Just Handed In My Term Paper Today:

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  1. Jay42 macrumors 65816

    Jay42

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    I usually don't post things of this sort, but I just had to publicly celebrate the completion of my term paper. This is such a weight off my shoulders that I feel like I'm on vacation even though I am still taking classes.

    :D :D :D
     
  2. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Oh, well done! That must feel great to have finally done it. How many words did you have to write?

    I'm jealous, mine's due in next Friday. I'm on a design course, and this is really doing my head in. I can't wait to get back to just concentrating on design again. In one week I never have to write an essay again! :)

    At least it's made me realise how much I love to design, and how much I really have enjoyed this course up until now, and no doubt will after Christmas.
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    ugh i hate being out of school because of my illness i want to go back to school and do finals and term papers, i always enjoyed this time of the school year -_-.

    My last term paper was on Steroids in Baseball. ^_^ got an A on it of course

    Good Luck on the rest of your tests and anything else this semester
     
  5. Jay42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, it was a statistics paper about fast food habits. I'm not sure about the number of words, but it worked out to about 30 pages (typed all on my PowerBook of course). Now I just feel bad for my prof...kinda ;)
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    uhoh you have got me interested and now you have to host your paper on a website so i can read it ^_^


    please <_<
     
  7. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    Wow way to remind me that tonight's going to be an all-nighter for my last paper. :(

    oh but congrats for your sake :p :p :p :p
     
  8. Jay42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Trust me, its really not that interesting. Unless you are into the CLT for a two proportion population and whether my sample met the technical criteria in order to calculate a p value, its not worth your time. And seeing as though I had no budget, the conclusions were not very valid. My professor will probably post an excerpt after they are graded.
     
  9. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    You're right, better just keep it to yourself. :D

    Seriously though, congrats! I know the feeling very well. I'm in my 8th year and the only thing I ever look forward to is that end-of-the-semester feeling. :eek: I really need to finish this up soon :rolleyes:
     
  10. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Seriously. I struggle with 2-3 page essays! ;)
     
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    I wish I could still write two to three page essays. The length isn't that bad for me I just hate going back and making an annotated bibliography
     
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    Wow im really not looking forward to college:eek:. That is insane! 30 PAGES!
     
  13. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    It's not that bad really. Once you get there and you discover what you're really interested in, it can be much harder to write within the constraints of a 5 page paper than a 30 page paper.
    :)
     
  14. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Even when I wrote my paper on an topic I really enjoyed, getting 6 pages was a chore. I dislike writing papers (and I chose the wrong major based on that). Luckily I only have one more semester then it's so long forever with paper writing.
     
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  16. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I agree 30 pages isn't that long for a research paper, and I'm sure Jay had plenty of tables and charts since it is a statistics paper. The key is to have a really detailed outline. My outline for my research paper was about 3 pages long, double spaced. Most of the lines were only a few words, but there were a lot of scribbles on the page. That outline got me to about 25+ pages.

    Just for kicks, I've attached my work.
     

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  17. Josh macrumors 68000

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    ...and your paper was about...?
     
  18. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Who remembers? My paper writing days ended well before you were born.
     
  19. SurfinSHELL23 macrumors regular

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    Long papers aren't too difficult.

    I'm doing independent research and will be producing a very lengthy paper on my research. It's all about bioremediation and microbes and hazardous contaminiants and stuff like that. :D

    I do love my research though... it'll be good experience for when I go to college.
     
  20. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Try writing a 237 page design report:rolleyes: , now that was worth the pissup that followed

    p.s Hope you do well
     
  21. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    To hell with the p-value.

    Did you fail to reject the null??

    Oh my how i hated stats. Got a D in it, I was just glad I didnt have to retake that crap.
     
  22. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    Heh, the one great thing about trimesters is that I finished my term paper for bio three and a half weeks ago. Unfortunately, that also means my senior thesis next term is going to be a lot more intense due to the shorter marking periods.
     
  23. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    you got a D in the class and you didn't have to retake it? interesting..
     
  24. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Hey I handed in on monday a 50 page paper worth 100% of that class,
    I like doing directed readings/research but the stress of one paper being worth you entire grade kinda kills the enjoyment...:rolleyes:
     

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