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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 11:08 AM
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43. Yeah, SL is a pretty tough read, but I love Moby Dick.
Though I have to admit I didn't really come to appreciate it until I studied it in College.
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  -Stupid high school shit for the win. WritingIsMyReligion  Sep-24-07 08:32 PM   #0 
  - Boy do I feel ya.  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Sep-24-07 08:46 PM   #1 
  - you're never gonna talk, write, think again?  Iris   Sep-24-07 08:48 PM   #2 
  - Yes, you are.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-24-07 08:50 PM   #3 
  - yep. And I now wish I had taken more math. n/t  Iris   Sep-24-07 08:53 PM   #4 
  - So do I!  Left Is Write   Sep-24-07 09:12 PM   #6 
     - Me three! nt  mycritters2   Sep-25-07 05:02 PM   #57 
  - Minutely analyzing each word of a passage?  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-24-07 09:15 PM   #8 
  - Yes, Each word can be critical to the meaning, as it is  Breeze54   Sep-24-07 09:36 PM   #9 
  - Oh, you will ...  RoyGBiv   Sep-24-07 09:53 PM   #13 
  - Go into GD or GD:P.  asthmaticeog   Sep-24-07 09:58 PM   #14 
  - ...  Left Is Write   Sep-25-07 05:01 PM   #55 
  - Sorry, WIMR but that's really going to pay off later.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-24-07 10:09 PM   #16 
  - ah, some would say deconstruction has ruined literature  tigereye   Sep-24-07 10:10 PM   #17 
  - I'm STILL bitter about doing that in HS  GloriaSmith   Sep-25-07 12:47 AM   #25 
  - the skills you learn from it will be invaluable  lionesspriyanka   Sep-25-07 07:04 AM   #32 
  - It will help you minutely anlayze the hidden meanings of the corporate speak used in the mainstream  Iris   Sep-25-07 11:00 AM   #38 
  - No, seriously; you will honestly be VERY glad you learned that stuff.  RandomKoolzip   Sep-25-07 05:02 PM   #56 
  - Well, that's the half that they should teach, then  Orrex   Sep-25-07 07:33 AM   #35 
  - what about english...  Elrond Hubbard   Sep-24-07 08:54 PM   #5 
  - Unless they've got you doing literary analysis, you're wrong.  seawolf   Sep-24-07 09:13 PM   #7 
  - Skills used to analyze literature can also be used elsehwere.  Iris   Sep-25-07 11:02 AM   #39 
     - Critical thinking is great.  seawolf   Sep-25-07 04:22 PM   #47 
        - Well, some authors are like Dickens and some aren't.  Iris   Sep-25-07 04:33 PM   #48 
  - I find it amusing someone  Ekirh   Sep-24-07 09:39 PM   #10 
  - As they say, "You can't make this stuff up!"  Breeze54   Sep-24-07 09:49 PM   #11 
  - So do I  LostinVA   Sep-24-07 11:07 PM   #20 
  - I didn't learn to write in an English class  Oeditpus Rex   Sep-24-07 11:16 PM   #21 
  - I learned writing by reading and writing...  Mythsaje   Sep-24-07 11:50 PM   #22 
  - you learned a style of writing in journalism.  Iris   Sep-25-07 11:04 AM   #40 
  - I usually love English.  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-25-07 05:15 AM   #27 
     - Can you give us an example?  Orrex   Sep-25-07 07:35 AM   #36 
     - Like I said I understood what you  Ekirh   Sep-25-07 08:27 AM   #37 
     - ah! My Shakespeare professor was fond of pointing out that the use of words  Iris   Sep-25-07 11:05 AM   #41 
  - I totally get where you're coming from  jgraz   Sep-24-07 09:52 PM   #12 
  - Yes, that's what I'm talking about.  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-25-07 05:22 AM   #29 
  - Just wondering if you were ever taught to diagram sentences?  Breeze54   Sep-24-07 10:09 PM   #15 
  - I did that once!  liontamer   Sep-24-07 11:02 PM   #19 
  - They apparently teach it.  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-25-07 05:18 AM   #28 
  - I learned in public schools - late 70s'/early 80s.  Iris   Sep-25-07 11:06 AM   #42 
  - They sure do.. I learned it about that same time...  redqueen   Sep-25-07 04:57 PM   #53 
  - It was covered once in my 12 years of public school...  DarkTirade   Sep-25-07 05:31 PM   #61 
  - Yeah I really regret being forced to read Walden, Antigone, The Great Gatsby...  Redneck Socialist   Sep-24-07 11:01 PM   #18 
  - Yeah but the Scarlet Letter and Moby Dick are pretty awful.  Tian Zhuangzhuang   Sep-25-07 12:28 AM   #24 
  - Yeah, SL is a pretty tough read, but I love Moby Dick.  Redneck Socialist   Sep-25-07 11:08 AM   #43 
  - Those are great.  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-25-07 05:11 AM   #26 
  - English Lit is surprisingly useful.  Tian Zhuangzhuang   Sep-25-07 12:25 AM   #23 
  - You're never gonna use English again? Ballsy statement.  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-25-07 06:08 AM   #30 
  - Two more years of repeating the same lessons you learned 10 years ago,  DarkTirade   Sep-25-07 06:28 AM   #31 
  - As someone who tries to help college freshmen write better,  Iris   Sep-25-07 03:34 PM   #44 
  - As someone who took college english fairly recently  DarkTirade   Sep-25-07 04:46 PM   #50 
     - I didn't really mean to fault the kids.  Iris   Sep-25-07 04:50 PM   #52 
        - I'm not saying you were, I was just saying that from my experience, it isn't their fault. :)  DarkTirade   Sep-25-07 05:30 PM   #60 
  - Yup.  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-25-07 03:36 PM   #45 
  - analytical skills are highly important. when you take your SAT's and GRE's the math questions  lionesspriyanka   Sep-25-07 07:07 AM   #33 
  - I've taken the SATs twice, so I know how weird the math questions are.  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-25-07 03:36 PM   #46 
     - my maths score both sat and gre were over 95 percentile.  lionesspriyanka   Sep-25-07 07:43 PM   #62 
  - Oh, come on! You can appear urbane & witty at cocktail parties  Sugar Smack   Sep-25-07 07:21 AM   #34 
  - I actually used ALGEBRA the other day.  Oregonian   Sep-25-07 04:35 PM   #49 
  - Yes. English classes are a waste of time for a writer.  Blue-Jay   Sep-25-07 04:49 PM   #51 
  - Oboes suck.  WritingIsMyReligion   Sep-25-07 05:28 PM   #59 
  - You need a comma between  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Sep-25-07 04:57 PM   #54 
  - Wait until you have to read what other people write.  GOPisEvil   Sep-25-07 05:24 PM   #58 

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