As of yesterday, I finally finished a hectic load of work! Between two essays (one being a group essay), studying, and class enrollment (among other more worrisome events), I was fairly inactive all last week. So if you suspect I was ignoring you,
I probably was
I was extremely busy and couldn't actively communicate or get on skype as frequently.
For the essays, I learned what it's like to carry the team and write an entire (10 page!) essay by myself. Having the input of 3/4 out of 5 group mates is helpful, even if one AWOL'd entirely, one gave minimal responses, and a third also didn't attend meetings but by god at least he turned in his notes at a decent time. At least Ms. AWOL owned up to it and acknowledged in group evaluations that she didn't participate at all. We were afraid she'd take it super personally since she made a point to include her group notes in our final essay as we were turning it in. As for the solo essay, I had to research a disease, and when I turned in my essay, I was really concerned about its initial checks. Now in college, they use plagiarism checkers to determine levels of plagiarism between different students' papers. Someone else happened to have the same disease I did, but a different variety of said disease. Most of the "plagiarism" was the fact we had many of the same sources. It was still underneath the given reasonable threshold however, but 35% plagiarized just sounds awful when your max is 40%. I inquired to my teacher about this, and thankfully, references don't count, and he says it happens all the time. So aside from references and two citations (not quotes from the source, labeling who the source was), my paper has no matches! :u
As mentioned, I registered for my classes of my last semester, and I'm pretty excited! I only need three (one has a lab class, so you can count it four) biology courses next semester to finish my requirements, and as long as I pass my current ones (one of which I am worried about due to not-so-exemplary grades on tests), I'll be on the home stretch! As a biology major, one of the final classes is going to be on that fun topic of evolution (which despite using it "fun" in the political sense, I actually enjoy the subject in a scientific sense), including the required text: Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin himself. Because the book is otherwise hella ancient (it's the 150th anniversary edition XD), I can get it for less than $10 anywhere. This will be the first and last semester I take classes on a tablet however, which is required for REASONS, so hopefully I can learn how to tablet quickly enough and it's not too complicated. Maybe it can help in place of my quickly-breaking-down computer. >w> It started with a crack. And now the whole corner is a major point of weakness on my laptop. It's being carried around so much more than my first one did, which I only did for the last year or so of its life on a daily basis, but this one has been carried around almost every day of the +year I've owned it. I just have to be really careful with it now I guess, since duct tape won't fix this injury. u_u
Aaaaand that's all I really care to share at this moment. Aside from my continued disdain for news stations and their continued over-emphasis on the negative of everything. Because making people panic sells.
Question of the Day! How do you end a stressful week?
Orle: Do you reeeeeally want an answer from me? Because the aaaaanswer is probably going to involve fapping.
Rana'tye: Stay in my room all day and read. Music to tune everything else out is also preferable.
Zo: Relaxing with a few cartoons and a good nap afterward. <3
Nereshtrii: PAAAAARTAY! Because you should end a wreck week with a bang. :3