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MRW I only have 1 day off this week and it's only because I'm moving

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  • eddmario
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 10:47pm

    And what's even worse I have a mandatory meeting that same afternoon as well...

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  • eddmario
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 10:47pm

    And what's even worse I have a mandatory meeting that same afternoon as well...

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When you remember the bad thing after a night of drinking.

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MRW I'm trying to find the light switch

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  • louie_kc
    2 points Mar 25,2019, 9:41am

    John Travolta in the dark.

    Now this is good.

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  • louie_kc
    2 points Mar 25,2019, 9:41am

    John Travolta in the dark.

    Now this is good.

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MRW I'm at the airport and TSA goes through my underwear suitcase

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  • Redd1t773
    2 points Mar 25,2019, 1:19pm

    Might want to put your gloves on...it’s a pocket pussy and I fucked it pretty good before I got here

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  • Redd1t773
    2 points Mar 25,2019, 1:19pm

    Might want to put your gloves on...it’s a pocket pussy and I fucked it pretty good before I got here

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MRW it's Monday before noon and I've already had to deal with more nonsense than in an average week

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MRW you wake up and see a foot of snow on the ground

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MFW someone makes yet another post where the only joke is calling Amy Schumer a pig/whale

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  • apexx1992
    -2 points Mar 24,2019, 7:58pm

    It's not a joke, it's the truth.

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  • apexx1992
    -2 points Mar 24,2019, 7:58pm

    It's not a joke, it's the truth.

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When my nieces use a slang word I've never heard

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  • various_extinctions
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 5:48pm

    From Babylon 5, s01e18 -"A Voice in the Wilderness".

  • aysurcouf
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 5:48pm

    Is that the guy from ancient aliens?

  • sonofabutch
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 6:25pm

    That’s so Gucci

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  • various_extinctions
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 5:48pm

    From Babylon 5, s01e18 -"A Voice in the Wilderness".

  • aysurcouf
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 5:48pm

    Is that the guy from ancient aliens?

  • sonofabutch
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 6:25pm

    That’s so Gucci

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MRW my 4th year college-level course requires a class “field-trip” to the library to learn about sources...again

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  • toomanynamesaretook
    771 points Mar 24,2019, 3:35am

    Why don't you just not go? Or do you get marked for attendance?

  • GameboyPATH
    393 points Mar 24,2019, 4:08am

    When my fourth lower-division course talks about the difference between a dependent and independent variable...

  • grlonfire93
    249 points Mar 24,2019, 4:57am

    Had a college professor that made it mandatory that before you turned in your essay you had to go to the tutoring center or go to the online tutor and take a picture of your timestamp for the session and then e-mail the picture to her before you turned your assignment in. So essentially you are just wasting some poor tutors time for about 45 minutes.. if you don't actually need help.

  • Iq_pink
    186 points Mar 24,2019, 5:38am

    Speaking as a librarian, we just get super lonely and it’s nice when people come and acknowledge our existence.

  • hermenaut
    140 points Mar 24,2019, 5:39am

    If you are already familiar with the material, ask smart questions. As a librarian, I know a lot about research that could probably help you be a better scholar.

  • EEuroman
    26 points Mar 24,2019, 4:44am

    Ôk, context please. Is this a thing? What do you even do there?

  • theprettychillguy
    19 points Mar 24,2019, 7:20am

    It’s funny because with each passing year it’s like they expect me to all of a sudden not want to do the minimal amount of online research on Google Scholar.

  • theHoundLivessss
    14 points Mar 24,2019, 8:49am

    Had this happen in the final semester of my masters, in an accelerated course. Could not believe my eyes. We literally already only had a week to complete the course and they spent an entire morning showing us how to use the research database. In the final semester. Of a masters. Unis can be fucking stupid sometimes.

  • Chazwozel
    11 points Mar 24,2019, 8:28am

    You'd be surprised how bad plagiarism in college gets.

    Source: used to teach as an adjunct.

  • jrl5432
    12 points Mar 24,2019, 9:12am

    Or someone was caught plagiarizing and now the whole class has to suffer. College equivalent of sexual harassment seminars.

  • arabis
    38 points Mar 24,2019, 8:00am

    Speaking as a professor at a mid-sized R1 university: you almost certainly need it, even if you think you don’t.

