|By Snissn (Snissn) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 10:50 pm: Edit|
post your opinions on the topic here
|By Nealyac (Nealyac) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 10:54 pm: Edit|
what was the topic again?
|By Jason817 (Jason817) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 10:54 pm: Edit|
I dont think many people have seen the topic yet
|By Amian (Amian) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 02:27 pm: Edit|
I forget the exact prompt but it was something like, "Something that people overestimate is _______"
|By Imeleet (Imeleet) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 06:36 pm: Edit|
I used physical health. Some people take it to the extreme and it becomes an obsession. Is it alright if I only had one example?
|By Imeleet (Imeleet) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 06:51 pm: Edit|
|By Congresssenator (Congresssenator) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 07:07 pm: Edit|
I used power. I realized 15 minutes in that I did what everyone else did and wrote on "underestimation"-- I originally used history for that.
But wow, I'm really happy I churned out the full 2 pages with 2 paragraphs of analysis-- using Kurtz from Heart of Darkness and Julius Caesar being victims of power.
|By Bnp182 (Bnp182) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 07:13 pm: Edit|
I wrote about people overestimate the value of material goods. Talked about Siddhartha, my previous obsession with nice clothes, and Grendel and the materialistic dragon. I too, started with underestimation of freedom, it was a great essay...until I had to erase it all. Oh well. I somehow finished both the pages on materialism. Too tell you the truth, I was scared when I saw the topic was overestimation, not underestimation, about 10 minutes in!
|By Futureal (Futureal) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 07:16 pm: Edit|
wow it seems like the prompt confused a lot of people today
|By Curious42886 (Curious42886) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 07:32 pm: Edit|
Frankly, I don't understand how so many people confused underestimate with overestimate. It's not like the letters look similar...
That's why I think (and hope) that the College Board gave out two different topics—one on underestimation, the other on overestimation.
|By Fairyofwind2 (Fairyofwind2) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 07:33 pm: Edit|
People often overestimate the importance of flowery prose and formal language..
I go into a huge literary discussion using George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" and later Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to prove my point.
|By Canadian_Idol (Canadian_Idol) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 07:34 pm: Edit|
Ha I thought it was underestimate too but i realized after like 2 mins
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