frenchpony (frenchpony) wrote,

  • Music:

Done As I Need To Be

On Thursday, I did my conference-style presentation for the "Capital, Class, and Music Matters" seminar. The paper for this is not due until the end of next quarter, and the professor said he'd be sending out comments on our presentations to help us with the papers. Given the upcoming holidays and the fact that he has family roaring into town, I don't think he'll be getting to those comments for a while. Since I'd written eight pages of paper before condensing that into the first part of the presentation, and since the second part of the presentation consists of copy that can go into a paper draft, I think I'm in good shape there.

On Friday, I took my jazz exam. (The same one that WF, MZ and I were studying for in the emergency room on Monday night -- believe it or not, that study session really helped me.) Two hours, and the professor for that class wanted us to write the two hour-long essays by hand. I feel really Old Skool, but I also understand with a much deeper understanding why the GMS lobbied to have Comps done on computer.

Today, I finished my Bartók paper. It's short, as the professor requested, though it's a topic that could certainly be expanded into a longer paper or a dissertation. But he was specifically looking for short -- that's why he assigned a 10 - 15 pager instead of the more seminar-length 20 - 25 pager. He came right out and said that he wasn't interested in reading 20 - 25 pages per student, especially because he had undergrad papers to deal with as well. So I gave him essentially the 12-page version of an argument that could be much longer. And there was much rejoicing.

All of which means that this quarter is basically Done.

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