What He Said

Remember when I said my college prof remarked that my tone in response to the reading material was “dry?” By the time this class is over, I will have read thousands of pages of articles and written 53 papers. FIFTY-THREE. I thought I'd share a little of the reading I'm required to write about. Can't imagine why my response would be, ahem, dry…

As an example, a unitary or integrationist view of culture focuses on an orientation to organization-wide consensus, consistency in cultural artifacts, and little if any cultural ambiguity. The differentiated view of organizational culture seeks subcultural consensus, maybe exhibit some consistency in cultural artifacts, and tends to channel ambiguity outside of the main subculture. The view of organizational culture as fragmented reflects the challenges of achieving cultural consensus and exhibits a high level of acknowledgement and acceptance of cultural ambiguity.

If I get out of this class without becoming a violent drug-addict, I will consider it a holy miracle.

Source: Library Trends, Vol. 53: 1, 2004

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Jenny - October 7, 2012

and he said you were dry????

Abbigail - October 7, 2012

Now Jenny, when the content of the reading is so exceptionally interesting, no wonder he thought your writing was dry! Shame on you, Jenny, shame!

Jenny - October 8, 2012

I feel dumb after reading that excerpt. What is it that you want to be when you grow up that is leading to this line of studies?

Erin Valentine - October 8, 2012

Tell him that when they give you essays written in English, you’ll be glad to write with more enthusiasm. I truly can’t stand academicians who think being abstruse makes them look smart.

christa - October 8, 2012

How did this guy find an editor/publisher????

Jason - October 8, 2012

Now THAT is bad writing. The author is just trying to impress and make himself sound smarter than he is. Intellectual gobbledygook.

Leanne - October 10, 2012

Oh man, story of my life right now! I definitely feel for you!

Jada - October 10, 2012

I didn’t understand any of that. And if he thinks your writing is dry then THAT textbook is the Sahara desert–on steroids!

Chris P. - October 10, 2012


Jocelyn - October 15, 2012

Sorry, Jen, but your citation of that article was a bit . . . dry.

Jada - October 16, 2012

Funny Jocelyn

Dawn - November 2, 2012

Yeesh! Praying that you don’t become a SUICIDAL maniac!

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