2nd year of uni too hard. What to do? Page 9

  • Genji 5 Nov 2009 22:30:00 19,682 posts
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    Yeah, it's a shame that Nazis had to look so awesome.
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:31:19
    http://www.bbcprograms.com/pbs/catalog/alloallo/images/0805allo.jpg
  • FWB 5 Nov 2009 22:31:39 55,836 posts
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    Their paratroopers looked the best. Similar to what soldiers today look like.
  • Jeepers 5 Nov 2009 22:32:12 16,576 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    I see your position, I just have no problem using the term concept and idea in its place. You can still make it clear that the idea is a foundation.

    Anyway, I don't like the word. Each to their own. :)

    (Sorry. Bugbear of mine. Please ignore me.)

    But paradigm means something completely different from concept or idea. Using them as synonyms can only blur what you're trying to say.
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:32:48
    http://www.davno.ru/posters/collections/propaganda/img/poster-01.jpg
  • FWB 5 Nov 2009 22:33:57 55,836 posts
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    There's an exhibition of Soviet propaganda posters at the Tate Modern. Pretty neat. The drawings of Utopian socialist cities are the most amusing.

    The rest of the gallery is crap.
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:34:47
    The Soviets had the best propaganda. I'd be swayed if I were alive then.
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:35:41
    FWB wrote:

    The rest of the gallery is crap.

    :(((((

    Oh god this WILL go on.

    Benevolence:

    http://moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/online/petrov/images/pictures/PTV-i1424_l.jpg
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:36:24
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3468/3292165883_3f22de7483_o.jpg

    Carry on with the thread
  • Genji 5 Nov 2009 22:37:38 19,682 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    There's an exhibition of Soviet propaganda posters at the Tate Modern. Pretty neat. The drawings of Utopian socialist cities are the most amusing.

    The rest of the gallery is crap.
    You can see a lot of that stuff if you go to New York.

    Heh.
  • FWB 5 Nov 2009 22:39:47 55,836 posts
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    Yeah I saw that when it was posted in one of the other threads. Quality stuff. :D
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:42:05
    I love the language. 'If you or your wife,' haha.

    Moron. Angeerryyyy
  • FWB 5 Nov 2009 22:43:14 55,836 posts
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    Not to mention that apparently ANY imagery of the worker - a foundation of society - is evil. Wonder what he thinks of Mayday.
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:46:44
    Yup. A man = 'a leader'.

    Oh, it's communist, but it's....Mussolini?

    Um. I say it time and again, but history is fucked by these people. Over and over.
  • Deleted user 5 November 2009 22:48:23
    FWB wrote:
    Not to mention that apparently ANY imagery of the worker - a foundation of society - is evil. Wonder what he thinks of Mayday.

    Going by the very logic he used there, it's Communist. It was invented either by Marx or in 1917.
  • MetalDog 5 Nov 2009 22:54:19 24,076 posts
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    /does a quick tally

    OP has spent 1,190 words* so far moaning about a 2000 word essay.

    *approx.
  • Genji 6 Nov 2009 01:50:36 19,682 posts
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    :D

    /doesn't want to know how many words he's typed into the EG ether, too depressing
  • Gretters 6 Nov 2009 05:10:39 2,629 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Doesn't Oliver Kahn look like he could be a Panzer SS tank commander? I could see him standing on top of a tank, goggles on, ordering the mass extermination of a Ukrainian village. Any other celebs look like that?

    Oliver Kahn looks like my mate Steve.

    True story.

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    Edit to say the OP seems to have a quitting mentality, judging by his A-Level track record. However, the huge array of subjects (poorly) tackled, taken in conjunction with (I assume) marriage and divorce quitter! before year 2 uni, shows great life experience.

    It'll lead to the kind of calmness under fire that'll come in handy on match days when the fryer's on the blink.
  • Alastair 6 Nov 2009 09:25:04 23,311 posts
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    SG wrote:
    I'm really panicking about this 2000 word essay that I've got due in on Tuesday. The 2nd year is so much harder than the 1st and the majority of stuff has gone over my head - I read a book and I don't understand it - I've written nothing yet. Does anyone else in their 2nd year of uni feel this way? I'm starting to wonder if it's for me.

    Man up!
    Third year will be even harder - stop wasting your time on internet forums and do some work!

    /buffs degree certificate
  • Ged42 6 Nov 2009 09:44:33 7,985 posts
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    Mate if I can get a 2:1 I'm sure you can, just knuckle down and GET ON WITH IT!
  • MyAfroAndMe 6 Nov 2009 09:52:22 610 posts
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    Drink heavily. That's why God* invented Uni. You'll have plenty of chance to work when you're older.

    * doesn't believe in God
  • nickthegun 6 Nov 2009 09:52:54 77,113 posts
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    Heh. General Studies AKA A-Level Pub Trivia
  • Alastair 6 Nov 2009 09:56:08 23,311 posts
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    SG wrote:
    My A levels by the way are:

    A Philosophy A level
    B General studies AS level
    B Critical thinking AS level
    D Physics AS level
    E Law AS level
    E English AS level

    Yes, they're a sorry bunch. I also tried and dropped out of Chemistry, Psychology and Maths - twice.

    My 'critical thinking' skills tell me that only one of those is an A-level, you charlatan!

    (This may well have been pointed out by someone else already - I haven't read the thread - my critical thinking skills told me not to.)
  • nickthegun 6 Nov 2009 09:57:57 77,113 posts
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    An AS-Level used to equal half an A-Level in old money.

    I know a few people who did 2 A-Levels and 2 AS-Levels at college. Mostly in general studies...
  • macksed 6 Nov 2009 09:59:48 3,800 posts
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    Just stay in bed and ignore the fact you're at uni to learn. That's what I'm doing with my second year at this very moment. But then again my course is pretty easy to do OK in, I just hope I muster up the strength to do some work come end of year exams and actually do well.
  • Genji 6 Nov 2009 10:02:09 19,682 posts
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    Could someone please explain to me what A-Levels and AS-Levels are? Not from the UK here...
  • Deleted user 6 November 2009 10:02:24
    maybe you are just too thick and lazy SG?
  • nickthegun 6 Nov 2009 10:09:38 77,113 posts
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    Genji wrote:
    Could someone please explain to me what A-Levels and AS-Levels are? Not from the UK here...

    Its the first step in non-compulsory education.

    Everyone has to do GCSEs at 16
    16-18 we do A-Levels
    18-21 we do degrees

    They are the traditional age brackets but you can choose to take any qualification at any time.

    A-Levels basically qualify you to go to university and are pretty useless in real life. Its a waste of life doing them if you dont intend to do a degree as you would have been better off doing a vocational course.

    They have changed A-Levels recently, but when I did them, you picked 3 to do with the uni course you ultimately wanted to do.
  • CosmicFuzz 6 Nov 2009 10:17:20 32,585 posts
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    It's annoying though, filling out applications for traineeships, I had to keep putting down all my highers, and in some cases my standard grades too. Surely the fact I have a degree, and managed to get into uni with my grades is enough?
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