  • PKMNTrainerFuckMe
    15 points Mar 24,2019, 8:11am

    If you check out the comments, a bunch of people express sympathy for OP, while everybody who works in a library or is a professor (including me - I am studying to be a librarian) is like, “you’re doing it because most of your classmates probably need this shit and even if you think you don’t, you could still probably learn something new.”

  • JourneyTo1000lbs
    8 points Mar 24,2019, 6:33am

    I remember in my first year of university, I had no idea about citation methods beyond the very basic stuff you learn(ed) in my province's (Ontario) high school in the early-2000s. So I got really shitty grades. That's when I buckled down and learned as many methods possible. There were also citation generators which made the entire process really straightforward.

    But by the end of university it had all changed. If I remember correctly most students in my program were required to take a class on research and citation at the university of Toronto. This was emphasized in an elective course I took to graduate. It was open to everyone. Watching first year students groan about having to take a course that I would have paid for to ensure that I didn't stay a semester longer than I should have made me really sad.

    That professor has seen some shitty papers in his life from students who have no idea what is or how to cite.

  • RadiantKat
    5 points Mar 24,2019, 9:25am

    Took a writing 101 class first semester. Took writing 201 next semester because they were requirements. Both classes were the exact same. I learned the same things twice

  • NorwegianWood28
    5 points Mar 24,2019, 10:29am

    I still don’t understand when and where you have to include a citation. By the way they explained it, I feel like you would have to have 100 citations in each page.

  • the_mighty_moon_worm
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 8:37am

    I had two in undergrad, and a total of four in my master's program.

    Spoiler for anyone going to grad school for education: it's all busy work. I'm almost done and I've gained about a semester and a half worth of knowledge and skill. The rest has just been canned answers and papers that don't matter.

  • KamikazeButterflies
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 11:25am

    I worked in a college library, and I can’t tell you how many goddamned students came in at the end of the year and didn’t know how to find shit. Like, not even the first step with a computer search. I’d understand if they couldn’t navigate the stacks, but noooo, it’s way worse.

    A real interaction:Student: “I need a book on owls.”Me: “any specific kind? What’s the research on?”Student: “... just owls.”Me: facepalm

    This student was a 4th year senior.

  • mandy009
    14 points Mar 24,2019, 4:04am

    Look at it as a networking opportunity. College librarians know the researchers who do that extra rare research, that unique bit of information that only one or two experts in the world know. The librarians are like the literary socialite of the academic world. They know of citations and catalogs that few others even know exist.

  • TheGreenBastards
    9 points Mar 24,2019, 7:36am

    As a teacher, trust me - even you who roll your eyes can learn something new about citation and/or sources.

    A (claiming to be) librarian commented in here about learning from them, and that's a fantastic idea. MLA changes constantly. First time I switched to APA in grad school blew my mind. And that's only two of them.

    TL;DR You can always learn something knew from an expert.

  • aadharshbalak
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 6:33am

    Where is this GIF from, it's hilarious.

  • jmstol
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 9:13am

    Considering the relative percentage of the population that could use instruction on “sources”, I find this to be a great use of a class period. Also, there’s a lot that a library provides in terms of resources that people aren’t familiar with including databases that you would otherwise have to pay for to have access.

  • mrdoktorprofessor
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 9:40am

    Students that plagiarize and don't know how to cite sources in year 4 are the reason for this, at least for me.

    This actually makes me want to start sending grad students too.

  • grobend
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 10:10am

    YOU CANT FIND ANY INFORMATION ON GOOGLE EVER, DON'T EVEN TRY! YOU HAVE TO USE EBSCOHOST!!!!!

    /s (although tbf Ebscohost and those other database were really useful)

  • AthenianWaters
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 11:03am

    I teach grad students and I have to get a special meeting with the librarian every single semester. If I didn’t a quarter of the class would fail. Sorry, we have to do this.

  • yunohavefunnynames
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 11:06am

    You complain, but I’m a TA at a grad school and people still don’t know how to use sources here. It’s embarrassing

  • NoShameInternets
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 11:32am

    I transferred in to my college so I missed the freshmen level “here’s how to find and cite sources” course... communications 100 or something. Turns out it was required to graduate and nobody told me, so I was forced to take it the summer after my senior year, during a trip I had planned across Europe.

