I was rather taken aback when I found out in my Database Concepts class tonight that we're going to have to write a 25 - 30 page research paper along with presentation. Single spaced, even. Oh the humanity! Heh heh. It is a group project (groups of 2), so that's a plus. Well, hopefully it is.
Research papers are not my favorite, but I can cope. I think the most daunting thing is just that it's about a topic none of us have a lot of experience with. He gave us 10 different topics, all various types of databases. Not like "Access", "Oracle", or "DB2" [Access is arguably not even a database, but I digress] - but more abstract like "E-commerce", "Geographical Information Service (GIS)", "Database security", "Clinical databases", etc.
It's gonna be tough, but hey, this is grown-up life I suppose. No more getting by with thinking "well really the paper is half as long, since it's double-spaced!" Haha.
After I got out of class and it settled a bit more, I wasn't so anxious about it and am somewhat looking forward to it. Life was still easier at 4, though.
I will leave you on a totally unrelated note: this has got to be one of the best blonde jokes I've ever seen.