Personally, I can't imagine any one particular portion being more important than the other as the construction of a logical argument throughout an essay depends heavily on each phase. Without a strong introduction, it's hard to build any sense of direction or garner interest. Without a solid body, it's impossible to make your point. The lack of a conclusion is also detrimental since the finish is just as important as any other part because it's what leaves the lasting impression.
And something tells me I'm late for this poll by...a few.....weeks...That said, I think it is about time that I return to my state of hibernation.
So my eyes don't deceive me...Loney has returned from the grave! If only to return to it
With that said, you make a very valid point. This poll derives from a discussion in an interpersonal communications class I took where we never reached a unanimous consensus about which was more important. Perhaps the best answer is that if any part of a piece of writing is lacking, the finished product will be less effective, as you've said.
But if I didn't lurkvanish, I wouldn't be ME! Nice job getting in with DA, it seems like you're having a blast! I totally would have tried for a job with DA if they were in the area. Alas, alas. CA is a boatload of fun if you have family/friends living there. Otherwise, it's kind of a hard place to get by in, what with living expenses being so high x_o;; Iirc, you had family in SoCal?
I'm currently working part time at a small Japanese gaming company known as CyberStep Communications. Hoping to get past the "hired help" stage to actual employment after I get my first degree.
Just recently bought a car (2000 BMW 323ci Hardtop, practically MINT!! <333) and am currently working my butt off to pay the bills as well as saving up to go to Japan on a 1-year exchange program for my Japanese major. (CyberStep is based in Japan, so I'm thinking about working part-time at HQ if they'll have me for that year that I'll be over there.)
As for school, I'm going to be starting my 5th year of college now O_O I only just realized that. Animation is an incredibly time-consuming major to start with, and it doesn't help that I'm double-majoring with Japanese. My current plans are to finish my Japanese degree ASAP, then part-time the Animation degree if I can actually pass the portfolio review. Ahh, part of me wants to graduate NOW, while another part of me wants to stay in school and learn mooooooore (like working on a psychology degree with a focus on family/developmental counseling.) Welp, that all costs money u_u;...and a lot of it.
Trufax! Gotta be true to yourself, even if that means disappearing for months at a time. XD
Thanks! I love working at dA. We've got some many amazing things in the works, so I'm really excited to see how we'll continue to grow. Y'know, we're doing some massive hiring, and telecommuting is accepted for some positions if you're interested: [link] I can put in a good word.
But it sounds like you already have a pretty sweet gig with CyberStep! What do you do for them?
O_O Woah, going to Japan for a year? Sounds phenomenal, I hope it works out! So you'd be like a foreign exchange student, eh? We had a foreign exchange student from France live with my family for a few weeks. Those were such enjoyable days, because it gave us the excuse to travel around and show the foreigner what the U.S is like, even though we hadn't explored it much ourselves. Anyway, I'm sure this will be an amazing experience. When would you hope to go?
Wow, you have to be crazy busy with school stuff alone! Double majoring has to be tough. I always thought psychology would be interesting to learn as well, but I decided to go for practicality instead of something interesting, thus working towards an International Business degree. XD Though with this degree, I do get to take some anthropology courses and whatnot that are extremely interesting.
A very thorough update! I feel like you're less dead.
As appealing as it sounds, I don't have any of the necessary skills to fulfill the duties they're looking for. I should have majored in programming!
I'm currently doubling as a Game Moderator and translator; so essentially QA, customer service/support, and localization. It's easy work, albeit terrible pay, but it's a step in the right direction. If all goes well, I can use my experience with this company to get into the job market, giving me a slight edge over others.
Pretty much. I'm kinda worried since I need to get into the Waseda program for my plan to part-time at CyberStep HQ to work. Waseda is an extremely prestigious school in Japan, and about only 1 person per year gets sent over. On top of that, you need at least a 3.5 GPA to really be considered. Realistically speaking, I don't have much of a chance against some of the other guys in the major, so I may have to settle for one of the other universities and pinch some major pennies. The earliest I think I'd be able to go is after I complete the advanced Japanese courses and save up some serious cash, so in about a year or so.
A double major certainly keeps things interesting, no doubt about that. Japanese is a fairly easy major compared to Animation, though. I probably would have graduated a year or two ago if I'd stuck with just that. Psychology is, admittedly, just a hobby of mine. It's a fascinating field and allows one to really come to terms with all manner of topics such as mortality, phobias, prejudices, etc. I'd like to focus on Bowen Theory and Triangulation in relationships like my Aunt does (she managed to get her Master's magna cum laude o_O) Well, since it's something of a hobby, I've got the rest of my life to learn it. I just want to get a bit of a head start so I can understand myself and others better. (It's always more fun learning things with other people, too.)
International Business? Which languages did/are you take/taking? And anthropology? That's awfully random. I have to admit that I loved my Anthropology class. Absolutely fascinating, learning about evolution from a purely academic perspective without any interference on the part of overzealous religious preaching. Granted, it's rather amusing watching Darwin and Christianity duke it out...
Arg, sorry for the delay. By now, you've probably vanished for good.
Even if it's not exactly what you want to do, it sounds like this job is a great stepping stone for something better in the future. Nowadays, it seems like you've got to take what you can get when it comes to employment, but I think you're in a really good position to move up someday.
Heh, I had to Google Waseda, but it looks pretty amazing. It's basically right in the city, no? It's hard to tell with all those strange characters which I can't read obstructing my view of the map.
I would think Animation would be a good major to have, even if it set you back a little academically. Psychology would have been good too, but it seems like you can't really get a good job unless you continue with a masters or doctorate. People are definitely fascinating creatures. I've always been a people watcher, and it's so interesting to me to see how people interact. That is, until they notice me watching them and beat me with a stick for being a creeper. >_>
My school actually doesn't require me to take a language, and the only one they offer is Spanish, so I haven't really had any formal language study. I have been trying to improve my French, since I took 4 years of it in high school, by reading French literature and writing in French with my Parisian penpal (`SaTaNiA).
That sounds like a really interesting Anthro course...I must say mine have been more about learning about other cultures, taking field trips to Chinatown, and eating strange food, lulz.