February 04, 2005

Remember, Kids: Lame Liberal Arts Requirements Kill Brain Cells

You know, when I was a senior in high school, I took a class called AP (Advanced Placement, for those who don't know) European History. I had to write a 3 page essay practically every other night, and each one usually took about an hour.

Fast forward to the present. I'm a sophomore in college, so I should be better at writing essays, right? You'd think so. But it's taken me an entire freakin' night to write 2 pages of my 3 page history essay. I'm still not done, and the dang thing is due in 10 hours.

This is going to be a looooooooooooong semester. I just want to make movies, dang it. Why is that so hard to understand?

Well, 40 minutes later, I'm done. And the essay is basically crap. I must've typed the word "African-American" about 100 times. I'm afraid to overuse "black" in a class where the writing guide warns against "jingoist nationalism" (see Wednesday's post).

Posted by CD on February 4, 2005 12:00 AM
Category: College
Semi-Intelligent Comments

They always said AP classes would prep you for college....the jury is out on that one.

Just be happy you're not a hard sciences major, otherwise you'd really have to be spending endless hours staring at textbooks.

Posted by: jaws at February 4, 2005 09:27 PM
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