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The Intro To Every Great School Essay [Pic]

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PTPete
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:39:13 PM
I still believe that you reap what you sow when it comes to your education. My English degree helped me learn how to think: I gave it my all & I believe it has served me well. I have a career in an entirely different field, but I often refer back to what I learned as an undergrad. On a different note--I taught AP English at a posh, all-boy Catholic school for a year. Never. Again. Ever.

tatripp
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1201 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:18:59 PM
This is why high school essays are doomed to mediocrity. HOBYandy understands perfectly.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5726 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:43:53 AM
Only for arts essays, and those don't really count, because most of them are loaded with BS and filler.

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2264 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:38:43 AM
I too am allergic to bullpoo and irrelevant ass-kissery.

gothmo
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1328 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 1:02:10 AM
I did this for a couple college classes >> one too crucial but still haha! I didn't steal from websites but I'd make up things that merely sounded good and we talked about in class instead of reading the material if it was too dry. Got worried when they talked about B.S.ers and being able to spot them a mile away, nailed it. I think I read 10 pages of a few hundred page book, it was great.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11683 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 11:37:53 PM
Someone had a argument with his mother that morning
didnt they!

HOBYandy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3071 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 9:47:59 PM
This sounds like the essay of a student who did well in high school but will struggle in college. I hate it when students think we don't notice s/hit like this. Sparknotes? Really? Sparknotes and Wikipedia are the easiest places to spot plagiarism.

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1462 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 8:48:12 PM
It was Oedipus Rex and said he wasn't a tragic hero but a play tool for the Gods. Set up from birth to fail. I mean they built the city where a cow just happened to die. WTH!? You expect rationality for a culture based on that. Sorry omg. about to start ranting.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 8:47:07 PM
I find this pretty simplistic and cynical (which is, y'know, the point) but I learned in school that if I followed the formula they taught (thesis statement; back it up with quotes, hences, and therefores; concluding statement) it did work. I intentionally made an accusatory statement about an author whose tome I only skim-read, backed it up, and got an A, even though the prof disagreed with me.

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1462 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 7:54:41 PM
Using that format I got, "I don't know if this is the greatest essay I have read or a giant load of bullpoo." ?/D.

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 2:32:09 PM
English is the easiest class ever. You don't even have to be good you just need a will to write pointless bullpoo.

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2324 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:22:21 PM
So true. I learned this in elementary school. And semicolons add a plus to that A.

lukeforv123
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1049 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:06:36 PM
The saddest part, I teach basic college English, and when a kid is struggling, I tell them to do this, and it always works.

soundman655
Male, 50-59, Canada
 1535 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:11:05 PM
Oh, what a rebel!!

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:04:48 PM
Sure you did darkmagic. Suuuuuuure you did.

Beardofzeus
Male, 30-39, Europe
 643 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 11:23:09 AM
What's wrong with learning good structure? No need to be smug about it...

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1989 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 11:18:08 AM
Obama? Is that you?

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2088 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 10:54:00 AM
This reminds me that we need to start a new thread entitled: "This is why You're Getting Dumber, America".

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 10:53:36 AM
I tried this, wrote it the night before at 3am, got a 79 on it. of course, this was AP english, when they bumped me down to K-level (advanced), the teacher ate up the same essay and gave me an A+ and re-recommended me for AP.

it all comes down to who the teacher is

ScottSerious
Male, 18-29, Western US
 5329 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 10:52:22 AM
this was all i thought throughout school

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 10:44:49 AM
Link: The Intro To Every Great School Essay [Pic] [Rate Link] - You master this essay format and it's easy A's from here on out. Students, take note.


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