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Whoamg intro post! [Nov. 16th, 2010|11:24 pm]
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I'm a junior pursuing my BA as a Writing & Publishing major.  It's pretty snazzy.  What's even snazzier is that I'm pursuing my degree in order to be a copyeditor.  Yes, there is at least one young person who is actually interested in this field.  Thank god, the job will not go unfilled.

In any event, this is a short and sweet intro post.  In the future, if I am dumb and bored enough have enough free time, would y'all be interested in knowing, so as to potentially take advantage reap the benefits of another set of (trained) eyes on your papers?

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Looking for undergrad men age 18-22 to complete a survey--win $50! [Aug. 10th, 2010|05:24 pm]
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Complete an online survey and be entered to win up $50! Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin are conducting a survey to understand reasons why people have sex. The survey takes 30-45 minutes. You must be 18 or over and sexually experienced in order to participate. If you are interested in participating in this study, or learning more about it, please click here https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=128703
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Random Etiquette Question [Jul. 29th, 2010|03:45 pm]
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I have a former professor who refuses to use email. When we were in school, any issues that came up needed to be handled with a phone call or snail mail, which was fine. However, it's been about 2 years since I've graduated/seen her, and the one time I called her to say I'd be in town and see if we could meet up, it was really awkward. I've written her a few letters over the years to let her know what I was up to.

I'm applying to grad school this year and I want her to very briefly update the recommendation she wrote for me 2 years ago. For many reasons, the prospect of talking to her on the phone makes me really anxious, and I'd prefer to avoid it. But if it'd be rude to send the letter, I'll have to suck it up and do it.

How rude would it be to not call her and send a written note instead?
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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2010|10:57 am]
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Hey there,

I'm currently in the process of recieving my Honours B.Sc with Specialization in Psychology, with a minor in Biology, going into my second year of studies full time. My intentions at the moment are to obtain my Masters, hopefully in the field of Neuroscience, or Psychology. I understand there are a lot of things that schools look into when applying to enter a master's program, and one of the things I have more recently decided to look into are part-time jobs which might look good on my application. I need to have a part time job during the school year (both the fall and winter sessions) to supplement the financial aid I recieve from my school and from government loans. Last year I worked as a Clerk at the photocopy center on campus, which I am aware will not really help me any way in my studies other than the fact that I could afford my textbooks (which is still important, of course, but not something I would like to do again).

Why I am posting here is this, do any of you have some suggestions for a part time job that I could do while in school, that would possibly look good on a application to graduate schools, when applying to enter either a Neuroscience or Psychology program there?

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Applying for a Student Loan... [Feb. 23rd, 2010|04:13 pm]
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I am going to Stanford this summer to participate in their summer program. I am a veteran and have been using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. However, I have to pay for everything up front and wait to be reimbursed by the school, once they get the money from the government. I can swing this financially at the community college I currently attend, but I am not going to be able to do so at Stanford.

I was wondering if I would be able to take out a student loan just for the summer semester? Also, could it cover on campus housing and a meal plan? Or would it only cover the classes? (That would be fine with me, as I would be able to cover the on campus housing and meal plan if need be, I just won't be able to cover all of it out of pocket.)

Thanks in advance!
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Attention: Queer Jewish Students [Dec. 24th, 2009|08:43 pm]
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[Current Music |Blackmore's Night - Ghost of a Rose | Powered by Last.fm]

The National Union of Jewish LGBTQQI Students's 14th annual conference will take place January 15th to the 17th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As usual the conference will be held over a weekend, and co-hosted by a campus Hillel, the NUJLS leadership conference features workshops, services, community building, and social time. This year's keynotes are Rabbi Bradley Artsen, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and comedian Dana Goldberg!

We welcome students from all sorts of backgrounds (religious, not, newly out, not, liberal to conservative, and more). Workshops, speakers, and text studies address such topics as Judaism and homosexuality, activism, relationships, ethics, coming out, and politics. Last year more than one hundred students came from across the United States and Canada to participate, and we anticipate a similar turnout this year! Registration ($80) includes meals (all kosher), housing, and all conference events. Travel and registrations subsidies are available upon request (in the registration form). View past schedules and register at http://www.nujlsonline.org/conferenceinfo.html
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Help [Dec. 14th, 2009|01:46 pm]
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Oh god, I'm flipping out.

Somehow, I failed my French class. Failed it. And I need it to graduate next semester.

I wish to flipping God this was a joke.

I've emailed my prof asking how, and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do.

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how does one cite this? [Nov. 9th, 2009|01:52 am]
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I think this is a question for the professor but his office is packed at this time of the semester and he hasn't answered emails yet.

I've written about 2 pages of my paper and after the introductory paragraph where the thesis is stated, I use a quote from the book I'm discussing that I think best presents the problem. I thought this was the best time to find secondary sources since I now have a solid thesis statement, but one of the sources quotes the same line from the book to present the problem as well. To keep it safe, I'd cite this author. My professor requires us to introduce each citation, and I wonder if I should put it as, "This statement is also seen by Abaci as problematic in following the definition of the sublime." My professor wants us to use endnotes or footnotes, which I've never done before since I've always used parenthetical citations. Does that sentence usually go within the essay or just in the footnotes?
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Graduate course? [Oct. 23rd, 2009|06:00 pm]
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Hi! I'm hoping for some advice--I'm an undergrad hoping to take a graduate course next semester on "Rhetoric & Poetics, Ancient to Modern". I have to talk to the professor before I can register, and I don't want to go in there completely unprepared. I'm hoping someone on here is a rhetoric/philosophy/literary theory person and can help me out.

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Based on that, are there any books I can pick up and read to give me the best background I can hope for?
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Senior Honors/Thesis [Oct. 13th, 2009|07:06 pm]
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Hey folks,
Anyone out there doing a senior honors project? If so I'd love to get a little discussion/support going in this community.

So...How's it going? What's your topic? Where are you in the process? How is your relationship with your adviser?

Anybody out there? :)
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