Morning Coffee – Research, Research, Research Edition

Ned R. McWherter Library
via University of Memphis Website

I know I write too much about school, but lately, particularly with the start of the new semester, it’s taking up a healthy portion of my time, so it should come as no surprise that it’s on my mind a lot.

The other day I was talking about my frustration with the financial aid scenario for returning non-traditional students. While I think I may have finally navigated my way through that process (I won’t get a decision for two weeks) as the abbreviated summer semester continues I’m realizing just how out of the loop I am, and why I probably should have taken this class back in the Spring rather than now.

Basically here’s the scenario: I transferred about 50 hours from my previous time in school, but because my major way back then required me to take so many classes each semester, I didn’t get many General Education credits under my belt. So now I find myself taking Freshman level courses as a 38 year old Junior.

It’s pretty strange.

That said, the class I’m in this semester, Comp II, is looking like it’s going to be pretty fun, even though it’s a boatload of writing and research.

I like researching things, and if this class teaches me to do it better, then I’m all for it. Obviously, I like writing too, so hopefully this will help me be a better writer. In my mind I’ve already come a long way. Back at the old blog I couldn’t write anything less that 1500 words. My word counts over here are way less, which probably makes everyone happy.

I’m looking forward to the next four weeks of the class and coming up with my research project. Not really sure what the topic will be, but in all likelihood it will be something that I can use over here too, because that’s just how I operate.

So, there ya go. That’s what’s up in my world. Now it’s time for some coffee!

Makin’ meth in a Caddie, I wonder if this is a trend, a fashion statement, or something else that’s much more disturbing…probably the latter.

Tired of illegals taking all those good paying jobs? Mack shows you how to take them back.

Can’t we all just get along? I would have expected something like this here in Memphis, but not the sleepy eyed ‘boro.

Republicans are stumping for sovereignty. Obviously, they have no idea where over half our state budget comes from.

McWherter made a stop in Clarksville.

Shelby County Sheriff Candidate Bill Oldham resigned his post with the Sheriff’s office to avoid Hatch Act violations.

And finally, this letter to the editor made me smile.

Have a great day!

1 comment for “Morning Coffee – Research, Research, Research Edition

  1. July 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Hey, Steve, let me know if I can give you any librarian-y pointers for your research.

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