words. I'm so hardcore. tongue.gif


That is pretty cool, congratulations! Bet it feels good to have it out the way. I'm considering an all nighter soon as well. I have this essay for next Tuesday, and then another one for the week after, so I'm kind of realising I need to do something. At some point soon would be nice.


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Aren't you just tempted to say 'la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la', just to hit the 4k?

Hello Gp! The duct tape is so that you don't run away. We have a high drop-out rate, like most forums, so we try to stick people to teh ceiling to prevent their escape. It all makes sense now, doesn't it?


Oh I seeeeeee. It does make sense, and it's cool to get welcomes, even if they're unique. Unique is cool though. You'd do better offering me unlimited chocolate though, and a herd of tap-dancing tapirs to make this forum irresistible - mind you I am avoiding work, so I'm probably going to be hard to shake.

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Actually I've already written it and turned it in, but when the school turned it in, the officer dude picked the one he liked best, the person gets to say it infront of the school. ph34r.gif Somehow mine got picked, and on Wednesday I have to read it. I didn't make it too negative...But I've flat-out got no clue how I won. People found out I was on the phone and Matazone the same time I wrote it, and are mad cause they tried really hard and I didn't. Oh well..


So what? People just choose to be jealous of sucess, it's cool you've got a gift. My first essay for Uni I wrote really quickly, with hardly any references, and it was one of best - when you're in the zone, you're in the zone, no matter what else you're doing.
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post Apr 24 2006, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (gingerpig @ Apr 24 2006, 02:29 PM) *
QUOTE (devils_daughter @ Apr 24 2006, 06:31 PM) *
Actually I've already written it and turned it in, but when the school turned it in, the officer dude picked the one he liked best, the person gets to say it infront of the school. ph34r.gif Somehow mine got picked, and on Wednesday I have to read it. I didn't make it too negative...But I've flat-out got no clue how I won. People found out I was on the phone and Matazone the same time I wrote it, and are mad cause they tried really hard and I didn't. Oh well..


So what? People just choose to be jealous of sucess, it's cool you've got a gift. My first essay for Uni I wrote really quickly, with hardly any references, and it was one of best - when you're in the zone, you're in the zone, no matter what else you're doing.


You're absolutely right! It's just like the 5 min speech we had to do for the "My State" essay. I litterly started off with "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a bunch of boring history crap happened, and then in 1565 St. Augustine was founded." I placed 2nd in that one, and people were complaing that I got the runner up thing when I didn't even take it seriously.

Today in 3rd period my L.A. teacher passed out a paper for some contest that says:
The Four Way Test

A convenient measuring stick for all human relations consisting of four simple questions as follows:
1: Is it the truth? 2: Is it fair to all concerned? 3:Will it build good will and better friendships? 4: Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

In 500 words or less, explain why you think the Four-Way Test will assist you in the fulfillment of a personal dream to make a positive contribution toward making the world a better place in which to live. You may include hobbies, primary interests, plans for the future or anything you wish to share with us.

Ok, this is the first not mandatory essay of the year. It seems very...erm..interesting and all but I'm not sure if I want to do it or not. What do all you people reading suggest?


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post Apr 24 2006, 08:22 PM
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That depends on what the essay is supposed to accomplish. If it will give you some extra credit or give you a chance of winning something nice, I'd do it. If some lovely inspiration hits or if you want to explore the topic, then do it for the practice. If none of the above apply and you think it's going to be a dead bore, I wouldn't bother.


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post Apr 25 2006, 07:37 AM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 24 2006, 06:15 PM) *
Aren't you just tempted to say 'la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la', just to hit the 4k?


I knew there was more your thesis than meets the eye.


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I'm not going to do it unless an idea just pops into my head. It'd just be a waste of time sitting down and thinking of what to write about. After all it's only worst 1 assignment as extra credit, which I don't really need at the moment...

QUOTE (Mata @ Apr 24 2006, 01:15 PM) *
Aren't you just tempted to say 'la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la', just to hit the 4k?


Mata, you just gave me an idea! I think for my exact 4k post, I will say 'la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la'. tongue.gif


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post Apr 25 2006, 09:12 PM
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Only 3,741 posts to go then! (more than I've accumulated in 3 years here)

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post Apr 25 2006, 09:16 PM
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I just feel like the voices are telling me to write la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la in my essay. Gotta be better than blank paper....
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All this talk about la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la want to make me sing it.....laugh.gif


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