    So there’s me, paying for hours once or twice a week in an Internet cafe, writing bullshit papers using a variety of different newspaper, book, etc. sources. And we had a forum discussion requirement too, where I had to be active on the course forums.

    I finally emailed my professor and told him I was a super-senior, traveling Europe, and well past needing his course. He told me to write a 5-pager in whatever I wanted, use 10 different sources, and he’d pass me for the year. He was incredibly understanding.

  • stupidrobots
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 12:25pm

    I feel like English classes were basically repeated with different reading material from 6th grade through college honestly

  • Maligned-Instrument
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 9:31am

    "Mandatory attendance" always rubbed me the wrong way. Yes, participation is important, but some courses are bullshit so if my tuition check cleared and I'm turning in assignments and passing the class, I'll decide if I need to be there or not.

  • jaysus661
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 5:01am

    I'd assume that your department's just wasting money to justify their budget

  • rinzler83
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 6:59am

    You say again which means you've done it, but there are probably people in your class who have never been to the library and somehow got to their 4th year of university. It's ok for people to learn new shit even though they should've learned this particular thing as a child /teen.

  • mooncricket9
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 7:58am

    Learning the scientific method for the 46th time

  • canniboss1
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:50am

    Probably just wanted to show you what a book is.

  • creedisagoodband
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:51am

    I'm a graduate assistant, I teach a non-majors Biology lab. The lesson was about the senses last week. It was embarrassing.

  • ambassadorix
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 9:01am

    Oh it's the same reaction I get grading annotated bibliographies after sending my class to the library after the 4th time.

  • DJHeartyMeatMan
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 9:15am

    This is how I felt about the water cycle in all of elementary and middle school.

  • beard_lover
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:04am

    Inevitably it’s taught by the librarian who’s about to retire and it just as sick of teaching about Boolean searches as you are hearing it.

  • Areaequalsrsquared
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:08am
  • cocoaButterCoder
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:27am

    WHY IS THIS A COMMON‽

  • juzz85
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:49am

    Still my favourite gif.

  • imtheonlybran
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 11:05am

    And you still cite Wikipedia

  • XxFezzgigxX
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 11:11am

    Thank the stars for online classes. I did about 95% of my classes online.

    Though, at the time, online courses were pretty new so I had several instructors insist we show up at the campus for various reasons. I had to remind them I was in another state.

  • Theproperorder
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 11:37am

    If you lazy students learned to use sources we wouldn't need to take you there all the time

  • trill_tortoise
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:03pm

    Like every course I’ve had so far has done one of those I just haven’t gone yet

  • TheHardenedD
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:09pm

    This a been a sobering realization that the end of high school does not mean the end of “library source talks” for me

  • sonny68
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:10pm

    You know it I know it everybody knows it.

  • XieLingyun
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:24pm

    Don't even start dude, I did that shit during a PhD course.

  • pwbue
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:42pm

    Damn, those were good prosthetics

  • CynicalProfessor
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:46pm

    Well, it’s surprising that some students go a four years without ever going to the library. This isn’t new.

  • SheZowRaisedByWolves
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:48pm

    Me when my college requires people to take an online introduction course to taking online classes anytime we sign up for one.

  • z3anon
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:04pm

    When my Senior Project class has us do essays and presentations solely on ethics in the midst of us trying to make our project.

  • ReneG8
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:11pm

    Yeah I am doing a second masters degree atm (don't ask, it pays off). We are in this class (all like 30- 40 year old on their second college term) and this Teachers Assistant teaches us about properly sourcing and how to quote and all. We all had a Masters Degree there, she was on her Bachelors.

    Nothing against her. She was nice and knew the situation, tried to make the best out of it. He had to be there, mandatory attendance.

    Talk about useless timewaste.

  • katehriz
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:19pm

    profs reaction when students in their 4th year still can't format a bibliography and use terrible sources for their ill-formed arguments

  • nanythemummy
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:24pm

    Maybe if people in fourth year weren’t still plagiarizing stuff, or didn’t use the first five google results as their bibliography, the prof/TA wouldn’t think it was necessary.

    Honestly, I’m a TA, and we make the charitable assumption that students plagiarize things because they don’t know how to cite. It is best for you that we educate you on it on the chance that you don’t know. Also, you can’t then show up in our office upset that you earned an F and a note to the Dean saying “I didn’t know that quoting without quotes was plagiarism!”

