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Nickel and Dimed

lax8scr13lax8scr13 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
edited July 2005 in Colgate University
For those that have recieved the packet, do we actually have to do the assignment? I thought that this was our year free from summer AP work. Damn. Thoughts, comments, concerns? This just makes me sad.
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Replies to: Nickel and Dimed

  • ahtsisabahtsisab Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    hey...what work do we have to do ???...i havent got the packet ...i hope it gets lost in the way !! i was laughing over some frens who had assignments from colleges.........damn !!
  • ahtsisabahtsisab Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    i found out that we dont have to do anything
  • Colgate13Colgate13 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Based on how I read the letter, I think that we have to do it. It sounds like you have to read enough of the book to be able to BS something about it in the letter to the advisor.
  • ahtsisabahtsisab Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    yah...i got that stuff...we have to include our opinions in a letter to our academic advisor.....btw....colgate 13...whats BS ???
  • collegeparentcollegeparent Registered User Posts: 892 Member
    Ahtsisab, when you come to America, you'll learn soon enough what BS is. In the meantime, may I suggest a book that is on the New York Times bestseller list (and is available through amazon.com) which will answer your question: ON BULLS--T by Harry G. Frankfurt. It is written by a Princeton professor and is described in the New York Times Book Review: "A moral philsopher attempts a theoretical understanding of a 'vast and amorphouse' phenomenon." You'll understand that comment once you understand BS. Good luck in your quest. And welcome to America!
  • mhc48mhc48 Registered User Posts: 1,295 Senior Member
    BS is the acronym in this country for what in Nepal is probably referred to as the droppings of sacred cattle. It is found as prevalently here in the groves of academia as it is on the streets of Nepal wherever sacred cattle are allowed to roam freely.

    Here sadly we do not prize organic fertilizer for growing crops but tend to favor chemical fertilizer. Oddly and paradoxically enough, we do very highly value it for nurturing and growing students’ minds. From an early age American students are taught to recognize, gather and then spread it - as deeply and widely as possible - throughout their essays, exam questions and research papers. This is often thought by them to result in greater yields and quality as well as higher grades in their academic produce.
  • ahtsisabahtsisab Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    thanks a lot collegeparent and mhc48.....I actually knew that one but just cudnt figure out in the above case....anyway...mhc seems to have a good understanding on culture in Nepal...anyway...BS is nothing sacred around here.... its just the CS that is...
  • jrparjrpar Registered User Posts: 2,134 Senior Member
    BS can be a verb or a noun :) In the sense that Colgate13 uses it, it means to go on and on about, or to make stuff up about, a topic about which you don't really know very much at all.
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