Monday, February 07, 2005

Harsh truth: it's there whether you like it or not

Ok, got the first memo back. I really would not recommend waiting until the very last minute possible to write the paper. Let's just say that after I excise all the paragraphs marked for deletion by the professor, my paper is now half its original length. Well, I'm not going to be a bonehead and bitch about my own stupidity, I did expect this exact scenario.

On the other hand, I just may finally be getting used to my professors (it's about time), so maybe I won't quake with fear from getting called on. So far, I have to say that I've been really lucky in dodging the bullet thus far this semester. That's not to say that I like the subjects any better, but at least I can semi-anticipate some of the questions the professors will ask.

Oh, oh. Totally love civ pro today. I can't wait to get the professor's flash cards now. The ones he read in class today were hilarious. Here's one:

PROFESSOR reading from card: The lawyer who assumes that there is one right and certain answer to legal questions is...

(Turns card over)

PROFESSOR: Naive, misguided, and all too often a loser.

CLASS: (Big laugh)

PROFESSOR: I mean literally a loser in court!! Though she may be a perfectly fine person!

CLASS: (More laughs)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Argh, those flashcards that Professor International Show forces upon us. Good days at Civ Pro. Trust me, there are some other pretty good ones buried in there too. My tip for you, when you get to the end of the semester, is this: pay a lot of attention to cards and lectures that analyze the forms of argument. Your life will be a hecka lot easier when it comes to finals time.

Other than that, I do have to tell you, once again, that second semester of first year was the toughest time I ever had as well.