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College before email, what was it like?
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imitchellg5
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Feb 14, 2010, 01:12 PM
 
I've gotten four emails from professors this weekend. As a result I have 300% more homework than I did on Thursday. Do these people have lives? Before there was email, how did they make it? Assign homework in class? That'd be a novelty now.

Anyway. I need to not have Mail open while I'm doing the homework that I already have.
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 01:49 PM
 
I'd give anything to be in College again.

Wait, NOT.

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Feb 14, 2010, 03:06 PM
 
College before email was a LOT more work. With the internet you can do your research before you leave home, instead of looking through library card files or a limited database at the library. We didn't have texting either, or cell phones. If you had a question for your professor you had to wait for his half hour a week of office hours which conflicted with your other classes. Walk through three feet of snow up hill both ways bare foot.
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 03:09 PM
 
Had better looking chicks who didn't bore you with telling you how many new "friends" they made on MySpace/Facebook that day.

Let's not forget the handful of cold gravel they used to serve for lunch in the canteen, RR.
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Feb 14, 2010, 03:20 PM
 
True dat!

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imitchellg5  (op)
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Feb 14, 2010, 03:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Walk through three feet of snow up hill both ways bare foot.
Ha! I already do that.
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 03:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Ha! I already do that.
You or your Avatar ?

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Feb 14, 2010, 03:44 PM
 
Myself. I walk to school ha ha.
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 03:51 PM
 
Uphill both ways?
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 03:54 PM
 
How did you manage to get more work assigned through email on a weekend, mitch? That sounds quite ridiculous.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
imitchellg5  (op)
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Feb 14, 2010, 03:58 PM
 
My biology professor assigns us homework online... normally she promises to have it up right after class (which is Tuesday and Thursday). But I checked Thursday and Friday, no homework. Then she sent an email out at 7:00 last night saying that our homework was finally online... It's not a huge deal for me since I'm not doing anything this weekend, but it certainly would have been nice to have on Thursday.
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 04:29 PM
 
Is it an online course? Even then there's usually an syllabus with a clear outline of what you're going to be getting.

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Feb 14, 2010, 04:37 PM
 
No, in class. The syllabus has homework due dates, but the actual assignments are put up whenever the teacher feels like it.
     
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Feb 14, 2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Feb 14, 2010, 04:42 PM
 
I have two online classes (which is A LOT more work than my normal classes) and my actual physical classes have homework that is assigned online. They are all my 3000 & 4000 level classes. When I was doing core I rarely had online tests/quizes/homework.
     
   
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