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NERD, GEEK & DORK -TUFTS-


AlwaysL8 3 / 7 2  
Dec 31, 2016   #1
I only have a first part of the essay, but am really unsure if I should go on:

*is dork a swear word?? dweeb??? I'm using it purely for the purpose of the essay, since I've never actually heard of the word dweeb.

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-celebrate your nerdy side-



According to wikiHow, a "nerd", a "geek", and a "dork" are subtly different. A "nerd" is passionate about a particular academic pursuit; a "geek" is particularly interested in a subject that is not necessarily academic; a "dork", however, is not interested in anything in particular. All three are socially inept.

The similarities and differences between these three terms can also be shown through an online venn diagram. Intelligence with obsession defines a "geek"; when the former is combined with social ineptitude, a "dweeb" is made; the third combination, obsession and social ineptitude, represents a "dork". The triangular shape in the middle that all three overlapped is labeled "nerd".

In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, "nerd", "dork", and "dweeb" share the same meaning as being an "unattractive, insignificant or inept person." Rather unexpectedly, "geek" is defined as an intellectual---mostly disliked, and usually in the field of technology.

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I want to use this intro to portray that i am a nerd that actually seems like sherlock, socially inept, full of definitions, know-it-all.

But then I might transition into my own definition of "nerd" and what kind of a nerd I am, someone who likes to prove things herself rather than listen to advertisement, such websites, or even people of authority...someone who loves being with people to talk about all the nerdy stuff rather than thinking about it alone.

Would this be an acceptable essay?? Thank you!!!!!!!

ngokhoa99 11 / 58 14  
Dec 31, 2016   #2
I think it can work if you can do these two things:
1. Point out the similarity in the common definition of "nerd" and yours, and the differences that makes you valuable.
2. Like the prompt, celebrate the nerdiness, explaining how some aspect that is often seen as negative are actually positive
Holt - / 7,527 2001  
Jan 1, 2017   #3
Kelly, in order to properly decide as to the relevance of this introduction and your other ideas for the essay, you first need to tell us what the prompt requirement that you are trying to fulfill is. The use of the 3 terms will not be considered cuss words because those are now, simply considered "English slang" representations of certain character traits or ideas regarding the aura or appearance of a person. The part that you have posted doesn't feel like an opening statement. It feels like a total essay at this point. So you may want to reconsider the content of the paragraphs you have presented. Try to present a coherent singular discussion that already includes your personal definition if you wish. Whether or not this will make for an acceptable essay will depend totally on how the original prompt dictates the discussion to flow. For that decision, you need to present the original prompt to use when you can.
OP AlwaysL8 3 / 7 2  
Jan 2, 2017   #4
Thank you so much!!!!!


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