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Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students

Non Campus Mentis World History According to College Students Mangled Moments of Western Civilization from Term Papers Blue Book Exams Did You Know Cesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March when he is reported to have said Me too Brutus Stalin Roosevelt C

  • Title: Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students
  • Author: Anders Henriksson
  • ISBN: 9780761122746
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mangled Moments of Western Civilization from Term Papers Blue Book Exams Did You Know Cesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March when he is reported to have said, Me too, Brutus Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Truman were known as the Big Three Rasputin was a pheasant by birthJudyism had one big God named YahooWestward expansion ended at Custard s Last StandMaMangled Moments of Western Civilization from Term Papers Blue Book Exams Did You Know Cesar was assassinated on the Yikes of March when he is reported to have said, Me too, Brutus Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Truman were known as the Big Three Rasputin was a pheasant by birthJudyism had one big God named YahooWestward expansion ended at Custard s Last StandMarie Curie won the Noel Prize for inventing the radiatorThe Civil Rights movement turned the corner with Martin Luther Junior s famous If I Had a Hammer speech

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    1. While Anders Henriksson's Non Campus Mentis: World History According to College Students is often (and generally) amazingly laugh-out-loud funny (as fact is often stranger than fiction, and I have actually read a few similar such doozies editing student papers), I was in fact not only laughing but also shaking my head sadly at times (I mean, these examples have ALL been gleaned from the term papers and exams of university and college students, and a number of them supposedly even from graduate s [...]

    2. I have a weakness for this kind of stuff. I don't necessarily really believe that an actual student somewhere really wrote that 'Joan of Ark was famous as Noah's wife', but you'll still find me laughing like a drain.In my defence, someone gave me my copy - I didn't actually, like, pay money for it or anything.I promise not to send you e-mails with hilarious lists of similar bloopers, honestly.

    3. From the back cover of the book:' Mangled Moments of Western Civilization from Term Papers & Blue Book Exams. From college students' own authentic and inimitable voices comes a collection of bloopers, malapropisms, revisionist hypotheses, and creative interpretations of history, the subject that grinds our critical, seething minds to a halt." '* * * * * * * * * * * * *My thoughts:Revisionist history at its finest! Very, very funny - at times even hilarious - re-telling of Western Civ history [...]

    4. Back in the day when people forwarded silly things to me that they'd spent hours downloading from obscure sites on the internets or usenet groups, there was a collection of excerpts culled from essays written by students explaining "history" over the ages as they'd interpreted/absorbed/or misspelled it. I have a paper printout of this from back in the day. Somewhere. It's 15 years old now, and has probably eaten itself. It was part of a large print job I had to send somewhere special on campus a [...]

    5. this book was laughs from beginning to end! I work at a history museum so I took it in with me to share with my coworkers. just what we needed on crazy days!

    6. Very, very funny--mostly because I have seen examples of similar things from students with my own eyes.

    7. Five stars - and I really mean it this time!I came across this last night while looking for another book, and even though I didn't find what I was looking for, this was just as good - basically it features wacky writings from the blue books and term papers of our best and brightest - and on the surface this book could come across as laughing and/or lamenting that kids just aren't as smart as they otter be.The blurb for this book from gives a pretty good representation of what lies in the pages [...]

    8. This book takes its title from the mangling of a Latin phrase referring to someone not of sound mind. The book is a collection of the most egregious sentences about world history ever written by college students (hence the “campus”). The sentences are so bad, they’re comically bad. It begins with ancient civilizations “Civilization woozed out of the Nile about 300,000 years ago. The Nile was a river that had some water in it.”), and moves us through to the twentieth century (“The Car [...]

    9. I had Dr. Henriksson for a few history courses at Shepherd University, and all I can say is that I'm glad he did not use any of my test answers for this book! Henriksson takes some of the most ridiculous, outrageous, and mind-numbingly stupid answers, horrific grammar, and not-too-well-thought-out conclusions that students can give to historical questions on their tests, and puts them all in this nice little compilation. Most of these are laugh out loud funny, while others will have you scratchi [...]

    10. This book should come with a health warning. The first time I read it, I had to put it down after a few chapters to wait for the pain in my chest to subside. This is a hilarious collection of student bloopers and comments / claims / answers they gave in graded work / exams that, at times, shows they had absolutely no idea what they were talking about. I used to teach in a university, where I set and graded reports, essays and exam papers, and I kept a list of many of the bloopers my students mad [...]

    11. This book is hilarious. Picked this up at a bookstore because I love history and was curious to what other students have to write about history. This is a collection of crazy essay paragraphs and sentences, which the professor gathered over time from his students. From ancient civilization to 20th Century history, students must have shocked this professor with their bizarre answers and reasons. To make it even better, the book also includes some far out geography test results. I'm not sure how m [...]

