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I'm desperate! I need the help of SJ.com!!!!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by XXXX, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. XXXX

    XXXX Member

    Hey ladies and gentlemen, i need your guys help. I have a college final research paper due TOMORROW, and I haven't read the book we need to read for it. I thought it was due next week when all my other finals are, i know i know, i messed up big time. The book is Smashed by Koren Zailckas. its a memoir that details Zailckas' drunken high school and college experices. it is a fairly new book. I need to find out what it is about, and sparknotes.com and cliffsnotes.com both don't have it.

    Has anyone read this book?

    Is their any other sites that give out summaries that i don't know about?

    Please come through for me. i have to relate this to alcoholism and everything like that, but i can't do any of that without knowing about the memoir. I have faith in you all!
  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you should start reading.
  3. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Me thinks it has something to do with getting drunk in High School and College......just a hunch.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I've put down a 500-page book in a night. Start reading, drunky. :D
  5. XXXX

    XXXX Member

    Haha that could work. but i am an EXTREMELY slow reader. at this point it would be too little too late. I'd rather turn something in (albeit uninformed jibberish) than nothing (which is what would happen if it was 4-5am when i stopped reading.
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    No, you read until 4-5 a.m., slap together a paper, drag your ass over there, hand it in, then walk out, crawl into bed, and sleep until Tuesday.

    If the rest of your finals aren't until next week, then you're fine to miss a day of class, I'm guessing.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Quit posting, start reading, even in the shower like Mr. Melon does when he's studying like crazy for his final exams in Back to School!
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  9. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    What I would do in situations like this, which was often, was skim. I would honestly just read the first sentence of each paragraph and only stopped to read more of the paragraph if I it pertained to the assignment. I'd write the page number down and keep going. You can get through a 200-page book in less than a half hour this way. Once I had to give an oral book report for a 400-level history class on a book about the history of submarines that was over 600 pages long. I went through the book this way and prepared the outline and still got a few hours sleep the night before.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Pretty good advice. And yet ... I'm betting any college prof worth his/her salt is familiar with the Wikipedia entry on their test subject these days. If you're going to use it, be sure to just use the ideas, and have no repeating of the phrasing.

    While we're at it, do a Google search of "smashed koren zailckas". You'll have a lot of stuff at your disposal.
  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Why help? Flunking out of school could be the best thing for him.
  12. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    So you're playing online, checking SportsJournalists.com and hoping someone will do your homework for you?

    Get to work, newbie. Assuming you pursue journalism, this will hardly be the hardest deadline you face. Get used to it.
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