Wednesday, December 9, 2009

English Literature

My English Lit. professor is driving me insane! I am not sure if he really our papers before editing them or if he doesn't know what in the heck he is doing. I am currently in the process of writing an 8 page research paper on a book called "The Stranger" by Albert Camus. Yesterday I got back my rough draft with some insane edits on it.

For instance:
  • I wrote: "It could bring major destruction, huge change, and even death. When we don't live in the moment, these things can destroy us and/or our belief system."
  • His edit: He circled "these things" and asked "What things?"
REALLY? Didn't the sentence just before say what things?

and then:
  • I wrote: "Meursault doesn't look for justification for his own actions."
  • His edit: "Whose actions?"
Ummmm....starting to feel a bit insane here...
  • I wrote: "always honest, extremely carnal, and he only knows how to exist in the moment he is in."
  • His edit: "explain-expand on this."
The rest of my rough draft is expanding on that.

Again, I feel insane.

I am going to just write my paper, ignoring his ignorant editing, and tomorrow go talk to him (nicely of course, he still has control over my grade) and ask him to explain himself.

Good times.

1 comment:

  1. I might have to agree with your professor. Give me a call. :)



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