March 18, 2012 - 12:00 PM
It is Sunday afternoon at the time of this writing and I've now finished a total of 18 pages of writing for two my final papers. The good new about being a liberal arts major is that I almost never have to take any exams. When I do, they are only in class written exams that cover the texts that we have read, in lieu of a take home essay. These are excellent, since I can get the graded equivalent of a term paper done in about an hour of rushed writing.
For the most part however, in my Philosophy and English courses I am required to write... a lot. In my course on Richard Rorty this term, my only requirement has been to complete this paper on top of handing in an outline if it earlier and participating in class. With this in mind, the amount of work that I've had to do for this course (with the exception of the reading load, which was extremely have) has been comparably light. For my Shakespeare course, however, a 10 page paper was due last Friday for finals, as well as several others throughout the term. It is really a grab bag and entirely dependent on the whim of one's professors. Either way, I am happy to say that as it stands I am all done for the term!