Dodo, its the same out here... just at my school alone they raised tuition like a 1000 a semester, they cut HEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLAAAAA classes, they weren't taking people in the spring but now I guess they are trying to, if your a transfer you are going to have one hell of a time trying to get in. They cut hella programs and Its almost impossible to see a teacher during office hours cause they cut their times too. They dont even print out our syllabi anymore cause they wanna go "greeN' BS they just dont wanna spend more money! lol
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Lets try not too turn this into a rant/politics thread, lol. Keep it positive ppl.
So in a similar vein, what yall listen to while studying? can you listen while studying or you need proper silence? I usually put a house CD or anything without to many vocals, I find the mushroom jazz series is particularly good to study with, i cant have anything with lyrics as i try and listen too em instead of studying. lol.
So really getting into uni now, had some assignments set and i get one day off a week on my timetable so im jus gna spend that day doing uni related stuff... Ive bought a fair few books and have spent a considerable ammount of my money on them but the theory is they will last the three years of uni at least, and are always handy aswell...
I bought sociology and criminology dictionarys as im hoping to improve my vocabulary and as im reading some books i sometimes struggle with certain words and their meaning s theybe been an extremely valuable aid, and they dont take up much space.
Met most of my classmates, fair few americans this year, fair few foreign students actually, so be good to get some different perspectives on stuff and different people to speak to, and most of my other classmates seem okay, one or two plonkers with massive egos and a bit stuck up themselves but nothing some time and debating cant solve... lol.
Hows everyone elses education going? Learnt anything interesting?
Good stuff Mambo, sounds like you're getting well stuck in. Sociology dictionary sounds a treat! I've got a tip for you, can't remember if I told you this already, google scholar is a amazing site for getting journals and stuff. I dunno if your uni has access to knowledgenet, it's a database used by all the uni's in the UK and that has excellent up to date journal articles from all over the world. I spent the first 2 years of sociology reading books when journal articles were much easier to deal with...
Uni's going good for me dude, thanks for asking. Doing a tonne of reading and starting my project soon, evaluating a health project in a deprived area of glasgow. Pretty intense, but I'm enjoying myself. Probably won't be saying that come deadline time though!
I listened to a lot of Prodigy - Music for the jilted generation when I was doing my dissertation last time round, and I've kind of been conditioned into working faster and harder when it's playing, so I listen to that alot ha ha...
Prodigy is always a good option, although it makes we wanna go get messy instead of essays. lol.
Thanks to yourself dodo ive worked out pretty quick that online journal databases are going to be 100% better than a book, basically because theyre free, bang up to date and easier to digest, (youve saved me a fair ammount of time and money there) so the books i been buying are mainly general, all encompassing textbooks, the dictonarys and some ones that ive got specific intrest in (youth and subcultures)...
My uni is resonably well equipped for books and services so ill be using the library a fair bit, the online is pretty good aswell, ive not heard of knowledgenet but we use Findit, a similar sorta database, but always handy to have more aint it...
Anyone else have any news? I feel like were leaving the workers out on this so feel free to post if you learnt anything in work today.
Alright, sorry Im late to this thread, but lots of good stuff has been going down in Bangin Bangor.
Course is awesome, I get lectures in a massive Victorian hall. City is pretty nice. People are awesome. About 4 days in I overheard this conversation about canada from the guys infront during my lecture. Turns out one of the guys is from BC, I ask him whether he has heard of Marc Emery. He says he has, and gives me his number so we can "talk more about Marc"
So yea, now we are in his room after smoking a fat joint listening to People under the Stairs, Madlib, Brother Ali, Jazz. Dude has some christmas lights up.
University is awesome.
hey pararat, sounds like your having a dope time, what course you doing?
Uni is going well for me, REALLY digging sociology, just reading on marx, socialism, lenin and sub cultures, so quite a mix. My 1st essay is going to be on Rave music and the scence, particularly ecstasy and its effect on music and people, so that should be pretty good.
Just completed a statistical analysis on crime figures, what a head f**k that was, im not the best with numbers, but trying to analyse them and gain insights on them was pretty tough, ah well, 1st bit of coursework out the way.
Thinking of getting more into politics, never realy paid much attention to them but realising just how important they are in our life, just looking through different ideologys and im more on the side of marxism and socialism just from personal beliefs so doing some reading on that.
Hows everyone else doing? post up.
So, thought i would post this question up for one of my essays and see what yall make of it?
To what extent does democracy in Britain ( or anywhere for this forum ) depend on individuals in society obeying the decisions of elected politicians?
Essay is pretty short, only 1500 words but so much to talk about.
whats yall opinions?
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