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"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered." - Guildenstern, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

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I think my paper is finished.

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Does anyone want to proofread? ;)
29th Mar 2006, 16:46  

Gael says:

we should trade essays!
I have finally got down to some real work today, i feel so much better now.
1 work in progress, 3 to go!

29th Mar 2006, 16:48

Gael says:

just noticed, you submit you work in English?

29th Mar 2006, 16:49

daz says:

Yep, English is a lot easier to quote because you don't have to mangle the sentences as much to make the cases fit in with your narrative's grammatical structure.

Plus, all my sources are English anyway, and it would be such a pain to translate back and forth. Aaaand, I have to use APA citation rules, which look kind of odd to me in German, but that may be a more personal problem. ;)

29th Mar 2006, 16:53

Euphro says:

Are all the extensive sections in quotes part of the APA rules?

29th Mar 2006, 16:59

bronxelf says:

You do realize that the fact that you can write a coherent, cited, well worded paper in English makes you at least 3 points up on most American people your age...

29th Mar 2006, 16:59

Geodyne says:

That makes it so much more of an achievement.

Well done!

29th Mar 2006, 17:00

daz says:

Euphro: Sorry, what? :)

And thanks Geodyne and Elf :)

29th Mar 2006, 17:00

bronxelf says:


29th Mar 2006, 17:01

Euphro says:

My apologies: you quote large sections of other work. Is this required? Why don't you just rephrase it and cite the source (giving page numbers if necessary)?

29th Mar 2006, 17:02

daz says:

Euphro: I guess it's not required as in preferred over paraphrasing, but I do still have some trouble expressing those things in my own words, so I usually quote and then comment on it. (I hope that I did that, anyway. :))

Edit: Also, I am scared to death of accidentally plagiarizing, which is why I probably go over board with teh quoting. :)

29th Mar 2006, 17:04

FilbertFox says:

well done you. On finishing the paper and on the English, which i have to say is far better than the (mainly British) students i see work from.

29th Mar 2006, 18:16

*claps, tries to bow at same time and hits self in nose

31st Mar 2006, 05:24

anonymous says:

"APA citation rules"? Mit der Dummheit k ämpfen Götter selbst vergebens... If people can't handle footnotes, they've no business with an academic paper. Poor you for being stuck with such ugliness...

1st Apr 2006, 13:55

daz says:

I have no idea who you are, dear anonymous commenter, but I'd like to inform you that the prof specifically requested NO FOOTNOTES. As far as I know, that has nothing to do with APA rules. And yes, I would have preferred footnotes, too.

1st Apr 2006, 14:04

Euphro says:

Most geology journals expressly forbid footnotes :)

1st Apr 2006, 14:22

daz says:

APA might. I don't have the big fat rule book yet. It just brushed me the wrong way that Anonymous, although apparently completely unaware that different scientific fields have different citation rules, has felt the need to call the APA rules stupid (c.f. the German quote).

1st Apr 2006, 14:30

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