Sunday, April 02, 2006

Entertain me.

I'm buried under essays, at the moment. So many essays. So many first-year essays. Meg is now thankful that she isn't present for this year's rant fest.

I'm trying to get a whole heap marked today, and so I'm going to need amusement when I next take a break. And so, I give you a marking-themed challenge:

Craft a really bad essay title.

For bonus points, write an equally bad thesis statement that complements (or doesn't complement) the essay title.

Cathartic fun for all!


Queen of West Procrastination said...

Okay, so since no one is complying yet, I'm going to submit my own bad essay title: "History Essay."

trillwing said...

Inspired by student work, but not actual student work:

"The Stigmata of Bad Breath"

In the 1920s, the Listerine Company invented bad breath and sold a whole lot of it.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Stigmata! Awesome!

Homie Bear said...

Ooh that was good. Let me try:

A Disputational Discourse on Discursive Dis-Idealisms of Disraeli's Dystopia

In this essay I hope to prove that Disraeli was not an Israeli at all.

Meg Persson said...

Despite popular belief, I am sad that I'm missing this year's rant-fest. Those were always good times. I hear from Karl that you had a particularly rant-worthy essay tonight.

So in memory of rants gone by, here is an amalgum thesis statement of the ones that always brought tears to my eyes:

"Time is the only answer for everything. If you disagree with me I would consider you a nazi."

P.S. Remember when 'Sideshow Bob' was at the Gail Bowen writing workshop with us in grade 11, and he stole the opening line of his story from a book on the rack next to him? And Gail loved it so much she had him read it in front of everyone? Gosh, that was a great day.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

It's always a good idea for me to challenge my readers to make me laugh.

Homie Bear, welcome to the procrastination! And your thesis statement and title made me laugh really hard.

And Meg, will I ever forget that day?

Janny said...

This one is just to annoy you. It is my title of a paper Maryanne marked once:
Slaving to Free Enslaved Slaves During Slavery

It was like "Dude, get a thesaurus!"

May-B said...

And here I was thinking, "That's so clever". Well, not really. But I liked the one with aliteration. How can that be bad?