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Thanks to the first comment here, I have a cunning plan... Or at least a new idea for a Wit seminar paper. Not sure I'll be able to pull it off, though. The idea is to write a completely bogus wikipedia article about an imaginary subject. Just to poke fun, or, poke...something at credulity. Now all I need is an imaginary subject. Or at least something totally obscure that few others would be knowledgeable about, so that I can bullshit at will.

I didn't do my reading for Troy today, but that's okay, because I have read the Oresteia before (albeit five years ago) and we didn't spend much time talking about it anyway. We spent much more class time talking about the paper we have due next week, basically doing the paper in class. Except for chasing down citations. Which is, I guess, a good thing, given that the paper topics are so damned vague to begin with, so now we know exactly what's expected for the paper. It also saves me some time, but... still not sure I like this notion. This week we finally got our papers back. Mine was indeed quite crap, but I still got 30 points out of a possible 33, just like the last paper. It's a somewhat strange class. It seems that the expectations for amount of work are quite high, but for actual achievement? Perhaps somewhat less than I would expect to find in an Honors class. But maybe my problem here is that I'm expecting too much from a 200-level class, and I'm more practiced at this school thing (and thus in taking shortcuts...) than the rest of the people in the class, or most of them.

The 200-level Honors class I had last semester was the one I had mismatched expectatons for too. So I guess the lesson here is that I shouldn't take another 200-level class ever.

Today in Scribendi we took a field trip to the printer and saw a four-color printing machine in action.

Tomorrow I will be getting back my Latin exam taken last Friday. I dread this.

But otherwise, I am exhausted after another day of spinning my wheels.

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