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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1850 on: October 22, 2011, 09:03:13 AM »
Reading about yet another deadly shark attack in our waters in two weeks.

Another shark panic coming?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1851 on: October 22, 2011, 01:11:40 PM »
Reading about yet another deadly shark attack in our waters in two weeks.

Another shark panic coming?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916

Instead of any crazy idea of remaking Jaws, they probably should just do the movie that inspired Jaws.  This book was pretty good on those attacks. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_to_Shore

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1852 on: October 22, 2011, 04:33:19 PM »
Marking essays (final drafts) and reading this comment I made, previously, on a student's first draft:

"Develop your reader so that your clear has impact and nuance."  :o


(Clearly, I need more sleep before I tackle these things.)

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1853 on: October 22, 2011, 04:42:11 PM »
Sometimes I wonder when I get back papers if even the teacher knew what they meant with some of the comments.  :D

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1854 on: October 22, 2011, 04:47:28 PM »
I swear, that's the worst I've seen from myself. :D  I do, in fact, put a lot of energy into trying to make specific comments that will actually be useful to students in the revision process.  But sigh, after the 50th essay, I guess I run out of creativity and just start writing nonsense.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1855 on: October 22, 2011, 06:09:40 PM »
just start writing nonsense.

I do this from the start. It works out well enough.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1856 on: October 22, 2011, 06:19:06 PM »
Your nonsense is much better than my nonsense though. :)

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1857 on: October 22, 2011, 06:33:19 PM »
If you start with nonsense, you're that much closer to the sublime.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1858 on: October 22, 2011, 07:00:20 PM »
Roald Dahl knew it:

"A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men."

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1859 on: October 23, 2011, 03:30:04 PM »
Wishing it was 2009.