Re: Obscure languages
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <boud@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 30, 2001, 18:46|
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On Sunday 30 September 2001 18:59, Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
I'm tempted to be facetious and say, whatever subject interests you. :-)
> I was going to add, if you feel uncomfortable doing this by yourself and
> your parents are amenable, you *could* enlist one of them to write part of
> the letter on your behalf. Some enterprising mom of an 8-year-old in the
> Ithaca area emailed Cornell University to ask if there were any geology
> profs willing to have him come in sometime and get his rock collection
> identified. Lo and behold, there was indeed a geology prof tickled enough
> by the idea to be willing to do so. :-) 'Sides, God knows my profs were
> generally delighted to have any student show interest in what they were
> doing. I once got an East & West warfare syllabus off a history prof who
> wasn't teaching the course that year (it's being taught this fall, when I'
> m elsewhere--aiee!) by querying him. I still have that syllabus, and he
> wrote me notes on all the books listed. Really nice of him, and someday I'
> ll have a bunch of interesting references to check out. So give it a
> shot--I bet someone will be happy to taslk to you.
Yes, my point exactly. As long as you don't appear to be trying to get
a free college paper out of a prof ('could you please tell me in no more
than 20 pages everything about English?'), they will be really delighted
that someone shows real interest in their subject.
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.valdyas.org
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