09 August 2005

The never ending summer(y): Part II

The unspoken norms of brazilian educational culture strike again. Of course a little communication would clear all this up, but that would be too easy. In a previous post, I mentioned the 39-page chapter, 5-page summary I had due for yesterday. Following the example of some other students I observed last week, I wrote out the entire thing. Apparently the rules change for the second week of class where everything is require to be typed. It is interesting to feel like such an outsider in these situations. In the U.S., I would be the one with the summary all nice and typed out and longer than it needed to be. But here I'm lucky I even knew I was supposed to be 5-pages in the first place.

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