I don't know where you can read the full chapter, but you can get excerpts on Barnes and Amazon.
Also, at this link:
and on youtube
You can view the video of the last lecture if you haven't seen it yet. Very Highly recommended.
What was your reaction to "the last lecture" by Randy Pausch?
I suppose the awe of how energetic he was and full of pep while delivering his lecture "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", even though he was already battling cancer, a battle that he lost less than a year later.
Question for people who have ready Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture"?
It is on page 17: http://books.google.com/books?id=5GC-gCqZ0kgC&lpg=PA17&dq=We%20cannot%20change%20the%20cards%20we%20are%20dealt%2C%20just%20how%20we%20play%20the%20hand&lr=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=0&pg=PA17
Is the book "The Last Lecture" a good choice for a 9th grade honors english class Literary Circle?
It's pretty mature, as in it might upset some 9th graders who are sensitive to death and dying. But it's excellent and if you feel they can handle the theme, it might be valuable step in their growing .
Does anyone no any good books I like books like Tuesdays with Morie and the Last Lecture?
Crossing to Avalon by Jean Shinoda Bolen
Quieting the Storm by Shelley Parsons
Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Language of God by Francis S. Collins
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul by Phil Jackson
Forces of Change: A New View of Nature by Daniel Botkin
Taste of the Orient by Alison Granger
Returning from the Light: Using Past Lives to Understand the Present and Shape the Future by Brad Steiger
Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher
If a member of Marxist Professorial Sinecureate gives a Last Lecture shouldn't such a one have the decency to?
Not to pass gas in public, pick their noses or eat their food with their mouths open?
Yes! This is correct. A person like this should have the common decency to not do these things. Unfortunately, most members of a Marxist Professorial Sinecureate that give the Last Lectures always, as a rule, fart in public, pick their nose and tend to eat with their mouths open? It's a main reason why I prefer not to associate with them.
Important Quotes From The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch?
I enjoyed researching this and was very interested in what Randy had to say. Thanks.
Pg 3 “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
Pg 4"And as you get older, you may find that “enabling the dreams of others” thing is even more fun."
Missed a college class; ask professor last lecture?
You should explain your absence, first.
Then ask if he will go over missed material during office hours or would he prefer you get the notes from another student.
Every instructor is different. I like to sit down with my absentee students to ensure their success. Others do not like to rewind.
It will also depend on the material covered.
What is the current status of Randy Pausch, author of THE LAST LECTURE?
He is still alive but according to his website is getting pretty sick now.
He was able to attend commencement at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy on May 18 and gave a short address to the students.
Yesterday, he posted a letter he received from President Bush thanking him for providing so much inspiration to people.
Does Anybody else Apply each chapter of The Last Lecture to their life?
What an AMAZING story, you know what it reminds me of?
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
Randy Pausch was a great guy... sorry, I just got excited that more than one person actually read it ;)
How can I email jai pausch (wife of the late Randy Pausch) (The Last Lecture)?
You may want to contact someone who he referred to on his web page:
You might want to email the Carnegie Mellon University and see if they can pass your message onto his wife:
I'm pretty sure that they'd pass the message on.
So two BIG face sillouettes (your face), one facing left, one facing right.
One is "black", the other "white".
Both are composed of small photos organized to fill out the outline of the face. These small photos will be of what influenced you.
my wife once made a collage about her life and friends and family; she used tree bark, burlap, rusted bottle caps, bits of wire and other found items (bones, feathers, etc) and a mix of scetches, and parts of photos (one of her cat maggie mae another part of a baby picture of one of her children and another of herself), the photos are small and hard to see in the jungle of the rest of the collage, but they are there...the whole thing is in a shadow box of barn wood from the sheep shed that was on the iowa farm onwhich she was raised. it is really quite attractive, and truly a work of art...and any psycholygist would have a hayday with it...because it is so her persona.
Make it out of stuff you like!
Maybe members of your group in a picture like this: (as the background board)
Is the book "The Last Lecture" just the lecture in book form?
Google lists 3,640,000 hits for this topic.
I suggest that any work with that much interest to that many people would justify reading the book as well as seeing the video.
YES YES YES. I taped it on my TIVO and have kept it to watch again.
Randy found out he was about to die with cancer. He was a professor. He gave his last lecture in 2007. He passed away last week. The lecture is one of the most inspiring you'll ever hear. You can watch it online. See reference for links.
how did the last lecture positively change the world?
This is in regards to the gentleman who had pancreatic cancer I presume??? The man who died last year?? If so I believe he is or shall Is ay was a very positive force and helped a great many people if nothing else keep and have hope.. Hope can be a very powerful tool when you truly believe in something. If this si not the Randy Pausch you were referring about I am sorry
What is on the Brickwall in the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch?
A brick wall is something that stops you in your tracks, that you have to try hard to overcome.
Although he graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, he nearly didn't get in to Brown in the first place -- he was wait listed. It was a brick wall that some might have walked away from. But Pausch had a novel way of looking at obstacles: "The brick walls are there for a reason," he said during his lecture. "The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something." He kept calling the college until it let him in.
Pausch maintained that his most formidable brick wall was a beautiful graduate student named Jai Glasgow. Pausch was 37, with a reputation as something of a ladies' man, when he met her at a lecture. Pausch was smitten, but she resisted. However, he refused to give up, and they eventually married and had three children.
Has anybody read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch?
