His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Pretend you're Dutch and get drunk to celebrste the greatest collective achievement innge history of thw winter olympics. That aughta solve yer problems. That or havong sex with a hot chick.
I'd get drunk, but I'm not really feeling it. I haven't missed an assignment since, I don't know, 8th grade. It bothers me way more than it should, because the worst thing that could happen is that I'll get an extra assignment. Hopefully, since I did manage to hand in a physical copy, I'll pass it, anyway.
I could make a case about unstable wi-fi and assignment hand-ins in the vacation weeks, not to mention the requirement to hand in a physical AND digital copy, which is downright retarded, but I'd risk getting on my professor's bad side, and that's not how you get good grades.
My plan for this course is to do all the assignments with minimal effort and time invested in it, because based on previous experiences, the vast majority of what they teach us at college is theoretical nonsense that in no way improves my performance as a teacher. Sure, I know how to prove the Pythagorean theorem now, but how the @#%^ does that help me when I'm in a classroom full of young teenagers yelling "WE WANT TO EAT NOOOOOW!" because they've got the munchies? I'm not a college professor, I teach kids. That's like teaching socially awkward morons with attention deficit disorders. It's not like I'll whip out a poem and spend 90 minutes proving a theorem at any point in my lessons. I'd have ten clinically brain-dead teenagers at the end of it.
Sometimes I wish the professors at the teacher's college would go out into the real world and see that life in a classroom isn't what it was 40 years ago.
Also, the assignment contained a step-by-step guide for 20 exercises in a geometry program. It was 40 @#%^ing pages long, because the guide contained points like:
"Left-click anywhere on the screen."
"Left-click point A."
"Drag the cursor, while holding down left-click, to point B."
"Click point B."
"Drag the cursor, while holding down left-click, to point C."
Oh, my @#%^ing god. At one point there was a three-page "How to draw a pentagram within a pentagon" instruction. Took me three hours to do all 20 exercises, because I had to read walls of text before each. It could have just said "Draw a damn pentagon and then draw diagonals within it" instead of that crap.
Yes, I'm mad, bro. Edited, Feb 18th 2014 10:15pm by Mazra