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PostSubject: 55 minutes.... [english @ SXC]   Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:51 pm

No.. this aint a description of how a time bomb blasted or something.. its actually a record of how to spend 55 minutes in an english honours class, with a professor who is payed for teaching but only dictates notes which you need to take down really fast, and after a while you realise you are no more majoring in english but in stenography. Smile
Surviving 55 minutes under such conditions is not easy. But you see we are barve people and then, we need attendance. The 75% yardstick has to be dealt with or else you need to pay to sit for the sem exams. Not that we are dying to sit for them, but again its a custom and formality and even a necessity in order to keep entering the college.
So there are various methods devised by my very own class.
1. The copy-what-you-will method
Its the kind which is most obvious and most popular too. The tecaher syas what she wants to.. and you take down only what you like. People who dont wanna take chances adhere to ths method.
2.The Judha method
Judha is teh name of the inevntor of this method. He has shown me his copy and I was surprised. Really! He's got good ideas man... he copied the plot of an english comedy of manners as teh teacher was dictating, actually in hindi and it sounded like the sketch of some 1960-70s hindi kitsch! And yes, he did that remaining true to the plot of the play for sure! Cool, na?!
3.Judha method-part 2
Now, thsi guy is a genius. The other method he ahs is to stop the prof in the middle of a lecture and ask him/her questions which are too confusing to be answered and more commonly than not, are rhetorics! hehe
4.The first bench method
The copies of these poor souls can be seen from the professor's desk.. so they cant do much. However quite unwittingly a few of them write in a handwriting that makes it more illegible than hebrew. So you better not try to decipher it!
5. Last bench method
These guys are the winners for sure. They pass comments, joke and entertain themselves all the while while the teacher dictates. But tehn they take down the notes too, if not they religiuosly photocopy other ppl's notes after the class.
6.Day dream while you write
Its anotehr good method where in you are taking down notes abot say.. Restoration,. but thinking how to restore your relationship with some XYZ after the fight last day....Smile
7.Not feeling well method
This one is like a wild card, but has to be used less and only if you have good acting skills. After the attendance is over safely, and you've taken down say a page of the crap stuff, get up and with a dying expression go to the prof and say.."ma'am/sir can i-" they wont hera the rest. Numbed by the inertia of dictation and the indomitable spirit to go on... they wud say-"Go.." And you walk out... into the corridors... and then there's freedom.
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PostSubject: Re: 55 minutes.... [english @ SXC]   Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:51 pm

is english honours the same evrywhere?
are we united in grief?
although not all our lecturers are in this mould, but some of them ocassionaly get caught by the urge to familiarise us with long dead and buried critics. its a pain to write whatever they thought about Yeats and his love for Maud Gonne.

we, that is to say, me n my friends, usually try to copy down everything till the time our hands permit us. but thst is more ut of respect for our beloved teacher rather than the need to or the illusion that we will actually ever read what we are jotting down.

but whatever we say or think...the underlying truth is . English honours rocks!
we love Literature. I hope you will agree
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PostSubject: Re: 55 minutes.... [english @ SXC]   Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:49 pm

absolutely.... i loev literature... n yupzzz english hons. rocks! the copying dwn notes part in some boring classes is just the flip side ... can be overlooked!
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PostSubject: Re: 55 minutes.... [english @ SXC]   Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:26 pm

gr8 work torsa...... Smile

but here's anothr method wich ws invented by 1 of my frnds.....though i m nt frm english hons but i think u guys can think about following it...dis ws followd in the cls of our HOD....who teaches us the history of our subj...& hoila He is as good as Mr Flitwik...he generally dont gv us notes & so if he ever decides to give ne then we must copy it meticulously..

but neway we really hv so many frndly students in our cls that nobody would be cruel enough to let their friends destroy their individuality by sharing their “OWN” wonder notes to others...

So this ws the technique followd by Mr S, he recorded da whole speech in his cell & actually used evrey second of that period on the composition of a love letter(which he had to deliver da very day cause his girl ws goin back 2 Bangalore whr she is perusing engn.) and the whole mission ws a grand success cause he got both Luis Pasteur & his lady..
Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 55 minutes.... [english @ SXC]   Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:56 pm

hehe!
cool idea.
but u know if that cell is seen in our class or anywhere within the college building we are due to pay 1000 bucks fine.Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 55 minutes.... [english @ SXC]   Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:00 pm

yup sure english honours rocks.......!
n ya we have a 500 bucks fine....tina's a lil nicer than mathews!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 55 minutes.... [english @ SXC]   Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:30 pm

hahaha!!!!!! bhawanipur roxxxx!!!!!!!!!!!! phones in classes. phone in corridorz... cantee mein loud music... n if the speakerz rnt wrking, the djing classes on the sixth floor make up for it!!!! vr so blessed!!!
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