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How often do you read for pleasure?

Only when I am not overloaded with school reading...which is pretty much never.
 65 (28.8%)
All the time! I make time!
 139 (61.5%)
I don't really like to read.
 22 (9.7%)

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2006, 03:40:13 PM »
Yes, it is possible, obviously.

I've never needed to read the actual textbooks assigned to the course.  On occasion I have flipped through them to look up a term or something, but that's it. 

I read tons, I've been reading since I was three, I just read what I want to, not crap I'm not particularly interested in. 

If you go to class and pay attention and participate, you shouldn't need the book.  Unless you're stupid. 

I misunderstood. I don't really consider textbooks as books. I thought you meant the additional texts (e.g., novels for papers, etc.).


I'm an engineer so all I have are textbooks for school related stuff...most people don't read them, and you can certainly get by and do well without reading.  I've always read them, and I think reading them is the difference between a B+/A- student and a solid A student...

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #71 on: January 06, 2006, 03:44:08 PM »
i am convinced i have ADD!   ;D  i am currently reading four books: Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand, Pieces of Me - Tori Amos, Beyond Chuztpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History - Norman G. Finkelstein, and Planet Law School II - Atticus Falcon, Esq.

i am always so bogged down by school material that when i finally do have the chance to read for leisure i soak up as much as i can!
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2006, 03:56:57 PM »
Yes, it is possible, obviously.

I've never needed to read the actual textbooks assigned to the course.  On occasion I have flipped through them to look up a term or something, but that's it. 

I read tons, I've been reading since I was three, I just read what I want to, not crap I'm not particularly interested in. 

If you go to class and pay attention and participate, you shouldn't need the book.  Unless you're stupid. 

I misunderstood. I don't really consider textbooks as books. I thought you meant the additional texts (e.g., novels for papers, etc.).


I'm an engineer so all I have are textbooks for school related stuff...most people don't read them, and you can certainly get by and do well without reading.  I've always read them, and I think reading them is the difference between a B+/A- student and a solid A student...

jsia...

I must be the exception to this rule...

Not that there's anything wrong with being a B+ A- student.

jsia. 

Its not so much a rule as a correlation, with obvious exceptions,

and no theres nothing wrong with a B+/A- student, unless you want to go to a T6 school.. :-\
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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2006, 04:01:37 PM »
or if you have a pathological desire to be perfect.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #74 on: January 06, 2006, 04:02:01 PM »
Coetzee is affected: Disgrace is trite.

Agreed. Disgrace may be superficially concerned with SA issues, but if you look at the narrative, it's from the wholly alienated perspective of an middle/upper-class white guy. It could be anywhere. The only SA influence I perceived where in various bare-bones descriptions. My impression was that he merely transplanted the traditional "orientalism" into an African context.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2006, 04:05:25 PM »

"The South African Experience" is a multifaceted thing - it is many things, not one. That's what I meant. I understand it/them well enough.

Then, please, by all means, explain some.
Pish, J only wants to waste YOUR time.  Get wise.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2006, 04:06:26 PM »
Does that even exist?

If they have an A LSAT, they'll be just fine anywhere, the damn whores  >:(

True enough, but if you have an A gpa maybe you could by with an A- LSAT

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #77 on: January 06, 2006, 04:10:57 PM »
an A LSAT would technically be a 164/165.

so we're talking A+ and A++ here.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2006, 04:12:17 PM »

"The South African Experience" is a multifaceted thing - it is many things, not one. That's what I meant. I understand it/them well enough.

Then, please, by all means, explain some.


I think you're going to need more than the 100,000 character message limit for that.

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Re: What are you reading right now?
« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2006, 04:13:41 PM »

"The South African Experience" is a multifaceted thing - it is many things, not one. That's what I meant. I understand it/them well enough.

Then, please, by all means, explain some.


Hehe.