those reality tv camera conversations, with academics.

The videos on this site are strangely reminiscent of the follow ups at the end of late night episodes of Blind Date or the drunken ramblings from The Real World confessionals (only without booze). It’s a far cry from the solution faculty dreamed up to “turn the tables” on student evaluations.

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a recent comment about my work

“This is as interesting as a soap opera, but so far it is just about as deep.”

Luckily it was on a draft (and not, say, a finished paper). But still, ouch! Then again, I can’t help but think to myself, “What would I prefer? Writing incredibly interesting work (assuming you find soap operas interesting)? Or being deep?”  This actually isn’t so easy to figure out. In part because if something is that interesting, there must be something to it, no? Which would you rather? I know it’s not an either/or. But my decision on this question has major implications for what my book is going to look like. And to be honest, the jury is still out.

prose pros

From a “professional custom writing service”:

Dissertation topic requires thorough research. You need to view the selection of the topic from this angle. Unless the topic is within the easy access of the research, you will face problems in completing the paper. If your research findings are not up to the mark, you may be asked to conduct further detailed investigations and research. You need to take this practical aspect into account. The dissertation paper is a time-bound document. You need to submit it within the particular period and the possibility of extension of the deadline is remote. Take the total overview of the project before you commence your writing on the dissertation topic. insures all dissertations are timely delivered.

Just so we’re clear, I believe one should come up with one’s own dissertation topic and write it rather than paying a professional to do it. However, if you do pay a professional, pick somebody who writes like they are fully fluent in English.

people actually believed this?

CNN has a story about how this woman’s memoir was a hoax. My question: who actually believed the story in the first place?

she made up her best-selling “memoir” depicting how, as a Jewish child, she lived with a pack of wolves in the woods during the Holocaust… the author acknowledged her story was not autobiographical and that she did not trek 1,900 miles as a child across Europe with a pack of wolves in search of her deported parents during World War II.

So what? No one thought to themselves, “did this four year old really get adopted by a pack of wolves and wander through war torn Europe with them, searching for her parents?”