I had to turn in my first paper of the quarter today, and, if I do say so myself, it sucked. If I was grading it, I wouldn’t fail myself, but I would strongly suggest a rewrite, a better attention to detail, and to not cover quite so much in the paper. I’m trying to remind myself that I didn’t know until last night that it was due, having basically left for a conference immediately after getting all the class syllabi for the quarter. Still, I’m a smidge of a perfectionist, and unhappy about it.
If you’re really masochistic, you can read the paper here. I gave it some suitably pretentious title, something like “Ghost Outside the Machine: Emergent Functionalism as an Option” or somesuch. Good title, at least – maybe I’ll pursue the concept in my final paper.