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but I don't suppose anyone has done or is doing History of Language in the British Isles at Uni and can help me to get started with the exercise due on monday? I have no idea where to start or what I'm looking for :(

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Im doing that course too!

I am as stumped as you are! Did you collect the essay paper from the office?

Wait a sec....doh! Its you! I REALLY should check these things before I post!!

I havent started it yet but I plan to tonight, I think its basically like what we did in the first week of tutorials!

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Im doing that course too!

I am as stumped as you are! Did you collect the essay paper from the office?

Wait a sec....doh! Its you! I REALLY should check these things before I post!!

I havent started it yet but I plan to tonight' date=' I think its basically like what we did in the first week of tutorials![/quote']

Ya, tis Kate :)

Essay paper? like the cover sheet? My tutor said we didn't have to do it as an essay which is good but he wants it about 2-3 pages long. I'm totally screwed :(

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just out of curiosity... not having a go but just wondered what job you would get at the end of that course.

Always see wierd course and wonder what the folk will do at the end of them - apart from become a lecturer.

Like i said - genuinely interested as to what you could do with it! :)

beeker.e

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they one job i could think of them gettin is going on to be lecturers in that course, and then it can just be totally pointless and keep going round in circles, till everyone on the course always becomes a lecturer and keeps teachin future lecturers.. its a vicious cycle!

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its a vicious cycle!

Is that like a BMX with broken glass round the hadlebar grips? hehe (just kidding )

Thats the only job I could see them doing - which is why I wondered what else could they do? - enlighten me! :)

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yes, thanks guys. I really need another person rubbishing my chosen degree :down:

It's only a 6 week course for English, only reason I chose it was to make up my marks so i can do honors if I want to.

So far uni had been a waste of time and money. Haven't enjoyed the experience at all. Meh.

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yes' date=' thanks guys. I really need another person rubbishing my chosen degree :down:

It's only a 6 week course for English, only reason I chose it was to make up my marks so i can do honors if I want to.

So far uni had been a waste of time and money. Haven't enjoyed the experience at all. Meh.[/quote']

i totally hated uni until i found the course which i haven fallen madly in love with..

it's never to late to admit defeat and start again, you'll be better off being happier at somethin u enjoy..

i took 3 attempts to get there, and it sure as hell is worth it :love:

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so its an elective then?

If you mean did i choose to take it (yes, university education has been so useful to me) then sadly yes. It was either that or spend the whole term retaking a subject and I couldn't be fucked with that. only2 weeks left though, thank god.

As for jobs, I dunno what I'm going to do, but I don't think a degree would make a difference. I fancy doing some kind of writing, kids books maybe? I know that sounds like a cliche. I don't think that an Arts degree helps anyone get a job, it's more about your interest in the subject. unfortunatly my course coordinators seem to have put all the interesting stuff into the first year.

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i totally hated uni until i found the course which i haven fallen madly in love with..

it's never to late to admit defeat and start again' date=' you'll be better off being happier at somethin u enjoy..

i took 3 attempts to get there, and it sure as hell is worth it :love:[/quote']

whatcha taking Penny? I'm doing Anthropology and English. Kinda fancied doing Women's studies for a while but was scared I'd end up some raging feminist or be laughed at when i said that was my degree :)

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whatcha taking Penny?

as in drugs.. or uni?!

1. mara-jew-anna

2. communications and mass media (gonna be a star 'something' in film ha)

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hmm catch 22 indeed.

wonder who is doing/has done the wierdest degree/subjects here....

I did run of the mill Computer Science stuff so nothign too exciting there i'm afraid.

Would you not rather do a course tailored to the needs of a budding writer then?

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hmm, i dunno if the Uni even does one. But don't know you can be taught how to write stories as such, apart from the grammar aspect of it.

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There is an essay due in at the end of the 6 week course and the titles are out now, they are meant to be in the English office, want me to grab you one tomorrow after first lecture?

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There is an essay due in at the end of the 6 week course and the titles are out now' date=' they are meant to be in the English office, want me to grab you one tomorrow after first lecture?[/quote']

I *should* be in for that, providing the drinking doesn't go on for too long tonight. Tis ok, I'll pick up on at some point, but thanks ^_^

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Beeker.

People like you REALLY fuck me off. I do my degree because I am passionate about it. I have managed to study at a university across the other side of the world because of it, have learnt a language fluently, have research, analytical and all other kinds of presentation and communication skills, eg TRANSFERABLE SKILLS. Just because it might involve studying literature, or history, fuckwits like you who are sluts for the job market criticise. I dont want to be stuck on a career path doing a fucking boring vocational degree course so i can get crammed into some graduate scheme which exists purely so the fuckers can pay stupid students way less for jobs they should pay higher wages to already partly trained people for. But apparently a free laptop makes up for that.... I want to do some fucking learning about some interesting things, for ME. I have about a trillion things i could do, as a lot of employers value your experience and transferable skills, even if from a non vocational degree. EG if you are not a law student, you can still get into law (infact companies make sure they have an intake of non law students). You can do journalism, communications, work for NGOS, get into foreign office fast track, become a government advisor, write novels, write articles, THE LIST IS FUCKING ENDLESS

sorry to rant, but if one more ignorant bastard asks in a really fucking patronising way "oh...so what can you do with THAT?!!, scream back "anything i fucking want." You are not limited by your degree, it is a an amazing advantage in more career areas than little computing studies pig shits can imagine....

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lins just said in a more offensive way what i was gunna say

dont do a degree to get a job at the end. do one you are likely to enjoy :)

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haha.

sorry, it just came out in a sort of evil rush.

but i am really sick of people saying things like that

and introducing it in that fucking irritating "no offense like min, just curious like....i cant see what else they could do, enligten me"

consider yourself enlightened.

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Yay! Osaka! I got the 4th dvd on Monday' date=' only 2 more to collect[/quote']

Yeah my copy from Play.com arrived today!

I want all my kids to be like Chiyo-chan!

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whatcha taking Penny? I'm doing Anthropology and English. Kinda fancied doing Women's studies for a while but was scared I'd end up some raging feminist or be laughed at when i said that was my degree :)

I'm doing Gender and Writing this term and the course is full of chicks. It's totally fucking awesome. If an alien hit the Earth with a ray that made everybody want to fuck, it would be great but I'd have to impose a no fatties rule.

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They are running a course in my department called:

Histories of Gender in the Americas: Ladies, Wenches, Hombres and Machos

Two guys in fourth year with me do it, and they are probably the only boys.

They had to discuss the female orgasm for two weeks. top.

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