More Whinging About School

I man­aged to post an assign­ment on time! Yay! This means that I’m tru­ly caught up on the world lit class. I do still need to fin­ish actu­al­ly read­ing the Aeneid, which I just wrote about, but I can do that tomorrow.

KSU FINALLY has my midterm. The test­ing coor­di­na­tor emailed it to them. Why could­n’t she just do that in the first place? Any­way, I’m sched­uled to take it Sat­ur­day morning.

We have a 400–600 word “paper” to do on this unit. It’s sup­posed to com­pare Greece and Roman cul­tures as shown in the pieces we’ve read—The Odyssey, Medea, and the Aeneid. We’re to sub­mit a rough draft of it this com­ing Monday.

Um, what? We aren’t talk­ing about a doc­tor­al the­sis! As the pro­fes­sor has­n’t been giv­en us any feed­back on assign­ments in gen­er­al, what is the pur­pose of the rough draft? There is no mech­a­nism set up to ask for feed­back from our class­mates on the papers, either. (Not that I’d be like­ly to find that valu­able, judg­ing from what I’ve seen of their work.)

Actu­al­ly, I just noticed that we had a choice of doing the unit 3 or the unit 4 writ­ing assignment. 

I did the assign­ment for unit 3. I think I might have been the only per­son to do so, since I did­n’t see any­one else post­ing theirs in the assigned fold­er. How­ev­er, it involved com­par­ing two of the works we read for that unit, and I chose the Analects of Con­fu­cius and the Ramayana. The pro­fes­sor lat­er said, “Oh, did­n’t I tell you? You did­n’t have to read the Ramayana.” I’m not entire­ly cer­tain she’ll be hap­py with an essay that’s based on one of the works she unas­signed (with­out telling us any­where that I could find.)

Since I know that I’m like­ly to be grad­ed down because of the delays in get­ting start­ed, I’ll prob­a­bly do both. That way IF she does­n’t like my essay for unit 3, I have anoth­er chance. It isn’t as if it’s going to take long to write the unit 4 essay in any case. (I have trou­ble refer­ring to such a tiny thing as a “paper.”)

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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