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The Michael Swayne Story V: King of his Castle

English sucks...

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You know how I love languages, yes? Well, I am hating the English course I am taking. The assignments are fine. I have no time to really do them, but I do them. My problem is that I feel like I am above the type of learning the professor is teaching. I have to write a four-page essay on an experience with literacy (which is due Sunday). That part is fine, I can do that. The problem is that I am expected to have substantial revisions done between the first and final draft.

Like, what? Revisions are fine. I type too fast sometimes, and forget letters, or words. But substantial revisions? This is me we are talking about. I am not the type to make too many mistakes that it requires a lot of revising. It is like the professor wants me to type with text speak (LOL, L8R H8R, BRB) or something. If I have to typ lik dis in my first draft, just to make it good for the final draft, then I am wasting a ton of my precious time doing stupid stuff. It is taking the fun out of the language.

I actually regret taking this required course. If I was more confident, I would save up the money to test out of this course. This is what I hate about college. I hate having to take courses that you have no reason to use. Isn't the material in high school enough of an experience to let you know how to use things properly in a sentence? I know how to write, so having to make "substantial revisions" in order to be eligible for an A or B (the rules of the assignment) is not a concept I like.

I posted on Facebook recently that I have always hated to write things for grades, because it doesn't really matter how the piece is written. It is more on how the professor feels before, during, and after the piece is read. If the professor feels crappy, or angry, then the chance for a fair grade is low. I believe this more now that I have read what is expected of me for this course. I basically have to throw everything I was taught out the window, just so this guy can say that he taught me all he knows. It sucks!

The worst part is that his writing background is about as good as my own. For all I know, he could even be younger than I am, I don't know. It doesn't matter. All I do know is that we are going to have problems if I have to continue this stupid concept of making substantial revisions.

Well, I have put if off long enough. I better get to writing. I would say to stick around for the next entry, but I know not when that will be. So, I will see you around the forums, and until then...



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  1. Michael Swayne's Avatar
    This was actually a post made at the beginning of the month, but for some reason, it went into draft mode instead of posting it. Oh well.
  2. loaf's Avatar
    Maybe it went into draft as a sign?