I don't like how my English class has been working lately.
Let's read something somewhat confusing! Okay, now go discuss it in groups, but not just "What do you think it means" or anything like that, no, more like "Group over there: only talk about setting. Group over there: discuss the biblical allusions." [As a side point, I was in the later group, and as far as any of us could tell, there was only one real allusion. There was one other possible one that she seemed to like, but it didn't actually make any sense to the rest of the story.] Okay guys, now let's have an awkward class discussion in which you say things that don't really fit together or make much sense outside of your groups since you don't have time to fully explain your points and such. Okay, well we have 5 minutes left of class. Go write a page on what you think the theme is! Be sure to use lots of quotes!
And we've done this like 3 times already and are probably going to do it again tomorrow. It also doesn't help that I almost always disagree with the teacher on the meanings, etc. of the things we read.
Edit: Hmm, would probably go better in the rant thread, but animeHrmIne's post reminded me, so I'll leave it here.
poxic wrote:You, sir, have heroic hair.
(Avatar by Sungura)
poxic wrote:I note that the hair is not slowing down. It appears to have progressed from heroic to rocking.