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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When a semester is over, most students will either get rid of both their notes and books, or (rarely) keep the book and toss the notes. However, after one of my fall classes was complete, I got rid of the book and kept the notes. Why?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you benefit from having the notes in future? Financial gain involved? Can you get any advantage in your future exams as you still have the notes? Did you do it to prevent loss? Do the notes have a practical value and may be useful in future job?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 7:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you benefit from having the notes in future? Noish Financial gain involved? Noish Can you get any advantage in your future exams as you still have the notes? No Did you do it to prevent loss? Loss of what? Do the notes have a practical value and may be useful in future job? No
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you save the notes because of: the school-related content? Non-school-related content? Little doodles in the margins? Memories? In order to reuse the paper for something? For use as props in a play, film or similar? To burn later? To give away or sell? For a specific person, other than yourself?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it important how you got rid of the books? Did you sell them? Give them to someone else? Toss them away? Burn them?

Did you get rid of them because you didn't need them anymore? Because you didn't want to be reminded of that class (I remember the day I threw my chemistry notes away...)? Because you had borrowed them and had to give them back? Because someone asked you for them?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you save the notes because of: the school-related content? Noish Non-school-related content? Yes Little doodles in the margins? No Memories? No In order to reuse the paper for something? No For use as props in a play, film or similar? No To burn later? No To give away or sell? No For a specific person, other than yourself? No

Is it important how you got rid of the books? No; as it happened, I sold it back to the campus bookstore. They gave me 2 dollars for it. Cheap buy-back. Did you sell them? Give them to someone else? Toss them away? Burn them?

Did you get rid of them because you didn't need them anymore? The book? This. I still have the notes. Because you didn't want to be reminded of that class (I remember the day I threw my chemistry notes away...)? Because you had borrowed them and had to give them back? Because someone asked you for them?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, so the thing we should focus on are the notes, right?

Did you save them because of any non-school related notes on them? Such as great thoughts that have to be preserved? "Talks" on them you had during class? Do you plan to do anything with them later?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, so the thing we should focus on are the notes, right? Right.

Did you save them because of any non-school related Yes notes No on them? Such as great thoughts that have to be preserved? No "Talks" on them you had during class? No Do you plan to do anything with them later? No plans at the moment; they're currently in a desk drawer.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the non-school related stuff on them written? drawn (I doubt it's one of them because it's neither notes nor doodles?!)? invisible?

Are there other people from that class who keep their notes for the same reason?

I just sent you a facebook message, but it's only very slightly puzzle-related.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the non-school related stuff on them written? This, with a slight "ish." No to rest drawn (I doubt it's one of them because it's neither notes nor doodles?!)? invisible?

Are there other people from that class who keep their notes for the same reason? No, and relevant

I just sent you a facebook message, but it's only very slightly puzzle-related. Gotcha - responded.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you write anything personal on them? Write with a "special" pen? Try out a new handwriting? Try writing with your other hand?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you write anything personal on them? No, but... Write with a "special" pen? No Try out a new handwriting? No Try writing with your other hand? No
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone else write something personal on them?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone else write something personal on them? YES, slight DOYD of "personal"
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone else - a friend of yours? M? F? A girl you had a crush on?

Did s/he write something about herself? Did s/he write down quotes? (Book/film/music/...) recommendations?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone else - a friend of yours? No M? Yes F? No A girl you had a crush on? So no

Did s/he write something about herself? Yesish Did s/he write down quotes? No (Book/film/music/...) recommendations? No
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he "confess" anything? Tell you something important? Ask you anything? Ask you for advice/help?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he "confess" anything? Tell you something important? Ask you anything? Ask you for advice/help? No to all
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you know this person?
Were your notes written by yourself?
If yes, did you write them on a clean sheet of paper?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 2:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he write his address? Phone number? Email address?
Did he sign it? Is he famous?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you know this person? No
Were your notes written by yourself? Yes
If yes, did you write them on a clean sheet of paper? Yes, a clean page in my notebook

Did he write his address? Phone number? Email address? No to these
Did he sign it? A resounding YES. How on earth did you get that? Is he famous? Yes to Yope

You've got the main piece, but some more is still needed for the solve.
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a celebrity? Or do you think he will be? Are you saving it because it may be valuable in the future? Because it's a cool thing to have? In order to show it off?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't know, it just seemed to fit as something he could have written that was yesish about himself.

Is he a classmate? a guest speaker? a professor?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a celebrity? Noish Or do you think he will be? Probably not Are you saving it because it may be valuable in the future? Because it's a cool thing to have? In order to show it off? The main reason is that I wouldn't throw away an autograph. Plus, it's kind of cool.

Is he a classmate? a guest speaker? He was this - see below a professor?

Some background info - he was the author of a book the freshman class had to read; later, he came to Elon and gave a talk on the book. That's relevant-ish.

So...why did he sign my notes?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you take notes based on his speech? Take a transcript of his speech?

Were you supposed to bring the book to class to be signed? But forgot the book?

Was the talk outside of class? Did you have to get proof that you attended?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you take notes based on his speech? This Take a transcript of his speech?

Were you supposed to bring the book to class No to be signed? HUGE YES But forgot the book? HUGER YES

Was the talk outside of class? Yes Did you have to get proof that you attended? No, but we have enough.

**********SPOILER**********

This past summer, incoming Elon freshmen had to read Rob Gifford's China Road in preparation for one required class. In mid-September, Gifford gave a talk about the book, and students could bring their books to be signed afterwards. However, I forgot to bring mine, so I had Gifford sign my notes. I took the notes for his talk in the same notebook that I used for that class, so when going through my fall semester supplies for disposal, I kept the notes because they were autographed. But I resold the book to the school bookstore because I no longer needed it.

Nice work everyone, especially Noel and Doriana.

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