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First poll: Do you first-years need the help?
Poll ended at Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:01 pm
Ohyeah. Count me in. 100%  100%  [ 5 ]
Sometimes. I guess I might check out what you are up to. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nah, I can get along fine. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nope, I can find out whatever I need from various other places (please metnion these in your posts!). 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:00 pm 
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Blaise wrote:
If you want you questions answered then I'd suggest that you come to the MLA session on monday from 8-10 am in room 305.

I can't, I have class from 08:45... But I'd like to attend those sessions in the future.

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Saiph wrote a lengthy evaluatoin of yall's home assignment that was due last week

I know, I read that carefully before posting here. :P

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As to why there were no comments or corrections in your paper: I think that's very curious because I was told that the TAs in Prof. Kovecses' class had to make comments and write suggestions. If you send me an email with your name then I'll go and talk to the TAs ASAP and find out why there were no comments and put you in touch with the person who can answer your questions regarding the paper.


Thank you; e-mail about to be sent. Thanks for your answers Blaise!

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Dear Teemeah, (hope i spelled this right :))

We're eager to help you with whatever problems you might have with easing into the system. I completely understand why you'd find the credit system confusing. if you have some specific questions that you'd like to ask then please email us or call or txt message or come to one of our meetings (they are advertized on the Junior Advisers webpage).
here's the URL address:
http://www.freewebs.com/seas_freshmen
Peace out,
Blaise


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If you want you questions answered then I'd suggest that you come to the MLA session on monday from 8-10 am in room 305. We're going to talk about essay-writing, MLA formal requirements, and also the Kovecses home assignments. If you're in Dr. James' LP group then chances are you already know about the website: httP://www.freewebs.com/seas_freshmen, if not then go ahead and check the stuff that's on it. Saiph wrote a lengthy evaluatoin of yall's home assignment that was due last week - she commented on some general mistakes as well as on some specific things that she found fault with in the essays. As to why there were no comments or corrections in your paper: I think that's very curious because I was told that the TAs in Prof. Kovecses' class had to make comments and write suggestions. If you send me an email with your name then I'll go and talk to the TAs ASAP and find out why there were no comments and put you in touch with the person who can answer your questions regarding the paper.
You can find my contact information on the Junior Advisers webpage!
Over and out,
Blaise


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A very good initiative, feels good to know you care about us. The Junior Advisers group will be of great use, I'm sure.



You said this is the place for questions, comments, pouring rants about confusion on you - so here goes. Some questions about the first AmLing essay.

My first question is, how do I know why I got the score I got if there's not even one correction, comment, or any sort of mark on it? Because all I found on my evaluated essay was the number of points I achieved. I can't believe I didn't make any spelling or grammatical mistakes, not to mention ones related to the task itself. It would be nice to know why the person who corrected it, deducted half of the points I could get for this.

I'm not saying I don't *suspect* why. I wrote the essay in my own interpretation. But all I hear about on this faculty is creativity and open-mindedness. Why is it left uncommented when seen in action then?

The other question. How did you guys find articles that met the guidelines of the task? I spent I don’t want to say how many hours (let 2 entire afternoons be enough) reading literally dozens of articles, but the ones I found were either too short, way too long, or showed no differences. Political topics are full of quotations cited directly from the person who said them, so the style of such articles is basically the same, regardless of their origin. Such articles can only give me examples of different spelling, IF they are not written in an international American English-like Internet language. As for articles of education - since the educational system of the two countries is very different, those stories don’t even speak of similar things. In science, health, and economy there are lots of expressions that are the same all over the world. Those texts are informative and do not reveal much of the American or British personality of the author. In movie reviews you can find tech expressions, comparisons to other movies– not exactly the resource you need.

I could use some advice, how did you guys find articles with sufficient examples? So I know what I did wrong and how to begin the research next time.

It’s good to find out what you expect in the essays, though.


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Hey nice idea! I'd definitely need help esp. with this stupid (sorry) credit system and stuff. Sounds like Chinese to me :D

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Oh, and don't forget to answer the poll (top of the page)... :roll:

Statistics help us, since we can say stuff like "Look, prof Bollobás, XXX% of the students are aware of what we're doing, and would like us to help... Can we have this room / projector / TV / HiFi?" to the head of the department, and so on. ;)

Houston, over and out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:01 pm 
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Hear ye, hear ye!

Due to popular demand (or rather, the constant puppy-eyed pleas, like
"We need your help with this!"), some of the Juniors of your department,
DAS (Department of American Studies), combined their efforts and formed
a little group called Junior Advisers.

What?
Junior Advisers. Advisers who are in their Junior (4th) year,
and have opted to help you guys manage in your first year, since
many of you have serious problems, be it finding notes, formatting
your essays, or navigating in the endless back corridors of the
ADS (Ajtósi Dürer Sor).

Who?
Currently, there are two of us. Blaise thought of this idea
when more and more people walked up to him asking for help. He is
a Teacher's Assistant in Dr. James' Language Practice class (so
about half of you freshmen have already met him). I, Saiph, am
a Teacher's Assistant to prof Kövecses, who gives the American
Linguistics lectures this semester. Every single one of you should
be enrolled there (and I think almost all of you are, so no
problems there), thus you have probably seen my face at his
Thursday lectures.

Why? We were correcting your essays for LP and Linguistics.

Where? We've tortured Blaise into creating a website for you:

http://www.freewebs.com/seas_freshmen/index.html

Here, you can read about what we're planning, when & where
we're going to do it... But bear in mind, that this is all
under construction! We've just conjured it up, because most
of you need urgent help.

(How?) We'll be open to suggestions, you can e-mail "The
Staff" at the email address given at the webpage above.
This will be quite informal, so don't expect formal
lectures on "how to use MLA-formatting while constructing
a Linguistics home assignment." The topics of the sessions
will be decided by YOU, your emails, & posts here at the
Junior Advisers' forum.

Okay, that covers the who-what-when-where-how-why that should
be answered in any brief sketch that may resemble an essay
that tries to give some info... gee.

Comments, replies, first impressions (is this a vain effort
to help you, or should we give it a shot?) and the like go here.

We're listening. But you're going to have to _say_ something
for us to understand your needs. What can we help with???

Hang in there,
Saiph

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