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Originally Posted by yukbumer View Post
whats the point going to a libary to research a book when you can stay at home and get the whole book to your pc from the internet LOL
You can get a lot more complete books at a library than you can from the internet.

learn2learn.
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This is what I did, or had to do in high school and now in college. I look at the sources wiki sites, use those IF THEY ARE CREDIBLE and cross reference with a book and another site. If it all checks out I use the wiki cited source but not the wiki page itself. I feel like my bases are covered after doing this, but I usually take wiki information with a grain of salt unless its something I am somewhat familiar with and it seems accurate.
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post #93 of 132
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Originally Posted by Coma View Post
Well, of course we use the internet... why use a book which is much harder to search than the internet?

I refuse to listen to this... most reputable net resources like Wikipedia are very valid, and in fact, teachers reference them when recommending sources.
+1...so damn true
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maybe wikipedia isnt right all the time, but nothin is right?
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This is really gay.
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Books are a big waste of time, you dont need them anymore

... except maybe comicbooks
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This is really gay.
Thank you for the poignant rebuttal.
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The issue of preparedness, studying, and actually learning material is something that I have come to respect since entering college. Let me summarize by saying that you cannot simply BS your way through every gen. ed. when you have 3 tests worth the entirety of your grade. If you don't read (and don't cheat), then you are not going to do well. It is as simple as that. Wikipedia is completely useless in a course where the material is specialized down to the most minute details - a general overview, which is primarily what the internet is going to give you, becomes irrelevant and impractical.

The issue with most kids these days is a lack of work ethic and the inability to see the big picture. It seems to me that your average 14 year-old thinks that school is complete rubbish and absolutely not worth his time. For many, this does not change even when they reach college, and instead of putting in the time and paying their dues by actually putting forth some effort, they piss away thousands of dollars along with their Saturday morning hangovers.

You can think whatever you want about the experiences you've had in school and what the real purpose of education ultimately is, but the fact of the matter is that you reap what you sow. Choose to rely on Wikipedia and neither truly learn nor appreciate anything, and it will catch up to you. At a certain point everything becomes relative. The biggest mistake you can make is to carry on in ignorance and cynicism, believing that everything will always come easily and that life is a breeze.

Alas, words fall short on deaf ears, and preaching is no exception .
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post #99 of 132
im not failing but i certainly dont try either
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Alas, words fall short on deaf ears, and preaching is no exception .
So true.
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