Randy Pausch was an amazing man. The Last Lecture is his only book, but he did collaborate on a book called Learning To Program with Alice. That's a tech-y book though about the 3D computer application.
If you haven't yet, check out his last speaking engagement called "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" on YouTube. It's had almost 6.5 million hits. He's brilliant.
Don't use someone famous, it’s such a cliché, I bet they know all about someone famous and your judicator will just get peed off, use someone who had an influence in your life, such as mother, brother, dog, the cat, as an example, someone who was or is close to you.
And make it personal, like the first time you learnt to ride a bike, or how your brother drove the car off the road, as an example.
Make it as personal as possible and show it left a mark on your life.
I'm a public speaker in school and know from experience.
Two different versions of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch?
The more expensive version with about 80 something more pages is the LARGE PRINT version. So just purchase the one for about $13.17.
If you're looking to save money, just read the original Last Lecture transcript online. The book is not that much different than the lecture itself and provides a little more back story. Also watch Pausch's Time Management lecture and/or read the transcript.
I would suggest getting the book from the library, it's a quick read. However, the book makes a wonderful graduation, birthday or Christmas gift.
what site can i read the last lecture by randy pausch online?
The reason that you can't find it is that, as a recent book, it is under copyright protection. Unless the publisher, or whoever is running the author's estate, puts it online somewhere for free, or your local library has an e-book version available for download, you are probably out of luck.
If your library does not have a paper copy, try getting it from another library through inter-library loan.
What do you think about "The Last Lecture" by Dr Randy Pausch?
1. Perseverance, optimism, and creativity are necessary for success.
2. It was effective in that he provided examples from his own life, challenged and inspired his audience, and left them with a positive impression.
3. When faced with obstacles, there is always a way around them. Adversity is a chance to grow as an individual. A positive outlook will help you through even the toughest times.
What do you think about The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch?
OH MY GOODNESS. I just saw the Last Lecture by him from last year. It is the most inspiring speech I've ever EVER heard. Please read it. I plan on buying his book really soon. REALLY SOON. I'm so glad your school is reading that!!!!! You'll learn so much. He was truly an amazing man.
Watch the lecture. It's engaging throughout the entire speech.
Is the video of the last lecture any different from the book?
The Last Lecture explained Pausch's speech, and the events that led up to it. According to Robert Miller, a publisher for Hyperion Books, the book would "flesh out his speech" and show others "how to deal with mortality" and how to live well while death is imminent
just watching the video risks missing out the explanation and background possibly making it obvious to your teacher that your havent read it
What songs could I put with The Last Lecture book for a project?
There's a couple of country songs that would work for that book.
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
My Wish by Rascal Flats
Kind of sappy, but the Disney song A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Where can I find the entire original last lecture done by Randy Pausch?
Randy Pausch: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Randy Pausch with his children. "Almost all of us have childhood dreams; for example, being an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living. Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a shame. I had several specific childhood dreams, and I’ve actually achieved most of them. More importantly, I have found ways, in particular the creation (with Don Marinelli), of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center of helping many young people actually *achieve* their childhood dreams." - Randy Pausch
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
Pausch, a professor of computer science, human computer interaction and design, is a co-founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center and the creator of the Alice interactive computing program, which is being used by students worldwide.
What would randy pausch (last lecture) put in a scrap book for his kids?
If you look through the book, you'll have the answer. Pausch, who stated that he undertook the project specifically for his children, has added a number of photos, and if I remember correctly, some other memorabilia.
I would imagine that he would have added his report cards and teacher comments, and some of his drawings and musings. Pausch was highly imaginative and supposedly given to doodling and scribbling his ideas.
Should I read The Last Lecture for summer reading?
It was really good, i enjoyed it definitely a very sad story though. It has some good words of wisdom though and kind of makes you look at life in a different way.
another non-fiction book i would recommend is the glass castle which is a memoir by Jeanette Walls. It's about her life and the really dysfunctional family she grew up in. It's really witty and i couldn't put it down because this family is just so offbeat. It reads more like a book then a memoir too which i prefer.
hope that helps
What poor answers. -.-
I loved it and it taught me to really appreciate life. My favorite example is halfway in the book where Randy mentions pouring soda on his new car to prove to his nephews that he doesn't care about the car as much as his sister emphasizes (because it's new). I just grinned at hearing that he destroyed his new seats to prove a point.
Are you doing a report for school? I have some resources on him and am a big fan.
if your were writing your own last lecture what subjects would you include?
I would simply write it on something I can use in conversation since I am a conversation ESL teacher. I would write something like this:
The hustle and bustle of the crowd reminds me of ants scurrying to harvest food for the winter. People walk in every direction as if they have some place to go. Others sit and wait, for their journey has not yet begun. They sit staring at this and that. Many have removed their shoes to relieve the steamy hot feet which are now exhausted from the day's constant on the move walking. Lovers embrace as they set to part company. A young girl fans herself from the humid heat that the day has brung (brought). Text messages by the dozens are being hammered out and the loud speaker announces it is time for the next wave of passengers to go to the platform.
I would then ask students at various points in time what the lines mean to them, and then as a whole.
You have the information and the knowledge; now it is your turn to find the connections!!!
Use the following strategy or method: ECA
1) You explore the topic
what was being discussed in terms of fmportant words
2) conceptualize it
you integrate all those facts and make it yours by verbalizing i, or using your own words.
Make it yours
3) you apply new knowledge to the old one
find the connections-how do they relate to previous knowledge