Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Taking a Break

I really wanted to finish my major course assignments before the weekend, but it's not in the cards for me. I still have two papers to write -- one on the topic of  Mark Twain's Extracts from Adam's Diary and another on the cumbersome topic of "bias, Scientific Honesty, the Leakys, and the Discovery of Australopithecus Afarensis Remains." Everything else I need to do for the quarter relates to small assignments, quizzes, and test preparation. I can't totally go AWOL for the remainder of the quarter once I finish my two final compositions, but the most difficult of my work will certainly be finished.

My dad likes the Leakys (whom he does not know personally) and can't understand why I would undertake the task of writing a paper that is critical of them. the reason is that my professor does not like them, and the easiest way to an A in the course is by parroting the professor's opinions. It's amazing my dad ever got through college, much less medical school, without knowing what I know about how to successfully navigate the system.

I should be studying as I write this entry, but all work and no play makes Alexis a very dull person.



  1. Isn't it sad how we sometimes have to sacrifice our own beliefs based on our need for an A? I hate that! But, you're completely right, sometimes you've got to know how to "work" the system.

    "Bias, Scientific Honesty, the Leakey’s, and the Discovery of Australopithecus Afarensis Remains." seem like interesting topics. Mary and Louis Leakey would make an interesting geeky love story. I'm sure Hollywood could run wild. :)

  2. I had a professor like that. He thought his students respected him. Nobody did.