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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Some Dude Once Said

I must have a quota for how many words I can write in a week. Like an inbuilt one. The poor old blog has had to take a back seat to coursework. Not that it matters much really. And at least I'm keeping busy. I had a wonderful week off work. It involved drinking lots of coffee, staying up late, seeing a few friends, and getting horribly engrossed in a fish tycoon type game. Really, I should have known better. Luckily, though, I was silly enough to download a link that was offering "unlimited metro money" and got myself a nice virus to contend with. That knocked the silly game on the head and taught me the importance of updating my spyware and reinforced the saying that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

I don't care for that saying though. I have been shocked at how time consuming my coursework has been. I guess that's because the first time round doing a degree I didn't have to go out and earn a living. And I didn't have a dog that needed walked for an hour everyday. Haha, I recall a time when I longed to write an essay! But as with most things I was all gung ho at the start and when it came to it I was put off by the prospect of having to research. That's the only think that makes me get through the counselling course, the fact that the research I'm doing is into myself and I'd kinda started that anyway. I am out of practice writing academically though and I forgot what a chore referencing is! I was never good at referencing because I was always too lazy to find the source and recalled on my own memory which was hazy at best. I rely on "some dude once said....I think it was kung fu panda but I could be wrong".


Nelly said...
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Nelly said...

As you know my own academic career was rather lacklustre but in 3rd year 'some dude' told me that a particular Prof was nuts on referencing so I wrote this 5000 word essay on the WHO and AIDs and the reference section was almost half of it. I did this on a WORD PROCESSOR! The Prof gave me a first (one of two I received in the entire three years) and looking back on it I realised that referencing is actually fun. It may seem tedious but those academics adore it and it's an easy way to look good.

Rob Z Tobor said...

AH yes with the internet if it looks to good to be true it may have a virus. . . It is why I never find bargains on the internet.
As for references I'm sure there are lots of interesting ones no one has heard of before on old web sites that no longer exist. I'm always quoting things that no one has ever said before . . as someone once said in 1634 in Vienna.

hootchinhannah said...

The profs sure do like knowing who said what. Mighta known you'd enjoy referencing deserved your first.

But do you know that someone didn't once say in 1634 in Vienna?