Message from SamanthaM in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #homework-help

2018-04-15 19:20:29 UTC  

That's so weird, so for the y-intercept, they rejected 7.5 as the y-intercept? That's so weird because *they* give you the equation in decimal!

2018-04-15 19:21:36 UTC  

oh woops sorry that was the next problem

2018-04-15 19:22:06 UTC  

the one they flagged wrong was the coordinate points -4.8 and -0.375

2018-04-15 19:22:57 UTC  

they said those were incorrect and that the right answer was -24/5 and -3/8 which are the exact same numbers

2018-04-15 19:31:29 UTC  

@Warren H do you get points off for that? might want to bring it up with your professor in that case

2018-04-15 19:40:54 UTC  

Yes I did. I will for sure. If this was on a test and graded in that way I would have gotten the problem wrong

2018-04-20 03:18:33 UTC  

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2018-05-07 19:04:50 UTC  

Does anyone have any protips or suggestions on how to cultivate a better habit of doing homework/getting schoolwork done outside of class? All through normal school I was in the category of kids who didn't need to study and could get through homework during school hours without much difficulty, but now that I'm in college my grades are suffering because I don't have the habit/mindset of doing homework/studying outside of class. Anybody have experience with overcoming this?

2018-05-07 19:12:49 UTC  

@Gaius Mucius Scaevola Wake up early. 5:30-6. Go for a run. Then block 1-2 hours for homework. If it isn't done first thing, there won't be motivation left at the end of the day.

2018-05-07 19:13:24 UTC  

wake up, go for a run/exercise, breakfast, homework

2018-05-07 19:13:35 UTC  

I think I can do that to catch up on all the work i'm behind on this semester

2018-05-07 19:13:46 UTC  

I'm not really a classroom/lecture learner, I learn by doing which is why i went to trade school

2018-05-07 19:13:54 UTC  

all the lab/trade classes I do much better at

2018-05-07 19:14:00 UTC  

it's the classes with lectures and homework i struggle in

2018-05-09 00:52:31 UTC  

has anyone read "Nations and Nationalism" by Ernest Gellner

2018-05-09 00:55:32 UTC  

Not all of it, but some. @johnnyc

2018-05-09 00:55:42 UTC  


2018-05-09 00:55:56 UTC  

gotta do a book review on it

2018-05-09 00:57:22 UTC  

ive read a good amount but i dont have time to finish and was struggling to figure out what i should write

2018-05-09 01:01:30 UTC  

How about a defense or refutation of the main idea. Which, I believe, is something along the lines of 'nationalism is a bureaucratically enforced method of creating a homogeneous population through state or industry created organizations.'

2018-05-09 01:02:14 UTC  

Nationalism, as being in opposition to localism or tribalism.

2018-05-09 01:04:37 UTC  

Well, not exactly in opposition. As the 'group' becomes a larger entity, it becomes more difficult to maintain a truly homogeneous culture. Ergo, it becomes important for state-created organizations to synthesize naturally-formed local cultures to form a 'baseline median.'

2018-05-09 01:05:30 UTC  

It's like how 'Germany' is really a combination of more local groups from Prussia, Swabia, Bavaria, ect.

2018-05-09 01:07:02 UTC  

gotcha, yeah the main things in the paper are supposed to be identifying the main argument/s and evaluating its persuasiveness

2018-05-09 01:09:04 UTC  

i was having some trouble narrowing down what the actual main argument was

2018-05-09 01:09:42 UTC  

"nationalism is an inescapable consequence of modernity" i think is some of it

2018-05-09 01:12:00 UTC  

idk whether to write about that or maybe include his definition of nationalism as wellmaybe

2018-05-09 01:13:22 UTC  

Yes. That's exactly right. But it must be noted that he defines nationalism as to mean the combination of local groups to form a median. You should include both points because they support each other.

2018-05-09 01:14:11 UTC  

Because by 'modernity' he means the breakup of agricultural society in favor of industrialization.

2018-05-09 01:14:22 UTC  

One is just the outflow of the other.

2018-05-09 01:15:03 UTC  

okay nice that helps clear it up thank you!

2018-05-09 01:16:18 UTC  

Although, as a counter-argument, you could make the claim that it isn't *really* industrialization that is the main cause.

2018-05-09 01:16:53 UTC  

*cause of nationalism

2018-05-09 01:18:24 UTC  

true i was thinking that aswell

2018-05-09 01:18:53 UTC  

Interesting. What example are you going to use?

2018-05-09 01:19:28 UTC  

im not sure yet, kind of just gathering my thoughts and re-reading some parts right now

2018-05-09 01:20:01 UTC  

Ok! Good luck.

2018-05-09 01:20:40 UTC  

thank you!

2018-09-01 00:16:51 UTC  

Is anybody in here a Calculus wiz?

2018-09-01 03:42:33 UTC  

@GDoctor taught it for many years, I can probably help

2018-09-01 03:42:43 UTC  

What are you looking at?