    Similarly, we assume students use Wikipedia for research papers and the first five google results not because they are lazy, apathetic or dumb, but because they don’t know how to access real scholarly sources. We make you go to the library training so you know how to find sources, but also so you can’t show up in our office requesting to rewrite your C- paper because you didn’t know.

  • jccalhoun
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:40pm

    Maybe if my student's sources didn't consist solely of the first results on google for their topic then I wouldn't tell them about using academic sources as much... I mean at least click the books link on google for fucks sake.

  • msmomona
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:55pm

    Speaking as an instructor, most undergrads (even the upperlevels) don't know how to use/find academic sources to begin with.

  • michellelabelle
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:00pm

    some of y'all motherfuckers still need it

    --your professor

  • wonkarific
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:00pm

    4th year college? How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, Old Man?

  • mister_macaroni
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:14pm

    College seems so weird, it's literally like high school in Europe.

  • Atlas_Man
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:17pm

    When teachers plan tests on the last day before break and say “Don’t plan on missing that day, you need to be here” even though you’ve had a vacation that day lined up for months

  • thebetterpolitician
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:29pm

    Sounds like you go to one of those “colleges” that aren’t really one. Go to an actual one and they don’t even teach you that, they have group projects so the professor can hit on the 18yr olds and not give a single lecture.

  • umjammerlammy
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 3:07pm
  • TheNitroBlade
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 3:15pm

    Did it happen to be the library of Congress by any chance?

  • ButtsexEurope
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:02pm

    You’d be surprised at how many college students still don’t know what’s a valid source. Where’s that post about the Facebook mom who was trying to find antivaxx scholarly sources?

  • TechniChara
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:03pm

    These are "filler" lessons, and it's a consequence of uniform requirements for minimum length of a single class, minimum number of days per week, for the period of a semester, in order for the professor to earn certain pay or other benefits. A lot like your scholarship requirements to be enrolled in a certain number of hours.

  • noodlepartipoodle
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:05pm

    As someone who teaches fourth-year students at university, you would be AMAZED at how many students still don't know how to cite or reference sources. It's infuriating.

  • petersib
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:23pm

    honestly if you have made it to college you should understand how a library works

  • NeuroPsychGuy627
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:41pm

    They have done it 2 times out of 2 years in graduate school also...it never ends!

  • luluzulu85
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:43pm

    Shout out to the teachers who make sure you know how to do important shit before you graduate and don’t assume you already know it.

  • antsugi
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 5:36pm

    As a math major, what are sources? Is that like having someone else do the proof for you?

  • goddamnhivemind
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 5:57pm

    Because no matter how much college you've had, the vast majority of 22 year olds are inept.

  • bear_knuckle
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:19am

    Correctly finding and crediting sources is important, otherwise you'll just make shit up like trump

  • solarpoweredjess
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:22am

    Having worked at a college library during my undergrad, there’s a ridiculous amount of college seniors who have never checked a library book out or even used the research sources we provided. It was sad.

  • Stonn
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 7:58am

    What do you study that you use physical books as sources?

  • davidt003
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 11:22am

    Me: ( plagiarizes again anyways)

  • ucim4jc
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 11:24am

    All these comments about suffering and punishment. It's insane that there are still places in the world that make you go through this. But I want to tell you all, just hold on! You can make it. Life won't always be this hard. Just remember there are millions of women and children every year that are trafficked for sex, and there some people that went to school this year and watched some of their friends gunned down, but they still keep going. So I know you can figure out some way through this! Thoughts and prayers!

  • Fabermetrics
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 11:27am

    Drop it. Not a real college at that point

  • jeezumsWTF
    -1 points Mar 24,2019, 9:03am

    A d yet you pay all that money for what reason?

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  • toomanynamesaretook
    771 points Mar 24,2019, 3:35am

    Why don't you just not go? Or do you get marked for attendance?

  • GameboyPATH
    393 points Mar 24,2019, 4:08am

    When my fourth lower-division course talks about the difference between a dependent and independent variable...

  • grlonfire93
    249 points Mar 24,2019, 4:57am

    Had a college professor that made it mandatory that before you turned in your essay you had to go to the tutoring center or go to the online tutor and take a picture of your timestamp for the session and then e-mail the picture to her before you turned your assignment in. So essentially you are just wasting some poor tutors time for about 45 minutes.. if you don't actually need help.

