Monday, November 23, 2009

Life at XL .

This post is a mail send to us by a XL proff right before the exams n its amazing
before I hit the sack!! :0)...------------------------------------------
Now that the term is coming to an end, and "submissions" are due, here are a few tips for writing the term-papers/ term-projects:
* Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well lighted place with your laptop on, with .doc and ‘google’ open in the browser.
* Read over the assignment carefully, to make certain you understand it.
* Walk down to the ‘Bishu ‘da and get some coffee (snacks too) to help you concentrate.
* Stop off at another floor on the way back and visit with your friend from class. If your friend hasn't started the paper yet either, you can both walk to ‘XL Dhaba’ and sit and discuss the assignment, to help you both prepare. If your friend shows you his paper on the laptop screen, either drop him, or ask him/her to mail you a copy.
* When you get back to your room, sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well lighted place with .doc and ‘google’ open.
* Read over the assignment again to make absolutely certain you understand it.
* Check your e-mail; reply to everyone who sent you mails.
* You know, you haven't written to that friend you were with in the fourth grade... You'd better write that mail now and get it out of the way, so you can concentrate.
* Go look at your teeth in the bathroom mirror.
* Go to Youtube, and listen to that song/ watch the video, which you always wanted to listen… and that's it, I mean it, as soon as it's over you are going to start that paper.
* Listen to/ watch the other link.
* Check your e-mail again.
* Rearrange all of your MP3s in order neatly in different folders by singers, genre, albums, etc.
* Message your friend (on yahoo messenger/ Gtalk) on the other floor and ask if s/he's started writing yet. Exchange derogatory remarks about the faculty, the course, the institute, the world at large…
* Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well lighted place with .doc and ‘google’ open.
* Read over the assignment again; roll the words across your tongue; savor its special flavor.
* Check your e-mail/message-box to make sure no one sent you any urgent messages since the last time you checked.
* Log on to FaceBook (if you are not already there), and check the latest post/ status message posted by your friends. Make sure that you click at least two “likes”, and comment on 3 posts/status-messages. [NOTE: When you have a term-paper/project due in less than 12 hours, anything on FaceBook is truly worthwhile]
* Open to your video folder (or Flix site), and watch the episode of “Friends”, which you liked so much
* Put this video on ‘share’/DC++
* Message/ Gtalk your friend on the third floor to find out, if s/he was watching the upload. Discuss the finer points of the plot.
* Go look at your tongue in the bathroom mirror.
* Open your “My Picture” folder and look through your old pictures from school days/ childhood/ last term/ that lovely last visit to Timbaktoo… Arrange and annotate all pictures.
* Go back to FaceBook, and put a status message like “life sucks” or “I want to go back home” or “waiting for end-terms to be over”… or something like that…
* Sit down and do some serious thinking about your plans for the future… companies you should apply for during the campus placement – or negotiating the summer internship project with the company (as the case may be)
* Open your door and check to see if there are any mysterious, trench-coated strangers lurking in the corridor.
* Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well lighted place with your laptop on, with .doc and ‘google’ open.
* Read over the assignment one more time, just for the hell of it.
* Check again your e-mail/ FaceBook Page/ Orkut…
* Go to your hostel-room window and watch the sunrise.
* Lie face down on the floor and moan/ curse your fate (or universe/ faculty/ course/….) … banish thoughts about how you landed in this soup…
* Read a FaceBook post/ mail entitled: “How to Write a Term Paper/Project”
* Leap up and key-in the paper…. And mail it to the concerned Prof
* Hit the sack… finally!!
* Dream of “s/he galloped onto the horizon, and hit the reality!!”mail send by XL proff to us ......amazing :)

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