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    Default Back to school n00b ['definition of a word' essay]

    For English 101:

    Seems easy enough, yet I'm already getting overwhelmed just thinking about it. Our teacher wants us to choose a word (any word), and then define it in our own fashion, citing from these possible sources:

    List at least three different kinds of evidence that you will use for this paper. Examples of potential evidence might include personal experience; interviews; quotations from books, films, articles, etc.; factual evidence (such as statistics); dictionary or reference book definitions; and surveys (you can set up surveys at surveymonkey.com)
    So, it's a pretty non-linear writing assignment, as you can see. It must be between 3-5 pages long. I'm brainstorming words, but just don't feel like I can provide content to back anything up with 3+ pages of material (some of you are probably thinking "is this guy kidding? Easiest assignment ever!")

    Experienced writers, give me guidance and ideas! What are some good word ideas (don't say "love")?

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    Try: Feminazi.

    It's valid--it was used in my rhetoric textbook.

    Just throw some anecdotes about Natsy's and feminists for three pages, and use the last two to bash dem feminazi bitches.


    EDIT: But no, seriously, those kinds of assignments are retarded and would make me want to cunt-punt someone. Good luck with that.
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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    Dude, define the word "funk."

    It's a minimum of 3-5 pages.

    "I am in a funk; I feel depressed."
    "That music is funky."
    "What the funk is going on here?"
    "A kind of funk filled the air."
    "He thinks he is the master of funk, but he is wrong."



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    lol, nice...

    I'm thinking of going with "Cult".

    "Funk" would probably be an easy one though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    lol, nice...

    I'm thinking of going with "Cult".

    "Funk" would probably be an easy one though...
    "Cult" is a only a noun.
    Sure there are many kinds of cults, but they are all nouns.

    Funk is a noun, verb, adjective, etc.

    It has more "depth."

    Maybe you could write about the Cult of Funk?!
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    If there is/was/will be a "cult of funk", I'm enlisted.

    God damn, I hate creative writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    If there is/was/will be a "cult of funk", I'm enlisted.
    Bahahahaaa!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    God damn, I hate creative writing.
    +1.

    Dirty Limericks = Creative Writing to Halla

    Defining one word in 3-5 pages, Halla says

    Get off the Interwebz and knock that paper out dude!

    Good luck.

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    I've got it. I will attempt to define "God".

    Undoubtedly perspectives of who God is and what hearing the term God invokes in a person varies greatly. Does anyone have any other ideas of possible angles to take in tackling the definition of this term?

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    That's not a bad choice given that you could easily write 1000 pages on it let alone 3.

    The only problem is that on an assignment like this you want to make sure you don't write anything that will piss off whoever is grading it. Try to write honestly, but if you know anything about the views of your prof keep them in mind. Of course it could be graded by a GA that you'll never see.

    I've lied on essays about my perspective in order to get a good grade. It sucks, but that's the way the world works.

    In this case since it is english 101 just focus on basic grammar and essay construction. It's open ended so that you can pick something you enjoy writing about.
    Take the weakest thing in you
    And then beat the bastards with it
    And always hold on when you get love
    So you can let go when you give it

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    Ramble on about the etymology for a page or two. It can be done for just about any word. Trust me.
    "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
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