  • GoldSourPatchKid
    64 points Mar 24,2019, 7:55am

    Librarian: Ok, let’s look up some examples. Someone give me a topic.

    Visiting Class:

    Librarian: Ok, someone just speak up and give me a topic to enter.

    Class:

  • Iq_pink
    186 points Mar 24,2019, 5:38am

    Speaking as a librarian, we just get super lonely and it’s nice when people come and acknowledge our existence.

  • hermenaut
    140 points Mar 24,2019, 5:39am

    If you are already familiar with the material, ask smart questions. As a librarian, I know a lot about research that could probably help you be a better scholar.

  • EEuroman
    26 points Mar 24,2019, 4:44am

    Ôk, context please. Is this a thing? What do you even do there?

  • theprettychillguy
    19 points Mar 24,2019, 7:20am

    It’s funny because with each passing year it’s like they expect me to all of a sudden not want to do the minimal amount of online research on Google Scholar.

  • theHoundLivessss
    14 points Mar 24,2019, 8:49am

    Had this happen in the final semester of my masters, in an accelerated course. Could not believe my eyes. We literally already only had a week to complete the course and they spent an entire morning showing us how to use the research database. In the final semester. Of a masters. Unis can be fucking stupid sometimes.

  • Chazwozel
    11 points Mar 24,2019, 8:28am

    You'd be surprised how bad plagiarism in college gets.

    Source: used to teach as an adjunct.

  • jrl5432
    12 points Mar 24,2019, 9:12am

    Or someone was caught plagiarizing and now the whole class has to suffer. College equivalent of sexual harassment seminars.

  • arabis
    38 points Mar 24,2019, 8:00am

    Speaking as a professor at a mid-sized R1 university: you almost certainly need it, even if you think you don’t.

  • PKMNTrainerFuckMe
    15 points Mar 24,2019, 8:11am

    If you check out the comments, a bunch of people express sympathy for OP, while everybody who works in a library or is a professor (including me - I am studying to be a librarian) is like, “you’re doing it because most of your classmates probably need this shit and even if you think you don’t, you could still probably learn something new.”

  • JourneyTo1000lbs
    8 points Mar 24,2019, 6:33am

    I remember in my first year of university, I had no idea about citation methods beyond the very basic stuff you learn(ed) in my province's (Ontario) high school in the early-2000s. So I got really shitty grades. That's when I buckled down and learned as many methods possible. There were also citation generators which made the entire process really straightforward.

    But by the end of university it had all changed. If I remember correctly most students in my program were required to take a class on research and citation at the university of Toronto. This was emphasized in an elective course I took to graduate. It was open to everyone. Watching first year students groan about having to take a course that I would have paid for to ensure that I didn't stay a semester longer than I should have made me really sad.

    That professor has seen some shitty papers in his life from students who have no idea what is or how to cite.

  • RadiantKat
    5 points Mar 24,2019, 9:25am

    Took a writing 101 class first semester. Took writing 201 next semester because they were requirements. Both classes were the exact same. I learned the same things twice

  • NorwegianWood28
    5 points Mar 24,2019, 10:29am

    I still don’t understand when and where you have to include a citation. By the way they explained it, I feel like you would have to have 100 citations in each page.

  • the_mighty_moon_worm
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 8:37am

    I had two in undergrad, and a total of four in my master's program.

    Spoiler for anyone going to grad school for education: it's all busy work. I'm almost done and I've gained about a semester and a half worth of knowledge and skill. The rest has just been canned answers and papers that don't matter.

  • KamikazeButterflies
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 11:25am

    I worked in a college library, and I can’t tell you how many goddamned students came in at the end of the year and didn’t know how to find shit. Like, not even the first step with a computer search. I’d understand if they couldn’t navigate the stacks, but noooo, it’s way worse.

    A real interaction:Student: “I need a book on owls.”Me: “any specific kind? What’s the research on?”Student: “... just owls.”Me: facepalm

    This student was a 4th year senior.

  • mandy009
    14 points Mar 24,2019, 4:04am

    Look at it as a networking opportunity. College librarians know the researchers who do that extra rare research, that unique bit of information that only one or two experts in the world know. The librarians are like the literary socialite of the academic world. They know of citations and catalogs that few others even know exist.

  • TheGreenBastards
    9 points Mar 24,2019, 7:36am

    As a teacher, trust me - even you who roll your eyes can learn something new about citation and/or sources.

