April 2, 2006

A short critique of this article

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LAW_SCHOOL_LAPTOPS?SITE=7219&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-03-29-08-21-25

I want to thank Dr. J for finding this. I wanted to do a short critique of this article.

Ok, to start with:

It's only got two sources. It's got a professor, and a student. What about another professor who has the same policy? Or an academic dean that is working on this?

This article also doesn't have any direct quotes. I know it's a short article, but come on!


Student Cory Winsett says if he must continue without his laptop, he'll transfer to another school. Winsett says he won't be able to keep up if he has to rely on hand-written notes, which he says are incomplete and less organized.

This could become--and im gonna use Senior as an example:

Senior Cory Winsett says that if he must continue without his laptop, he'll "transfer to another school".

"My handwriting is horrible, and my notes would be incomplete because I'm trying to hang on to her every word," Winsett said, "they would also be less organized."

That's about it. That's school that i actually learned something from him (see other blog entry.)

Posted by lougagliardi at 4:00 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

I know..I know...(Or the Top 10 of Lou's Experience at SHU)

Some of you are going to miss my random rants, banters, and ponderings.

Others aren't.


Some are going to miss how I can point out the obvious, try to make a few suggestions to fix it, and still get slammed.

Others won't.

Now let's get down to the fact of why im writing this entry. Simple, it's my way of saying goodbye once and for all.

10. Getting shut out of Eye Contact twice in a row.

Claim what you want. I personally find it suspicious that it's my entry, it's blind judging and yet the editor is also the chairman of the CR. Call me a conspiracy theorist (you'd be partially right..) but it's still highly suspicious. *shrugs* take from that what you will, but when you're going up against a political person who doesn't agree with your politics in a non-political environment, there's going to be something fishy going on.

9. Football.

Ah yes. The creme de la creme. The coup de grace. I LOVE Football. So much so I still watch SuperBowl XL on my DVR. When SHU announced football about the time I started to go here, I was estatic. I was happy. Then...I was dissappointed. 1-10!? Come on! The Cleveland Browns could beat you guys!

8. Writing Fiction

This class, I thought was going to be awesome. I can't even remember the name of the original professor. All I remember is hoping Dr. Arnzen was teaching it, so I could learn more in a productive environment from a man that I had already been asking for advice from on a one on one basis. Dr. A, if you read this--I would definitely like to keep chatting with you and corresponding with you about my writing career. (and please don't take any offense to #10--it has nothing to do with you.)

7. The Computer Labs

For the most part, the computer labs rocked. T1 connection, DVD- and CD-RWs, color printers..oh no..wait those went away, which was a shame. Enough said.

(ok, im skipping 6-2, because it's nearly 3 AM (DST--Duh!)

So...

Wait..

Wait for it..

Almost there..

1. Having Professors accuse you of plagarism--one of them with your own brother!

Yeah, it feels real good to take a class that you didnt want to take, you despised and then find out that you "plagarized" on an "article" from your 16-year-old brother after looking in his notebook 30 minutes AFTER you left the class and you were already in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (thereby having no access to the Internet, or a printer, a damn computer--or the BLOODY PROFESSOR'S DESK FOR THAT MATTER to turn anything in.) Go figure. Then, the last day of classes, you're not on campus and am actually getting ready to LITERALLY walk out of your door to go on vacation for the winter break when your Mj. Brit. Writers professor calls you on your home phone to CLAIM that he's looking at your paper at the paragraphs you wrote on the INTERNET, knowing full well that there's nothing you can do about it, and you can't call him on it because your not on the campus to see what he is seeing.

Yeah, I only got two words for those professors: FUCK YOU

If anyone has a problem with these or any other comments i made, please email me at louiegagliardi@gmail.com or lgagliardi29@yahoo.com. I might actually give a damn. KEYWORD: might.

Posted by lougagliardi at 1:42 AM