    12. I started reading this book in the wee hours of the morning after doing some 'serious' reading. Once I started it I couldn't put it down and in no time I was finished! I was laughing crazily almost throughout the entire book! This book made me 'feel' smart, but admittedly, there were some historical facts and figures I was unfamiliar with, history being my worst subject. The spelling and grammar mistakes alone were enough to cause one to roar with laughter. One of my favorite passages is on page [...]

    13. According to this Sherman launched his infamous "March to See." William McKinney was president of the South Johnson was a Knowledgeable constructionist. United States Grant was a Civil War heroe who later proved corpulent as President. He died after drinking up to twenty cigars a day.How can that happed?I love this one "Japan boomed Perl Harbor, the main U.S base in southern California. How about this one? "There was Upper Egypt, and lower Egypt. Lower Egypt was actually farther up than Upper Eg [...]

    14. Definitely worth a look if you are looking for a chuckle. Reminded me of the good old days of taking tests in high school and college and just putting down something on paper in hopes that the teacher would at least give me credit for trying. I can honestly say that I learned a few things reading this book. How much of what I learned that was actually factual is a matter of debate, but that's beside the point. If you want a quick read that should lighten your mood, pick up a copy of this book.

    15. If I'd known an excerpt of my English Comp term paper was being used for this book I would have messed it up way worse than this. But I have a feeling it's got just the right amount of ridiculousness. "Literature ran wild. Writers expressed themselves with cymbals.George Eliot was written by Silas Marner. This was the nom de aplomb of an English woman writer.Oscar Wilde, the author of Doreen Gray, was probably the riskiest personage in England at this time.My Mom is so proud.

    16. I guess teachers aren't doing their job as well as we should if college students submit these ridiculous statements to professors. If this book is perceived through the lens of one looking for laughs at others expense this book does its job. However it also subtly does its job in pointing out the failures of our educational system and how unprepared many students are for college and how poor their foundational knowledge is. In that respect, this book can be eye-opening.

    17. This is, without exaggeration, one of the most entertaining & funniest books I've ever read. Students who have not done their readings, who have not listened carefully to their professors, or who have not understood them well, can become inadvertently hilarious (also imaginative and creative), trying to fill in their gaps in knowledge or understanding, when they answer exam questions or write a term paper.

    18. I didn't really enjoy this book, I expected a lot of hilarious mis-remembrances and funny stories. It doesn't really present the stories in such a way that makes them easy or fun to read, and the stories themselves tend to get repetitive. It would be much funnier to focus on those stories which have a logical, if incorrect, train of thought, but many of these felt like they had been made up on the spot, and such wildly inaccurate stories grew boring after the first few chapters.

    19. You can't help but be slightly depressed while reading this book. I wish I found it difficult to believe that students my own age (and at my own college, as I attend Shepherd) were still struggling with basic historical concepts. Their failure has become the worlds amusment with this book. I found the passage about Martin Luther Junior's "I have a hammer" speech to be particularly funny.

    20. I laughed here and there but I wanted this to be funnier than it was. Having been a teaching assistant and graduate school and teaching some undergraduate courses, I have never even had one student experience that meets the ludicrously low bar that the author puts forth. As a teacher, I think I found myself being more sad than amused or entertained.

    21. Unintentional revisionist history at its finest! The book is composed of statements written in blue book exams by college students who struggle mightily to compose a world history based on the various phrases and vocabulary which they only so vaguely remember. Non Campus Mentis is a must read for anyone with a passing familiarity of world history.

    22. If you're ever looking for an easy laugh, read this book! It's excerpts taken from actual college term papers and blue book exams. I was literally laughing out loud. I loaned it to my mom and my sister's boyfriend and I would randomly hear them laughing as they read through the book as well. This is a must read for everyone who enjoys a laugh!

    23. Absolutely hilarious. This is one of those books that inevitably gets read aloud to everyone else in the room, and continues to amuse after several times hearing it. It is currently published under the new title "Ignorance is Blitz," which contains an additional chapter and commentary by the author/compiler.

    24. Suffice to say that this litany of essay & research errors are blisteringly funnye they actually happened! This little book speaks to me on a dozen levelsd each one makes me laugh harder with each read.

    25. The only bad thing about this incredibly funny book is the fact that the errors represent an indictment of the educational system in the US and Canada.Then again, I would barely score 50% on the "quiz yourself" section at the back of the book without the aid of Google

    26. This is a great book my sister gave me after I declared as a History Major at UT. Its a compilation of fragments from various students to create a humorous version of world history. It retains all the spelling mistakes and other errors of the writers.

    27. This is possibly the best book in the world. Collections like this are my weakness, and I could read a thousand of them.I recommend it to all college students who want to feel intelligent, and teachers who want to have a good sympathetic cry.

    28. A history of the world assembled entirely from college papers, this might possibly be the funniest book I've ever read. No matter how many times I look through it, I always end up laughing far too loudly and enthusiastically.

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