Thursday 11 December 2003

In the Spirit Of...

Since you guys seem to have so much fun reaming my academic prose, I couldn't help but offer up a burnt offering. Ladies and gentlemen, I present How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Review.

Since it took the form of a book review, my writing style is a bit more casual, and I think I defended my own points a bit more strongly. I also admit to the death of my essay's conclusion. Conclusions are something I've never been good at, and which I've doubted the importance of - sort of like the Objectives section of a resumé.

You know....

Objective: A job with your company. Dumbass. Obviously. What were you expecting? A dozen homemade chocolate cookies and a cold glass of milk? A standoff between the gutangs, and The Hermit of Leaky Lake? What?


Compare with: In conclusion, if you read my shadily defined thesis, and the rest of my paper, you'd already know what I was talking about, and you wouldn't need to be reading this conclusion. Please go away and die.

I point out, once again, that while I was writing much of this paper, it was three in the morning, and I was feeling punchy. It was either a tounge-in-cheek acknowledgements page, an "I'm Going to Kill you All" page, or me, jumping off a bridge. I think I chose well. And seriously - caffeine doesn't get the credit it's due. It deserved this one.

Wish me luck on Intro. Psych.


  1. You, good sir, are one of the first people I have seen who used a smiley in an academic paper. Too much ICQ for you, young man.

    I'm also entralled by the fact that you have made the book sacred, even though you didn't like it that much. (Isn't that what "Sacrified" means?)

  2. "sacrified" is probably supposed to be "sacrificed".
    yeah the smiley face but oh well.
    i noticed more than a few sentence/grammatical errors but microsoft word does not do a very good job of that.

    but also it takes some courage to post things that you write, either papers or code because it opens you up to criticism and sometimes it can hurt. so kudos for that.

    good job overall, some passion there which always helps in writing papers. a prof told me once that the point of education was not to just get through but to get better. the only way to get better writing is simply to write. so keep at it.