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    (Original post by crana9)
    it may not be obscure per se, but to go into 2000+ words on it, you need to involve a fair amount of obscure details, I'd have thought.
    well, depending on how liberal you are with the interpretation of the words "cell growth", it can actually be quite easy to find reading/material for this essay - cell volume regulation (i.e. "growth" as compared to "development" - increasing cell size rather than complexity) is a major area of research. using google scholar, scirus or pubmed and typing in "cell volume regulation" should readily yield thousands upon thousands of papers, many of which should provide interesting reading and essay fodder.

    2000+ words is quite a lot for an essay though - approximately 6-9 handwritten sides, depending on handwriting, etc. tripos essays are usually 3-5 sides!

    as for obscure, it really depends on your point of reference. average layman would probably understand 1 word in 10 of a typical subject-based oxbridge discussion, i think. but then again, you aren't writing essays for laypeople to mark, are you?
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    I didn't mean "obscure in the field of biology", but more "obscure in that none of the details have been mentioned in the course". nevermind.

    It was an extra l ong essay for the holidays.
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    (Original post by khl31)
    cell volume regulation (i.e. "growth" as compared to "development" - increasing cell size rather than complexity) is a major area of research.
    Thats the one. There was loads of stuff, but it seems to be still at the "research little bits" stage rather than the "lets publish an easy-to-understand summary of what we know so far" stage.
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    (Original post by Immortal Wombat)
    Thats the one. There was loads of stuff, but it seems to be still at the "research little bits" stage rather than the "lets publish an easy-to-understand summary of what we know so far" stage.
    try trends in (whatever) - tend to have summary papers. elsevier. my supervisors think it's crap, but at least it's relatively easy to read and digest, as compared to random crap you find on pubmed.
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    the problem I had was that i diod mine over the holidays and I didn't have the same access to journal archives etc I do from my computer when its on the college network.

    is there a way to view the "pay archives" when at home?

    (apart from paying, that is)
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    well apparently cambridge is being permenantly built, so you just have to get used to the road works (gah!)

    And damn, two days in and my workload has gone sky high and yet I've lost all my motivation to get work done..help!
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    since we dont have cars (pol excepted) roadworks aren't really a big deal..

    GO AND WORk.. better?
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    what you talking about.....those roadworks were going on one night outside my room at 3am!!!!!!! That sure as hell affected me!
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    Hehe, I have a nightingale outside my room at 3am.
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    (Original post by Willa)
    what you talking about.....those roadworks were going on one night outside my room at 3am!!!!!!! That sure as hell affected me!
    oh, ok, fair enough. still, me and shuai have all the lovely noise of pembroke street and the famous lorry every night, so..

    I am sure more emergency service vehicles go down pemrboke street than anywhere else. I saw 2 fire engines go past today, separately, when i was just staring out the window.
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    (Original post by crana9)
    the problem I had was that i diod mine over the holidays and I didn't have the same access to journal archives etc I do from my computer when its on the college network.

    is there a way to view the "pay archives" when at home?

    (apart from paying, that is)
    you can register for an ATHENS password at the UL for free, which should get you into most major journal websites (jstor, webofscience etc) that the UL subscribes to, from outside the cam network
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    ah, sounds great, thanks v much
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    I found an easy way to save streaming rm files...
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    Will -
    I randomly saw you today. You were by that 3D model of Cambridge, by Great St Mary's opposite the Senate House. You were talking at a load of people. It was fairly bizarre.
    I was on my way to spend another £50 in Heffers... gah
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    yeah i was giving a tour to a load of kiddies.....it gave me an excuse to bunk lectures and i earn 40 quid for doing it!

    and i still havent spent any money in bookshops yet.....i feel like i'm not being studious enough!
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    (Original post by Willa)
    yeah i was giving a tour to a load of kiddies.....it gave me an excuse to bunk lectures and i earn 40 quid for doing it!

    and i still havent spent any money in bookshops yet.....i feel like i'm not being studious enough!
    you're a science student. you don't need to read, surely?
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    well i could probably do with having maybe another physics textbook or something i guess!

    mmmm i whole pizza all to myself.....i'm beginning to like self catering!
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    (Original post by scarlet ibis)
    Will -
    I randomly saw you today. You were by that 3D model of Cambridge, by Great St Mary's opposite the Senate House. You were talking at a load of people. It was fairly bizarre.
    I was on my way to spend another £50 in Heffers... gah
    You make it sound soo random :confused: I like randomly bumping into people

    And Willa roadworks at 3am!!?? - you would've thought people wouldn't be at work then...? :confused: And there's no point people telling you to work cus it never works with me :p: You gotta motivate yourself but you knew that! - just think - hey if I don't work I'm gonna fail my degree and get kicked out - when you worked so hard to get into Cambridge in the first place. Think of all the people who couldn't get in and tell yourself how lucky you are - and get working!!!!

    And 40 quid for taking people on a tour!!!?? :eek:
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    hey hey that was ages ago....i did some work, and have done 4 of 5 physics questions due in....so i'm done for the night i reckon
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    (Original post by Willa)
    hey hey that was ages ago....i did some work, and have done 4 of 5 physics questions due in....so i'm done for the night i reckon
    Well done shouldn't you finish the 5th one?? Well you still did more work than me :rolleyes: Only revised for a few hours for an A2 exam the night before :rolleyes: Hmmmmmmmm I would've failed if I ever got into Cambridge.
 
 
 
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