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V1001 Dinosaurs

November 11, 2001

Olsen, Paul
V1001 Dinosaurs

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So you attend the first class. You meet Prof. Olsen, who is a nice guy and a great lecturer. Then you tell a friend that you are in his class. The friend warns you that you are in for hell. But you can't believe it is true. Well, it is. This class is so insanely hard it isn't funny. It is great right up until the midterm. Then you discover that things Olsen has told you won't be on the midterm actually are. And then there is the essay, which actually asked for the history of life. And it wasnt a joke. The final was no better, but the real kicker was the museum project. I spent an entire weekend drawing dinosaur bones only to do poorly because I am not an artist. If you are going to be a paleontologist, devote your life to this class because Olsen is one of the best in the field. Do not take this class to fufil the science requirement, it is not worth it.

Workload:

A few easy hw's, a few multiple choice quizzes (also retardedly easy), a midterm (AAAAAGH), a ten page paper, a museum project (bring an art major), and a final (it was bad).

April 05, 2001

Olsen, Paul
V1001 Dinosaurs

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Do you know patrick durkan? i swear this is his father. A little wacky and offbeat, he takes the topic too seriously. "Yes, a hummingbird is the smallest dinosaur." Just remember that birds are dinosaurs, and you'll be fine...

Workload:

So much work. Oh so much. Someone please tell him this is dinosaurs!

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