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    umm.. neither would I!

    I'm such a failure! I can't harvest pollen from flowers or make honey either!
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    Well, first I was going to ask how you could get into a serious fight over referencing styles...

    But then the rest of the thread just kinda blanked that out.

    Speaking of bees though, I know I can't speak bee. My neighbour had a few hives (for honey!) and once upon a time, something got in there... and they swarmed like locusts. That's scarry stuff.

    And they didn't listen when I told them to go away.

    Ah well, languages were never my strong point.

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    my dad had a few bee hives out a ways from the house when I was a kid for the honey- I remember always getting warnings from my mom about watching out for the bees, because they sting!

    They wouldn't listen to me either- and I study languages!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Well, first I was going to ask how you could get into a serious fight over referencing styles...
    Well, it was like this: The MLA, though devised by Satan himself, was not the cause of the argument. The cause of the argument was the sheer confusion generated by said MLA formatting and the pig-headed refusal of the power-tripping English professor to clarify ANY point raised by his students. He was hell-bent and determined to fail everyone in the class.

    When I saw him bullying yet another student into tears, I asked a question with the intention of dragging some sense back into reach, but he bit my head off, so I stood up and calmly told him, after gesturing broadly to an entire room full of nearly-weeping despondent students, that I had never failed an English class in my life and that I knew myself to be both tolerably smart and reasonable, and he'd managed to put me past my sanity AND my decorum, and that maybe the dean of students might be interested if I paid him a visit that afternoon.

    "Nobody's paying you to to f-k up GPAs," I snapped. I sat back down and my ESTP law enforcement friend leaned over and said with a leering smile, "I said speak your mind, Megan, but geez...."

    Later I learned the professor was going through a terrible divorce and had already been notorious in the English department as a spiny unreasonable person. I was like "Oh. Super. Just what I needed."
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    ugh- sounds like a poli sci professor I had who said that nobody in our class would get an A that semester since her fiance was in Iraq! I got a 94% in that class, but it was still only a B

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    Ok, that was a much awesomer story than I thought I'd get Good reason to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    ugh- sounds like a poli sci professor I had who said that nobody in our class would get an A that semester since her fiance was in Iraq! I got a 94% in that class, but it was still only a B

    I wish that professors wouldn't take their own lives out on students!
    Uhh...what??

    I can't believe she got away with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Uhh...what??

    I can't believe she got away with that!
    yeah- I didn't think it was particularly fair- that's the only B I've ever gotten in poli sci!

    I gave the next semester's class the answers to the midterm though- so I'm at peace with that situation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Ok, that was a much awesomer story than I thought I'd get Good reason to do it!
    I was so mad at myself for losing my temper, but I did go all Sidney Poitier on the guy. I just couldn't stand there and let him destroy academic careers, especially for those of us who were poor and only able to afford school thanks to grants -- grants we'd lose if we got our GPAs torpedoed.


    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Uhh...what??

    I can't believe she got away with that!
    Seriously! Why take hostages?? What kind of sadistic creep do you have to be to do such a thing to a room full of strangers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    Now this is an embarrassing question , but I've spent the past hour trying to figure out how to insert footnotes into a paper I've written and have no clue how to do so! It's rather sad. How does one go about putting footnotes into a paper on Microsoft Word? I'd be delighted for instructions!

    otherwise I'll fail my class and end up living under the overpass near my house !

    I've always used MLA citations in the past and am horribly confused by this damned APA format!
    Are you sure you have to use footnotes???

    In APA style, you almost always use an in-text reference in parenthesis like at the end of this sentence (JAVO, 2007). Then all of the references are listed at the end of the paper in References section. This online guide might help some.

    Us psychology types realize a long time ago how illogical and insane the whole on-page footnotes requirement is!

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    Well, it was like this: The MLA, though devised by Satan himself,
    Amen!!!

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    "Nobody's paying you to to f-k up GPAs," I snapped. I sat back down and my ESTP law enforcement friend leaned over and said with a leering smile, "I said speak your mind, Megan, but geez...."
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