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The Wanlorn ([personal profile] the_wanlorn) wrote2011-09-13 12:56 pm
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Internet, it is my last semester at school. One of the classes that I have to take to graduate, after attending college since 2004, is English 102. I must learn how to write research papers. No, really. So, I ask you, citizens of the internet, to please come up with a topic for me. I have to be able to make an argument (ie, my thesis must be something someone can disagree with) and it has to be "relevant," which I think means something which is still an active topic of study? So far those seem to be the only restrictions.

Internet, I really want to get on this, because I can not afford to fail this class because it becomes too much work in my crazy head and I stop going. :D?

Poll #8069 Research Paper Topic
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15

What topic shall I write a ten page research paper on?

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Canibalize my paper on jazz from '04, two unis ago, and hope I don't get caught
1 (6.7%)

Monoculture and why it is a terrible idea
2 (13.3%)

1 (6.7%)

Why unions are great and the 28-year-old in this class who is anti-union should feel bad for existing
6 (40.0%)

Why the TSA in general is a terrible idea and the US is an asshole for trying to reinvent the wheel
5 (33.3%)

Something to do with computers which I will suggest below
0 (0.0%)

Other which I will suggest below
0 (0.0%)

Suggest suggestions.

newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (asgard | entirely honest with me)

[personal profile] newredshoes 2011-09-13 04:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I think they're all great topics! I just have a particular loathing for the TSA.
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (asgard | EVERYTHING I DO IS MIGHTY)

[personal profile] newredshoes 2011-09-13 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh-oh, there's a post going around?

(Ugh, it doesn't help that the Department of Homeland Security is the creepiest creepy name ever and so just NOT AMERICAN VALUES THAT I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND &c.)
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (asgard | of war)

[personal profile] newredshoes 2011-09-13 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
...I'd heard about that, but I hadn't read the post. Oh my god.
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (asgard | a subtle performance)

[personal profile] newredshoes 2011-09-13 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I just always think it's hilarious that the security at both the airports in Chicago, OR IN BOSTON, is nowhere near as invasive as it is in Columbus, Ohio, where they make you go through the backscatter machine by default.

I mean, come on, Columbus. Really?