Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's All Over Now...

Fall Semester, done. DONE!
We eagerly await our "report card" that will be posted Christmas Eve (Merry Fucking Christmas, right?)
We're pretty sure we know our grades...worst case scenario is a 3.76 GPA out of a possible 4.0. Not too shabby, but we could have done better if we'd have applied ourselves a little harder. What can we say, working took up a lot of time in the first two months, Twitter is distracting (but/and our only social outlet), and drinking...well...who knows...we drink too much.

Today our major dental work was completed and so now, with roughly 4 weeks off until Spring Semester we'll have time for reading, writing and finishing some paintings, and starting some new ones...if we muster the drive to get off of the sofa and away from Netflix.

However, we've already started reading the material for next semester...the book list is...long (seventeen books for five classes) ...and it doesn't hurt to get a head start.
We imagine based on the reading list, dear blog readers, that you will be "treated" to some interesting essays next semester...

The reading list:
- A philosophy class on truth, knowing and reality -
1. True to Life: Why Truth Matters - Michael P. Lynch
2. When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners? - Ian G Barbour
3. Free Will - Sam Harris
4. On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not - Robert Burton

- American Political Thought -
5. Selected Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton
6. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin
7. The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X
8. Walden: (Or Life in the Woods) - Henry David Thoreau
9. Common Sense - Thomas Paine
10. Civil Disobedience and Other Essays - Henry David Thoreau
11. Great Speeches - Abraham Lincoln
12. Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington
13. Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville

- Interpersonal Communication -
14. Looking Out, Looking In - Adler/Proctor II

- Intro to Media Writing -
15. The Associated Press Stylebook & Briefing on Media Law
16. Telling the Story: The Convergence of Print, Broadcast and Online Media

- Business and Technical Writing - dropped before Semester started - found out it wasn't required after all
17. Writing That Works: Communicating Effectively on the Job

So, the semester is all over now; the year, nearly. It's been pretty good, all things considered.
And now for something completely different...because we adore Glove and Boots...and Christmas is only one week away...

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