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Report - Chanku - 05-05-2014 02:47 AM

Alright so I have had this report and I have to turn it in by thursday if I want to be able to pass(somewhat) Theatre and be exempt from the Final Exam.

The paper's font things:
Times New Roman
Double spaced lines
Size 11 font
Two pages

The paper is on comparing Nathan Fillion's Character in Castle(The Halloween one in Season 1(or was it 2?), His character in the Pilot of Firefly, and his character in Dr. Horrible's sing along blog....


Report - brainiac3397 - 05-05-2014 02:54 AM

11?

What happened to 12?

He was badass in firefly, socialite in Castle, and I dont know the other.


RE: Report - ThorodonSorrow - 05-05-2014 07:41 AM

(05-05-2014 02:54 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  11?

What happened to 12?

He was badass in firefly, socialite in Castle, and I dont know the other.

They've been making students use size 11 font instead of 12 font because it allows for students to put more work into essays and projects and stuff. It's just another reason to expect more from students, basically.


Report - Username - 05-05-2014 09:04 AM

How many pages?

If it's double spaced like you say, that's easy..


Report - Chanku - 05-05-2014 09:35 AM

Two pages.


Report - brainiac3397 - 05-05-2014 11:09 AM

In my college class, I got away with 12.5 Courier New(a font that takes up a good deal of space). I was still able to fit enough info that my professor asked me if she could use my essays as model papers for future classes.

Maybe the issue here is the idea of page/word limits(quotas)


Report - Username - 05-05-2014 12:19 PM

Two, double-spaced pages? That's easy as hell..


Report - Chanku - 05-05-2014 12:26 PM

Yeah I just don't want to do it, plus the fact that I have no interest in that what-so-ever doesn't help.


Report - Username - 05-05-2014 12:30 PM

Just get it done today, knock that shit out and you won't have to worry about it the rest of the week.


Report - Chanku - 05-05-2014 12:49 PM

The thing is, I have no motivation to do it. Literally I don't want to do it, plus I'm not good at comparing things.


Report - Username - 05-05-2014 01:35 PM

The hardest part is actually starting it bro, all you have to do is sit down for five minutes and begin working on it. Tell yourself that it'll only be for five minutes or until you feel like stopping. Either you'll get five minutes worth of work done on it which is better than nothing, or you won't stop at five minutes and you keep going, eventually finishing it before you know it.


Report - brainiac3397 - 05-05-2014 02:35 PM

I always hated starting it.

So I found a solution. It was starting it before I actually started it. I'd have the introductory aspect roughly prepared in my head before I ever sat down to right it(sometimes coming up with it in class right after being told to write). Course this generally requires previous knowledge of said topics(I've watched all of Firefly 4 times over, and the movie, and I've seen a few episodes of Castle. And like I mentioned, I don't know 3rd one).

Don't set insane expectations for yourself and then moan about how you'll fail to achieve them. Contrary to how school tries to make you do this shit("OK kids, do a rough outline, actual outline, a rough draft, a final draft, the actual paper AND the re-do!"). All you want to realistically do is the get at least the first three sentences(or first paragraph. Whatever).

Applies to many areas. You don't start building a car and then lose motivation thinking of all the parts you have to put together. You start from the first part, and concentrate block by block, thus not overwhelming yourself. See the systems in the system and work on those at a time, not just one entire system and wonder how you'll build it all.