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10 April 2009 @ 07:20 pm
If you were an English Lit major finishing your 4th yr of study would you be able to go straight into teaching?  Or would there be additional certificates to obtain or grad school to go to?  (If you wanted to teach English Lit.)

This would be in the State of Washington btw.

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What month would you graduate from Washington  State University  University of Washington (www.washington.edu)?  Would it be May or June and about what sort of time during the month?  If you are an English major, would you likely have finals or papers to hand in?

Any help would be appreciated, I've tried to check on the university's official website but nothing I have found is of help.

Thanks to obligatory fuck wazzu GO DAWGS for highlighting my error.
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27 November 2008 @ 11:23 pm
Question type: Geography and scenery I guess

How I've researched it: Maps and topography of the Olympic Penisula over various websites

My query: How plausible is it for someone to get around Forks with a bicycle? By this I mean mostly going to school and to friends' (he's not going to go to Seattle).

Second: can this same someone easily go to the beach and La Push from Forks on bicyle? If yes, how long does/would it take?

(sorry dear Mod, I don't know what tag to use there)
I live in Seattle and this weekend I'm making my first-ever trip to Forks!  The weather looks to be rainy, so it should be the perfect Twilight experience.  While I'm there, I'm willing to do a little investigating for anyone who has a question about Forks--as long as it's not super-involved.  So if there's a question you have about the town--the sort that can only really be answered by being there--leave it in the comments and I'll see what I can find out about it.
25 September 2008 @ 08:15 pm

Question type:  U.S. culture/education

How I've researched it: Wikipedia's articles on american eduction, high-school and related ; little_details 's entries about u.s. education; various high schools' websites (including Forks' high school)

My Query:  What exactly happens on the first day of the school year (is there a speech from the director/headmaster/thing, is it at that time that shedules are given, do you have to introduce yourself to the teachers or others students (especially if new)?)
Second question: How do classes works? (it's one thing I never understood). At my high school in France, the same group of students (from 25 to 35 most of the time) stayed together in all classes, just getting dispatched for languages and specific courses. From what I read/saw/gathered, this is not how it works in US high school.
Also, I recall one of my English assistant saying they were singing the national hymn and calling the roll in the first hour of classes - is it done everywhere, and could one be excused from singing? (on the basis he's not US citizen)

Any detail you feel is important is welcome. Thanks a lot everyone!
23 August 2008 @ 04:08 pm
Question Type: Georgraphy

How I've researched it: I used google maps to measure the distance from Seattle to Lake Crescent and Forks to Lake Crescent, but I have no clue how long it actually takes to drive out there. I also looked at local lodging sites and looked at their "Attractions near Crescent Lake" and again, they just give distance, but not how long it will actually take.

My Query:
I have several.

• How long does it take to get from Seattle to SeaTac (the airport)?
• How long does it take to get from Seattle to Lake Crescent? (Lake Crescent is in the Olympia area and it's 108 miles.)
• How long does it take to get from Forks to Lake Crescent? (The distance between the two is almost 40 miles.)

Just to clarify, it would be all driving times.

Thanks in advance for any help you all can provide.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
17 August 2008 @ 11:48 am
Question type: Sports

How I've researched it: I've used Wikipedia, Ask.com, and Google and even the Forks High School official site.

My query: This is more like a few queries, actually.
What occurs during a practice in track and field? What does some one in track do to prepare for a track meet?
Also, what kind of races occur in track? Do they race against only one school, or is it more like a tournament?
Sorry about all the questions; these were just some things I couldn't find much -if any- information on.
Current Mood: geekygeeky
15 July 2008 @ 07:53 pm
Question type: Character(Volturi) Question
How I've researched it: I didn't. I have no idea where to look for the answer and I'm not going near SMeyer's site because I don't want to see the quotes. I don't think she has the answer there anyway.
My query: Jane is described as being small. Is she a child or is she just short like Alice? And is she black or just dark skinned?

15 July 2008 @ 12:33 pm
Question type: Quileute mythology/culture, today
How I've researched it: read the Quileute Nation's site (mainly the culture page), and twilight_ndnz, and various books at home (including Tony Hillerman's novels and A guide to America's Indians)
My query:    I know (thanks to Hillerman's novels) that witches as Europeans describe them (as people who can cast curses on others and as people who can change shape) are evil in Navaho culture. What I didn't found in my search is if Quileutes have the same views regarding this kind of supernatural powers. 

So, my question is: would a European witch/wizard being tagged as evil as the Cullen for the Quileutes, or would they go along?

Thanks a lot in advance, and forgive me for any mistake I'd have made (I'm French and English isn't my native language)