November 24th, 2016

RMB - Dishonored Soundtrack: Drunken Whaler

With the discovery of Dishonor I and II, I have found this soundtrack.  I haven't played Playstation games for years (PSI - so that will give you some idea).  I have a feeling when the degree is over, I will indulging in a long overdue update of games.

Re the song - hoping to sleep tonight? Good luck with that.

50 Day Question Challenge 2016 - Day 13

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13. Would you ever take back someone who cheated?
I kinda covered this aspect on Day 11. It would be very unlikely, because if the trust has gone, the indiscretion will surface again and again.  It also depends if it was a one night stand, or a full-blown relationship.  I might take someone back if we had broken up and there had been a fair while since the event took place.  People do grow up and stop playing the field, but if your partner is a player, then ditch 'em - unless you enjoy crash/burn/rekindle aspect of a relationship.

Major Dissertation: Rewriting Chapter 1 - Day 2

I was up early(ish) this morning and have spent it reading up Cixous, which was interesting and I think I can use some of it.  I am concentrating on rewriting a section of it as I know it veers off topic - still relevent but I either have to tighten it up, or let it go.  I have beem told that it will possibly be too much to have ALL the symbolism in, so I will have to lose quite a bit in the slash-and-burn edited cut.

So, still plodding on - think I will have to lose close to 1,500 before I start digging for sprinkles of academe.  Sigh.

Not doing too badly today - I am editing page four of fourteen and hope to be on page five when I finish tonight. EDIT::: On page six for tomorrow - yay!

Assignments - A Sobering Thought

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I have just seen on our student forum that one of our students has had her work back and has been accused of plagiarism - by dint of paraphrasing.  Even though she had mentioned the acclaimed work in her biblio, it appears that she did not nail the text sufficiently with indents/in text referencing, or put it in her after-text reference page. It was about sloppy proof reading rather than an actual attempting to rip someone off.  Why put their work in the biblio otherwise? It was a genuine mistake.

I had considered myself absolutely paranoid about referencing and have trod so carefully by NOT discussing my stuff on here.  Just as well - a girl last year spoke about her diss on wordpress and used her hypothesis in her final chapter.  The 'electronic reader' found it and even though she could prove it was her own words, she failed the mod.

Apparently, they will give you a slap on the wrist in the first year, but in the third, it is unlikely that will happen.  Originally, if you goofed, they would get you to rewrite it and cap you at a third for that assignment.  Now, it appears, they can fail you on the entire module and you will be expect to sit a bridging module during the summer. If you do it again, it is considered that you failed the year and you will have to resit the lot.  If it happens a third time, you are kicked out - end of.  It's really quite severe now.  I feel sorry for her, as she was on target for a first - like I was a year ago.  Tough call.  I really hope she doesn't quit - she's a good student and I know she had her doubts on her final year at a uni.

* feeling awkward and more than a bit paranoid myself *