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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    Had a 5 page paper to do this week for my IT Governance class. I actually forgot about it and remembered it at 11pm tonight. It was due at 1 am, central time. Yikes. If I was late, even a minute over, I would have at least 10% deducted from my grade.

    Drank some strong coffee and got down to business. The format was APA and my weakness is using Word 2010. I need to learn it better. Much better.

    After realizing that Word keeps citations, I was able to use some old ones to create a bibliography.

    I sent the paper in at 12:59 am. Just one minute under the deadline.

    Who says a degree in English is useless? lol
     
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    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    I remember those late night papers in college. The internet as well as "Copy and Paste" were my friends...:whistling:
     

  3. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    When I got my first degree, there was no Internet or computers. We had to type out everything. 'Whiteout' was our friend.

    Students, these days, have it way easier now.
     
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    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    I totally agree with you there. I thought it was a joke for the most part and a way for an institution to commit highway robbery for the most part. I did learn some things in college but learned far more out in the field which I didn't have to pay for.
     
  5. CitizenOfDreams

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    We also had to walk to school. Ten miles, barefoot, in the snow, uphill both ways.
     
  6. Detectorist

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    What's this "we". I grew up on a tropical Island. I took the bus.
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Gotta be careful with internet and copy-paste, there are easy ways of detecting this.
     
  8. Glock40man

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    I don't miss writing papers at all.:puking:
     
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    tous GET A ROPE!

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    You think that was bad, I had to chisel mine in stone tablets and if I made a mistake I had to hike to the quarry, break off another tablet and start over.

    And yes, the quarry was up hill both ways.

    :wavey:
     
  10. WhiskeyUnicorn

    WhiskeyUnicorn Mall Ninja Extraordinaire

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    Well...I had to...Yeah, I've got nothing. My school was easy and so was college because of computers and the internet.
     
  11. Pauliec

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    funny, I got my undergrad in 92 and went back from my mba 20 years later....crazy how much the internet changes things! first paper I wrote after 20 years away I was surprised at how much easier Word makes references etc.
     
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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    5 pages? I could do that in my sleep. I've got a 15 page (minimum) research assignment coming up in graduate statistics.