Jan. 31st, 2010

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One of the duties of a grad student is, essentially, to do the work that your advisor doesn't want to do. In my case, that means summarizing unit summaries from three years of excavation at the site we work at. Now, I know that anyone who has had to read my own field notes is laughing hysterically at me when I say, good, god, people! Is a complete sentence all that much to ask for?!

I will not even comment on the spelling mistakes.

If it was just field notes I am translating, then I could maybe understand. Those are written to be referred to when we are writing reports, yes? But unit summaries, you'd think that the name itself would imply some sort of...planning. And grammar.

Maybe part of our training for undergrads should include a "how to form coherent thoughts in hundred degree heat" lesson. Assuming that any of us have mastered it, that is.

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