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A Youtube guide to FYP

We may not be proper journalists, but we sure do spend a lot of time on Youtube. As oral exams approach, we thought FYPers might need a hand with some of the larger concepts. Based on nothing other than the title of the sections, here are some study tools.
The Ancient World: Have You Ever Had a Dream Like This?
So, you get to FYP, and words are as confusing to you as they are to this kid. But look at how happy he is to get through it! That’s how you felt after you finished reading Plato’s Republic. Good job.
The Middle Ages: How to Make Iced Tea
So, this guy is middle-aged… (and very creepy). We sure hoped that Neo-platonist philosophy would go down as smoothly as this delicious iced tea.
Renaissance and the Reformation: Bonjour, Girl!
Renaissance is a French word! So let’s look at French people! This video is a re-dubbing of the song “Belle” from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with hilarious results.
Age of Reason: Daddy Long Legs, Who Did Name You?
Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am”; this guy explores simi-lar deep philosophical questions, such as “Is it a short form offather long legs?”
Era of Revolutions: Jersey Shore Gone Wilde (in five parts)
The cast of Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Ernest”performs lines from Jersey Shore in the style of Oscar Wilde.Revolutionary? Possibly.
The Contemporary World: Keeping Your Refrigerator Stocked
Will Get You Many Women Romance in the modern world – through soft drinks. (Warning:some strong language in this one)
All the FYP tutors love these videos! If you mention them in your oral exams, they will automatically give you an A+! High five!

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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