April 30, 2004

Olsen, Paul
Dinosaurs and the History of Life

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It is my intention that this message may give solace to those in this same situation: It's 39 hours until the term paper is due and I haven't finished my introductory paragraph. I have spent upwards of 30 hours already preparing for this and the pursuing of primary sources has led me to numerous dead-ends. It is nearly impossible! I love the lectures. Professor Olsen and Dan the TA are extrememly knowledgeable and interesting, but the work is just unbareable. At this point I can't see myself passing, but then again there are probably others like myself giving shit's creek a solid curve. It is really a shame that it is so difficult, because the content is really interesting.

Workload:

A few easy homeworks, A 10 page term paper with every idea traced back to a primary source (nearly impossible), a final that I don't look forward to.