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I have to read a million Wikipedia articles for a class at school. Our prof wanted to save us money, so instead of having a connected and easy to follow textbook, we have to read shit on wikipedia and try to make sense of it somehow.

I dont know what the fuck to do....theres so much more reading to be done, and i really dont feel like doing it cuz its hard to follow, but at the same time, im a little worried that i will fail if i dont read shit. However, lectures are very informative and tie things together well, and touch on important subjects as well, so i am at a loss. Should i mainly pay attention and focus in lecture, and pay less attention to the readings, or should i lose all social life and contact with humans to do these fucking readings?

What would you do>?

 

Im considering only half assing the readings, doing the first midterm, which isnt worth too much, and seeing how i do, and depending on my performance, i will change my approach accordingly....

 

thoughts?

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Man, wtf, why are you asking 12oz about whether or not you should do what is required of your class.

 

Do you really think that you're not going to get all kinds of dumbass answers and suggestions?

 

Go fucking read that shit and stop trying to be a slacker, real slackers are slackers without trying, you sound like you're trying.

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Ask that fool what the fuck his problem is. I couldnt imagine having to do some dumb shit like that.

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Let me know what wikis you're going to use so I can alter the information..

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communications

its suppose to be a first year class

 

one section of articles i had to read, after putting it into MS Word, came out to about 40 pages

 

theres 3-4 more sections to go

im not gunna drop out cuz its too late...

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Step 1 = print out the "1 million articles"

 

Step 2 = go to the library, away from distractions like 12oz

 

Step 3 = highlight any and all important pieces of info in said articles

 

Step 4 = re-read articles, string together information

 

Step 5 = (optional) get a study partner. Two heads are better than 1 and with someone there to keep you on track you are sure to get more done

 

Step 6 = study like hell for your tests

 

 

"im a little worried that i will fail if i dont read shit."

 

- oh, ya think?

 

 

 

you're not feeling good about this because you're online fucking around when you should be getting your work done

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Guest spectr

go tell your professor you are a technophobe and you can't get online. Get a fake doctors note to go along with it.

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hmmm

 

so a total of 4-5 sections at, let's say, 60 pages each, just to play it safe.

 

at that rate, you've got a grand total of 350 printed pages.

 

which is probably less than your average textbook.

 

so quitcher bitchin. problemo solvedo.

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actually, a regular textbook for a class requires 40 pages tops of reading per week

 

This is what we had to read for one week

(theres more but it couldnt fit)

 

 

III. ROMAN LEGACY

21. Rhetoric and letters

- Quintilian (35 - 95)

- Cicero (106–43 CE)

- Justinian’s Corpus Juris Civilis (534)

 

22. Ars Memoria: Mnemonic technique

- Simonides of Ceos (ca. 556 BCE - 469 BCE)

- Rhetorica ad Herennium ca. 85 BCE

- Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

 

23. Roman History and Law

- Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus), (23–79 CE)

- Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. 56 – c. 117)

- Mestrius Plutarchus (Greek: Πλούταρχος; c. 46- 127)

- Sallustius Crispus, AKA Sallust, (86-34 BCE)

- Decline

 

 

IV. MEDIEVAL EUROPE and NEAR EAST

24. Light off the page: Culture of the book:

- Hildegard of Bingen - alternatively, in German as, von Bingen or in Latin as, Bingensis, also known as, Blessed Hildegard and Saint Hildegard, (1098 – 1179)

- Maimonides (1135 or 1138 - 1204)

- Thomas Aquinas (c.1225-1274)

- Dante; Durante degli Alighieri (c. 1265 – 1321)

 

25. Minstrels and troubadours

 

26. Block prints, heraldry, codex, and cathedrals

 

27. The clock and lens

- Lewis Mumford *

 

28. Arabic learning & rhetoric, Persian poetry

 

29. “The Middle Ages” Geopolitics of faith, trade, and war

 

 

 

 

V. RENAISSANCE

30. Humanism, memory and the reinvention of Classical Antiquity

 

31. Memory, erotic magic, and new arts of persuasion

- Giulio Camillo Delminio (1480 - 1544)

- Giordano Bruno (1548–1600)

- Opera, and new music

- Sculpture and the arts

- Ioan Couliano *

 

32. Communication, strategy, and arts politic

- Nicollo Machiavelli (1469 – 1527)

- Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529)

- Erasmus (c. 1469 – 1563)

- Robert Greene *

 

33. Perspective and print: New ways of seeing

- Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 – 1446)

- Lorenzo Ghiberti (born Lorenzo di Bartolo) (1378 – 1455)

- Leone Battista Alberti (1404 – 1472)

- Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – c. 1468)

- Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528)

 

36. New worlds: dawn of the age of discovery

- Maps

- Scientific revolution

- Compass

 

 

VI. REFORMATION & AGE OF RELIGIOUS DISCORD

34. The Reformation: Print and polemics

- Martin Luther (1483 – 1546)

- Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Ignacio (Íñigo) López de Loyola (1491 – 1556)

- John Calvin (July 10, 1509 – May 27, 1564)

- Counter Reformation

- Elizabeth Eisenstein *

 

 

 

Believe me, im by no means a slacker, and am a good student, but even i wont do certain shit, and i KNOW for a fact that 90% of the other kids in the class aint doing shit either

its ridiculous

 

not to mention the fact that anyone can fuck around with wikipedia (and someone did with one of the entries)

so its all relative

id rather pay 100$ for a coherent textbook

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yeh iono

we'll see what road i go down on

im just over profs trying to expand our minds by being different when we pay em 500$ a class

i can read the internet and try to tie shit together on my own

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i love reading about roman times; good stuff.

 

But on the other hand, I would be extremely outraged if the prof said to read wiki; it's written by anyone, not a credible source.

 

Maybe you should follow a link or two from each section, to something more credible and legit. It might help speed up the reading.

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look do this

 

print out everything you need to read.

 

make a nice tidy stack.

 

drive a nail through it to hold it together.

 

walk into class.

 

Calmly approach profs desk.

 

Drop giant stack of paper with nail in front of him and just stare at him.

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nah the prof is a cool guy though

maybe hes just smoked too much pot or something iono

dont forget, its communications, but those articles are all just general in their scope, so they dont tie into communications explicitly

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i love reading about roman times; good stuff.

 

But on the other hand, I would be extremely outraged if the prof said to read wiki; it's written by anyone, not a credible source.

 

Maybe you should follow a link or two from each section, to something more credible and legit. It might help speed up the reading.

 

you are such a fucking student i somehow feel obligated to corrupt you profoundly.

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