    A (claiming to be) librarian commented in here about learning from them, and that's a fantastic idea. MLA changes constantly. First time I switched to APA in grad school blew my mind. And that's only two of them.

    TL;DR You can always learn something knew from an expert.

  • aadharshbalak
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 6:33am

    Where is this GIF from, it's hilarious.

  • jmstol
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 9:13am

    Considering the relative percentage of the population that could use instruction on “sources”, I find this to be a great use of a class period. Also, there’s a lot that a library provides in terms of resources that people aren’t familiar with including databases that you would otherwise have to pay for to have access.

  • mrdoktorprofessor
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 9:40am

    Students that plagiarize and don't know how to cite sources in year 4 are the reason for this, at least for me.

    This actually makes me want to start sending grad students too.

  • grobend
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 10:10am

    YOU CANT FIND ANY INFORMATION ON GOOGLE EVER, DON'T EVEN TRY! YOU HAVE TO USE EBSCOHOST!!!!!

    /s (although tbf Ebscohost and those other database were really useful)

  • AthenianWaters
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 11:03am

    I teach grad students and I have to get a special meeting with the librarian every single semester. If I didn’t a quarter of the class would fail. Sorry, we have to do this.

  • yunohavefunnynames
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 11:06am

    You complain, but I’m a TA at a grad school and people still don’t know how to use sources here. It’s embarrassing

  • NoShameInternets
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 11:32am

    I transferred in to my college so I missed the freshmen level “here’s how to find and cite sources” course... communications 100 or something. Turns out it was required to graduate and nobody told me, so I was forced to take it the summer after my senior year, during a trip I had planned across Europe.

    So there’s me, paying for hours once or twice a week in an Internet cafe, writing bullshit papers using a variety of different newspaper, book, etc. sources. And we had a forum discussion requirement too, where I had to be active on the course forums.

    I finally emailed my professor and told him I was a super-senior, traveling Europe, and well past needing his course. He told me to write a 5-pager in whatever I wanted, use 10 different sources, and he’d pass me for the year. He was incredibly understanding.

  • stupidrobots
    2 points Mar 24,2019, 12:25pm

    I feel like English classes were basically repeated with different reading material from 6th grade through college honestly

  • Maligned-Instrument
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 9:31am

    "Mandatory attendance" always rubbed me the wrong way. Yes, participation is important, but some courses are bullshit so if my tuition check cleared and I'm turning in assignments and passing the class, I'll decide if I need to be there or not.

  • jaysus661
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 5:01am

    I'd assume that your department's just wasting money to justify their budget

  • rinzler83
    3 points Mar 24,2019, 6:59am

    You say again which means you've done it, but there are probably people in your class who have never been to the library and somehow got to their 4th year of university. It's ok for people to learn new shit even though they should've learned this particular thing as a child /teen.

  • mooncricket9
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 7:58am

    Learning the scientific method for the 46th time

  • canniboss1
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:50am

    Probably just wanted to show you what a book is.

  • creedisagoodband
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:51am

    I'm a graduate assistant, I teach a non-majors Biology lab. The lesson was about the senses last week. It was embarrassing.

  • ambassadorix
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 9:01am

    Oh it's the same reaction I get grading annotated bibliographies after sending my class to the library after the 4th time.

  • DJHeartyMeatMan
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 9:15am

    This is how I felt about the water cycle in all of elementary and middle school.

  • beard_lover
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:04am

    Inevitably it’s taught by the librarian who’s about to retire and it just as sick of teaching about Boolean searches as you are hearing it.

  • Areaequalsrsquared
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:08am
  • cocoaButterCoder
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:27am

    WHY IS THIS A COMMON‽

  • juzz85
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:49am

    Still my favourite gif.

  • imtheonlybran
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 11:05am

    And you still cite Wikipedia

  • XxFezzgigxX
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 11:11am

    Thank the stars for online classes. I did about 95% of my classes online.

    Though, at the time, online courses were pretty new so I had several instructors insist we show up at the campus for various reasons. I had to remind them I was in another state.

  • Theproperorder
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 11:37am

    If you lazy students learned to use sources we wouldn't need to take you there all the time

  • trill_tortoise
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:03pm

    Like every course I’ve had so far has done one of those I just haven’t gone yet

  • TheHardenedD
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:09pm

    This a been a sobering realization that the end of high school does not mean the end of “library source talks” for me

  • sonny68
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:10pm

    You know it I know it everybody knows it.

