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post #1 of 12
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Hey everybody!

 

For one of my university courses, I am writing a paper about people's consumption of winter and consumption of risk when skiing. This is one of those social science courses where next to anything goes, as long as the argument is sound. I can and will write about my own personal opinion, but my professor has recommended I consult other enthusiasts on internet forums to get a more complete answer.  Essentially, I'm writing about why people like skiing. Enough of my rambling... my questions to you are: (1) Why do you love winter?/What about winter do you love? (2) What do you like about taking risks while skiing?

Anything goes! I'd love to hear stories, feelings, or whatever. As long as it is related to skiing.

 

Thanks, folks!

post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by nickb339 View Post
I am writing a paper about people's consumption of winter and consumption of risk...

I suggest you loose this way of describing what you are doing.  People neither consume winter nor risk.  A professor will tee off on that one for sure.

post #3 of 12
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-- forgot to quote Posaune in my rebuttle, which  is now in the right place.

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

I suggest you loose this way of describing what you are doing.  People neither consume winter nor risk.  A professor will tee off on that one for sure.

The definition of consumption the professor is using is very, very broad.  You can consume anything, whether it's physically consuming food, buying a product, or even hearing an idea.  I ran the topic (using these exact words) by my professor already, and he approved it.  This class is a human geography class that aims to describe any kind of human experience.  People most definitely experience winter and risk while skiing.

post #5 of 12

Fair enough.  I suggest you search the site.  There are many threads that already address this question in a number of ways.  Some are active right now.

post #6 of 12
Is there just one professor sending all these students here or are we on some college list they all look at?

I kind of get sick of being asked to do students' homework. Are we lab rats or something?
post #7 of 12

First thing someone needs to do when they go to a new board is learn to search. th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #8 of 12
I dunno.

Maybe searching is risk consumption?

It would certainly be TIME consumption as opposed to people just giving the OP the answer?
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

I dunno.

Maybe searching is risk consumption?

It would certainly be TIME consumption as opposed to people just giving the OP the answer?


Searching is called "research" in college.

 

It takes brain consumption.

post #10 of 12
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I found a few good threads about risk perception - thanks for the advice. While there are a good number of threads about that topic, threads that pertain to my first question are few and far between.  I'd also like to mention that I wasn't coming here to, as one poster said, have you guys do my homework for me.  I've already gone through my scholarly sources and interviewed a sizable number of people.  The purpose of this thread was to hopefully pad what I already have with more viewpoints.  Maybe I should have mentioned this in the first place... I can't say I blame everyone for assuming I was asking you all to do my work for me.  I'd have made the same assumption if I was in your position.  

post #11 of 12

Here's a hint:

 

Why do you ski?

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/118259/why-do-you-ski

post #12 of 12

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I Can't Brain Today, I Have The Dumb.

 

 

Think Outside The Box

 

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