Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How Not To Start A Research Paper

19841, in this case not an album2 by the rock group Van Halen3, nor an album4 by keyboardist Rick Wakeman5, is a dystopian novel6 (an example of which can be found in George Orwell's 19841) by George Orwell7, an English author most noted for penning the dystopian novel6, 19841, in this case not an album2 by the rock group Van Halen3, nor an album4 by keyboardist Rick Wakeman5...

1 http://wikipedia.org, "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
2 Ibid. "1984 (Van Halen album)"
3 Ibid. "Van Halen"
4 Ibid. "1984 (Rick Wakeman album)"
5 Ibid. "Rick Wakeman"
6 Ibid. "dystopian novel"
7 Ibid. "George Orwell"

5 comments:

J.D. said...

Yes, well... Exactly.

Beth said...

You forgot Eurythmics' 1984. Points deducted for not enough research.

Splotchy said...

beth, what exactly did I get points for?

anandamide said...

hey, i'll tell you, i read a lot of shit essays and the temptation to not actually read them gets pretty strong.

this one i'd read....

Splotchy said...

Thanks, anandamide.

If I could somehow just see a way out of what for all practical purposes is an infinite loop.