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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Homework Rant

Look, I understand the emphasis on creativity and artistry for students is essential to their success later in life. Heck, I just wrote a whole article for one of my classes explaining the significance of inventiveness that drives individuals forward in life. However, giving students unnecessary artwork and judging them on their ability to perform a play and express emotions is questionable at best, especially for a foreign language class.

I'd rather have an oral presentation of some sort than to make crappy stage props and recite a script consisting of talking animals.

In addition, the lack of specifications in the directions is ridiculous, which leaves students struggling to do their homework and relying on each other to draw out inaccurate answers. The persistent questions from my respective peers create more problems than they solve.

Not to undermine my teacher or anything because she is a very nice person, but I just want the teachers to give their students a little leeway here. I know I took an honors class but I expected extra, meaningful work instead of trivial, unhelpful projects/orations.

6 comments :

  1. i agree with you that your ability to perform a play shouldn't be how your teacher grades it.

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  2. I don't regret dropping Spanish now, that seems tough!! :(

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    1. i know :( i'm halfway there WHOAAAAAA livin' on a prayer!!!

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