Me, talking to new students Show more
Person: hey, you know stuff about academia, can you help me study?
Me: well, I do know a thing or two. what's up?
Person: how do I take this book of boring facts and transform it into actionable units of information in my brain in a short period of time?
Me: that's... probably not the best state of mind for creating long term integrated memories of what these words mean and how to use them in daily efforts
Person (impatient): can you help me or not?
ethics, admissions, translation Show more
I work as a translator, and recently got a job offer to translate someone's statement of purpose for an MBA program. I turned it down because I was unsure of whether or not this would constitute an unfair advantage on the applicants part. After all, isn't part of the point of a personal statement to evaluate an applicant's writing? any thoughts on this? anyone who has evaluated personal statements for admissions, what would you think if you knew it was translated?
About a decade ago, Francesca Rochberg was puzzled why Mesopotamian omen lists cover situations such as the appearance of the sun at midnight. "To say certain phenomena in the omen lists are “impossible” or “absurd” because they do not occur and cannot be observed is our judgment and occurs nowhere in the ancient sources. That is to say, our definition of impossible (not in accordance with real properties) is not expressed in the texts. ..." #assyriology #divination (1/3)
Hello everyone! I'm currently applying to be an MA student in Japanese/Translation studies. My background is in linguistics and Japanese literature, though I'm particularly interested in translation/multilingualism in Japanese television and film. I also work professionally as a Japanese->English translator
MA Student, Japanese->English Translator, Pinko, Jazz and Card Game Enthusiast
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