  • XieLingyun
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:24pm

    Don't even start dude, I did that shit during a PhD course.

  • pwbue
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:42pm

    Damn, those were good prosthetics

  • CynicalProfessor
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:46pm

    Well, it’s surprising that some students go a four years without ever going to the library. This isn’t new.

  • SheZowRaisedByWolves
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 12:48pm

    Me when my college requires people to take an online introduction course to taking online classes anytime we sign up for one.

  • z3anon
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:04pm

    When my Senior Project class has us do essays and presentations solely on ethics in the midst of us trying to make our project.

  • ReneG8
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:11pm

    Yeah I am doing a second masters degree atm (don't ask, it pays off). We are in this class (all like 30- 40 year old on their second college term) and this Teachers Assistant teaches us about properly sourcing and how to quote and all. We all had a Masters Degree there, she was on her Bachelors.

    Nothing against her. She was nice and knew the situation, tried to make the best out of it. He had to be there, mandatory attendance.

    Talk about useless timewaste.

  • katehriz
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:19pm

    profs reaction when students in their 4th year still can't format a bibliography and use terrible sources for their ill-formed arguments

  • nanythemummy
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:24pm

    Maybe if people in fourth year weren’t still plagiarizing stuff, or didn’t use the first five google results as their bibliography, the prof/TA wouldn’t think it was necessary.

    Honestly, I’m a TA, and we make the charitable assumption that students plagiarize things because they don’t know how to cite. It is best for you that we educate you on it on the chance that you don’t know. Also, you can’t then show up in our office upset that you earned an F and a note to the Dean saying “I didn’t know that quoting without quotes was plagiarism!”

    Similarly, we assume students use Wikipedia for research papers and the first five google results not because they are lazy, apathetic or dumb, but because they don’t know how to access real scholarly sources. We make you go to the library training so you know how to find sources, but also so you can’t show up in our office requesting to rewrite your C- paper because you didn’t know.

  • jccalhoun
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:40pm

    Maybe if my student's sources didn't consist solely of the first results on google for their topic then I wouldn't tell them about using academic sources as much... I mean at least click the books link on google for fucks sake.

  • msmomona
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 1:55pm

    Speaking as an instructor, most undergrads (even the upperlevels) don't know how to use/find academic sources to begin with.

  • michellelabelle
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:00pm

    some of y'all motherfuckers still need it

    --your professor

  • wonkarific
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:00pm

    4th year college? How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, Old Man?

  • mister_macaroni
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:14pm

    College seems so weird, it's literally like high school in Europe.

  • Atlas_Man
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:17pm

    When teachers plan tests on the last day before break and say “Don’t plan on missing that day, you need to be here” even though you’ve had a vacation that day lined up for months

  • thebetterpolitician
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 2:29pm

    Sounds like you go to one of those “colleges” that aren’t really one. Go to an actual one and they don’t even teach you that, they have group projects so the professor can hit on the 18yr olds and not give a single lecture.

  • umjammerlammy
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 3:07pm
  • TheNitroBlade
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 3:15pm

    Did it happen to be the library of Congress by any chance?

  • ButtsexEurope
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:02pm

    You’d be surprised at how many college students still don’t know what’s a valid source. Where’s that post about the Facebook mom who was trying to find antivaxx scholarly sources?

  • TechniChara
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:03pm

    These are "filler" lessons, and it's a consequence of uniform requirements for minimum length of a single class, minimum number of days per week, for the period of a semester, in order for the professor to earn certain pay or other benefits. A lot like your scholarship requirements to be enrolled in a certain number of hours.

  • noodlepartipoodle
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:05pm

    As someone who teaches fourth-year students at university, you would be AMAZED at how many students still don't know how to cite or reference sources. It's infuriating.

  • petersib
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:23pm

    honestly if you have made it to college you should understand how a library works

  • NeuroPsychGuy627
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:41pm

    They have done it 2 times out of 2 years in graduate school also...it never ends!

  • luluzulu85
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 4:43pm

    Shout out to the teachers who make sure you know how to do important shit before you graduate and don’t assume you already know it.

  • antsugi
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 5:36pm

    As a math major, what are sources? Is that like having someone else do the proof for you?

