October 20, 2010

Third Year Workload

I'm aware that I've been posting very infrequently compared to last year and especially first year. This is because third year makes people into actual students. I've got a lot more work in one class this year than I did for more or less all five classes first semester. Before the end of the next month I've got 18 page paper on (possibly) Neo-mercantilist vs. Neo-gramscian perspectives on international development, a 30 page paper on cultural and political integration in the European Union, a 15 page paper on the impact of U.S. foreign policy past and present in Sudan, and a 20 page paper on Revolutionary Terror and the legacy of the French Revolution.
So with 83 pages to write in just over five weeks...I won't be writing on here as often as I have in the past. However, in the midst of those essays I will write the promised posts about looking at Grad school, peace corps, and American/Canadian...ness.

Until then I'll leave you with this thought:
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
-Bertrand Russell