Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I’M PRETTY SURE I CAN’T BEAT AMANDA’S EXAMPLE SO MAYBE I SHOULD JUST GIVE UP AND RECOGNIZE THAT I’M JUST TOTALLY AWESOME AND INSPIRE PEOPLE TO STRIVE FOR GREATNESS? MAYBE NOT. WELL, I’M NOT SURE WHAT I’D DO IF A TUTEE SHOWED ME A PAPER COVERED IN PLASTIC AND TOLD ME NOT TO MARK IT. PROBABLY CHOKE OBNOXIOUSLY WHILE I TRIED SURPRESSING SHOCK AND SURPRISE? I DID HAVE A STUDENT IN 2010 WHO HAD TAKE AP ENGLISH IN HIGH SCHOOL AND KNEW HE WAS A GOOD WRITER. HE WAS THERE FOR EXTRA CREDIT. HAD NEVER BEEN INTO THE WRITING CENTER BEFORE AND WASN’T QUITE SURE WHAT GOOD WE COULD DO HIM. I TOLD HIM I’D ENJOY READING THROUGH IT AND TELLING HIM HOW WONDERFUL IT IS SINCE I DON’T GET TO SEE REALLY GOOD WRITING VERY OFTEN. HA. JUST KIDDING. I SAID IT’S A GREAT SKILL TO GET A SECOND SET OF EYES ON AN ACADEMIC PAPER—JUST TO DOUBLE CHECK IDEAS AND ORGANIZATION AND THE LITTLE MECHANICAL THINGS. AS WE GOT READING I NOTICED HIS THESIS DIDN’T LEAD INTO ANYTHING THAT HE’D ARGUED IN HIS PAPER AND WE HAD A NICE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT HIS PAPER WAS ABOUT AND HOW HIS THESIS COULD AND SHOULD INDICATE THAT. I THINK WE WERE FRIENDS BY THE TIME HE LEFT.

2 Comments:

Blogger Amanda Oliveira said...

This is wonderful.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Scott Rogers said...

I think the fact that it's in all caps makes it more awesome than it would be otherwise.

10:11 PM  

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