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    New *Sighs*

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NightAngel, Sep 27, 2010.

    Hi

    Im currently in High School and I want to study forensics when I leave........
    Im sick of the comments that forensics isnt as fun/interesting as on TV
    I KNOW! I want to do it because it fasinates me, so please spare me of any of those sort of comments.....thanks

    I like writing because its a way to express yourself and when i talk to people i usually offend them.....not intentionally ofcourse, but they dont seem to get that. However, if i write the same thing in a story, they congratulate me on creativity.....

    Hehe...im looking forward to reviewing and submiting
     
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    Do you have an idea what you are working towards? I was on the way to be a forensic anthropologist until I got sick (in the days before Kathy Reichs lol) it was what I wanted to do from when I was six after watching a documentary on forensics and trying to combine it with my goal of being an archaeologist. Sure it is not as fun and interesting as on TV but it is still fun and interesting.

    Nice to meet you.
     
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    Hello Night Angel, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hi! I'm new, too! Let's all be new together!
     
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    Hi there IVI, welcome! Your avatar made me laugh out loud.

    Hello to you as well, Nightangel! I'm looking forward to being offended by you :D
     
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    Thanks all for welcoming me........
    and Elgaisma, yes i do know what i would like to study, Criminalistics and possibly forensic psychology
     
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    Sounds good - good luck with that, I would find it interesting I love reading what men like Julian Boon write.
     
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    Don't let people get you down about the whole forensics thing. They're just jealous that you're headed for an awesome career while they'll be pushing papers. I'm an archaeology student and this summer I went on a dig; forensics isn't my area, but we did have some biological anthropology people who would look at the bones and tell us a few things about them (just the basics--we didn't have the facilities for chemical analysis or anything like that). No, it wasn't fraught with the anticipation of solving a crime and cheesy office drama, but it was nonetheless pretty awesome to see what you can tell from bones. Anyway, you can't know until you try it.

    Welcome to writingforums. Express yourself, and have fun:)
     
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    Forensics is awesomely cool and exciting. It's just cool and exciting in a way that doesn't (necessarily) involve The Who or popular internet memes.
     
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    Thanks, i feel slightly better now
     

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