The News in Brief - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
The News in Brief|
- Today's monthly Project Ben-Yehuda update is the largest one to date, if memory serves. Again and again I am amazed by the power of Internet-based collaboration.
- The colloquium exam I am to take sometime this year to complete my Classics B.A. is huge and damn scary. 100 pages of Greek prose, and 2000 lines of Greek verse, with which I must be perfectly familiar (i.e. able to "sight-translate" random bits without a dictionary, and explain grammatical and syntactical phenomena), plus an "unseen" Greek text of some sort. Ghastly. This exam I am supposed to prepare for, as Tom Lehrer put it, "in my copious free time". No idea how I'm going to manage it. (But I am!)
- I've been offered a TA position at the TAU Classics dept. next year.
- Really enjoying my courses this semester (except Latin).
Current Mood: worried
Current Music: Bob Dylan -- Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
|Date:||November 1st, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)|| |
Glad to hear you're enjoying your courses -
I think it's very important.
And congrats! [Can't say I'm surprised though. :)]
Are you going to take the offer?
|Date:||November 2nd, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm taking some time to consider. I'm interested, generally, but I must make some financial considerations as well.
|Date:||November 2nd, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)|| |
What's a TA?
What's a TA? Is that a "Metargel"?
and wy aren't you enjoying Lattin?
|Date:||November 2nd, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: What's a TA?
I think it's rather bad form to criticise my professors in public. If you're really curious, ask me in person and I'll explain.
I've been offered a TA position at the TAU Classics dept. next year.
So, you're going to forsake the hi-tech land of milk and honey? ;-)
|Date:||November 2nd, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Nah. But I might divide my working time between it and TAing.
|Date:||November 2nd, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)|| |
Is that mean you're going to be a professor?