My phonetics class is so stupid, so utterly uncomprehensibly silly that I must now rant about it instead of studying for a midterm for the same class, happening tomorrow.
First, I was shafted on assignment 1 because, being away, I did not have the chance to form a group, and no one replied to my request for a group on the class discussion list. I also got shafted on assignment 2 because instead of working with the very capable group that I had found, I was forced into working with another group since the nature of the project required that there be 9 groups in the class, and not 8. My group mates, unfortuantely, consisted of a guy who was willing to put in only slightly more effor than I (read: next to none), and another guy who was pretty much useless.
So, now, assignment 3 is due in a week. Fortunately for me, I got back together with the above mentioned capable group. Unfortunately for me, the assignment is beyond idiotic.
Even though it is supposed to be a group project, the report to be submitted has to be done individually. Now, this isn’t so unusual until you consider the fact that the other parts of the project consists of gathering data, and giving a presentation on the analysis of said data. This analysis is also what the report is supposed to contain. So, we need to work as a group to do the project, except the report we hand in must be done individually, except that the report is identical in content to what we need to work as a group on, and…
DOES NOT FUCKING COMPUTE!
Frankly, this is the worst instructor/course offering I’ve ever had, and that includes CMPT 101. If it wasn’t for the fact that I actually find the subject area interesting, and that there weren’t other courses I could take, I would have dropped this class after the first week. I mean, for God’s sake, I actually enjoy learning about the subject area.
I can’t wait until it’s finally over.