  • goddamnhivemind
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 5:57pm

    Because no matter how much college you've had, the vast majority of 22 year olds are inept.

  • bear_knuckle
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:19am

    Correctly finding and crediting sources is important, otherwise you'll just make shit up like trump

  • solarpoweredjess
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 10:22am

    Having worked at a college library during my undergrad, there’s a ridiculous amount of college seniors who have never checked a library book out or even used the research sources we provided. It was sad.

  • Stonn
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 7:58am

    What do you study that you use physical books as sources?

  • davidt003
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 11:22am

    Me: ( plagiarizes again anyways)

  • ucim4jc
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 11:24am

    All these comments about suffering and punishment. It's insane that there are still places in the world that make you go through this. But I want to tell you all, just hold on! You can make it. Life won't always be this hard. Just remember there are millions of women and children every year that are trafficked for sex, and there some people that went to school this year and watched some of their friends gunned down, but they still keep going. So I know you can figure out some way through this! Thoughts and prayers!

  • Fabermetrics
    0 points Mar 24,2019, 11:27am

    Drop it. Not a real college at that point

  • jeezumsWTF
    -1 points Mar 24,2019, 9:03am

    A d yet you pay all that money for what reason?

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MRW I join my friend's softball league to be active and realize I have to be social and meet new people

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COMMENTS

  • GypsySpit
    97 points Mar 24,2019, 6:12pm
  • deranged_hermit2
    18 points Mar 24,2019, 7:11pm

    The league I play in allows alcohol consumption. This makes the social thing much easier as 3 beer me forgets how much we hate the general public

  • le_boaty_mcboatface
    26 points Mar 24,2019, 5:59pm

    Its better than some club where you actually have to come up with a conversation and shit. With softball you can just focus on the game

  • broken-bells
    4 points Mar 24,2019, 7:12pm

    If you don’t want to be social, you could just cheer and yell stuff like « eyes on the ball! », « make them regret they were ever born! » or « shut up and pitch! ». Or just fill your mouth with sunflower seeds so you can’t talk.

  • OldeHickory
    11 points Mar 24,2019, 5:26pm

    If you aren’t doing anything active at all softball is better than nothing but you won’t really get a workout from it

  • SombraRanma
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 7:22pm

    Why can't I save these gifs on this phone 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Radgeta
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:08pm

    I joined my friend's softball team and realized I would have to run after being sedentary for years.

    Turns out my moobs jiggle when I run now.

  • SpacemanSpiff23
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:12pm

    Try disc golf. You can play with alone, or play in a a group or join a club. Since so many people play alone to get a fast round in before or after work, you don't feel weird.

  • WTK55
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:13pm

    Break a leg as soon as possible. Its the only way OP.

COMMENTS

  • GypsySpit
    97 points Mar 24,2019, 6:12pm
  • deranged_hermit2
    18 points Mar 24,2019, 7:11pm

    The league I play in allows alcohol consumption. This makes the social thing much easier as 3 beer me forgets how much we hate the general public

  • le_boaty_mcboatface
    26 points Mar 24,2019, 5:59pm

    Its better than some club where you actually have to come up with a conversation and shit. With softball you can just focus on the game

  • mrphilipjoel
    29 points Mar 24,2019, 3:43pm

    Wow. This looks just like the girl from the last episode of the Orville.

  • broken-bells
    4 points Mar 24,2019, 7:12pm

    If you don’t want to be social, you could just cheer and yell stuff like « eyes on the ball! », « make them regret they were ever born! » or « shut up and pitch! ». Or just fill your mouth with sunflower seeds so you can’t talk.

  • OldeHickory
    11 points Mar 24,2019, 5:26pm

    If you aren’t doing anything active at all softball is better than nothing but you won’t really get a workout from it

  • SombraRanma
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 7:22pm

    Why can't I save these gifs on this phone 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Radgeta
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:08pm

    I joined my friend's softball team and realized I would have to run after being sedentary for years.

    Turns out my moobs jiggle when I run now.

  • SpacemanSpiff23
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:12pm

    Try disc golf. You can play with alone, or play in a a group or join a club. Since so many people play alone to get a fast round in before or after work, you don't feel weird.

  • WTK55
    1 points Mar 24,2019, 8:13pm

    Break a leg as soon as possible. Its the only way OP.