I am on Fall Break right now. The random week-long break that my school has in the middle of fall, only a few weeks before Thanksgiving Break (for which we only get, I think, two days off).
So, there are two key words in the phrase Fall Break. One of the key words is Fall. This is very applicable, because Fall Break began just as the season, Fall (also known as autumn) was beginning. The other key word in Fall Break is Break. My professors seem to have gotten this word a little confused. Actually, I think they confused it with the word Work. Or, Read-Like-A-Mean-Lean-Reading-Machine. I have a lot of reading to do during this Fall
Work. A real lot of reading to do.
I have to read:
The entire book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman. (This book is 352 pages.)
An article from Anthropology: Contemporary Perspectives
by Phillip Whitten (I didn't bring this book home, but the article should only be about 6 pages.)
The entire book Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean
by Polly Pattullo. (This book is 240 pages.)
One chapter on Schizophrenia in my Abnormal Psychology
textbook. (The chapter is 38 pages.)
Lots and lots and lots of empirical studies on Selective Mutism for my Abnormal Psychology research paper. (This will be about 77 pages.)
One chapter on Morality and Moral Behavior from my Developmental Psychology book. (I didn't bring this book home, but chapters are usually about 40 pages.)
That totals to 753 pages. During my Fall
Read. (I'm a little bitter.)
The whole point of this break is that you're supposed to be able to relax. Let the stress of [---- College] go away for a few days. But alas, they like to give us work, so work we shall have. And, because I'm determined to not fail my classes or loose my small but appreciated scholarship, I will do the reading (or at least I will attempt to do the reading, and give up when I realize how ridiculous it is).
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