Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman

The two English classes I am taking in this semester
really changed my world.

They taught me how to read and enjoy literature.

Many people do not like to read, and I am one of them, because
it requires thinking ability.

Because we are so lazy and do not like to use our brain
and visualized images such as DVD, TV programs, and movie spoil us
and take our thinking ability away,
we prefer them than books.

When we read a book, we are required to make visual images in our brain.
The images are based on our understanding from reading,
it naturally requires ability of thinking and knowledge we have,
no one can help us.

Reading good literature is the same as
meeting intelligent people
because it is the same as understanding the authors' thoughts.

It's a challenge.
It's learning.

I like to learn history because it is the same as learning people.
I heard the name of Langston Hughes in American history class,
and his name came up in English class also
- he is best know African-American writer during Harlem Renaissance.

I picked him for the topic of my research paper for English class
and learned he loved Walt Whitman - I love his energetic poems also -.

So, I had a little research on Whitman as well, and learned
he was a great man, just like a typical hero.

I want to know more about the world - intelligent people -,
they move the world, it's very interesting.

I said that to R, and he said,
"It's too interesting. That's why I can't stop studying."

To me, R is one of those intelligent people, though.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

College Students.


18 years old kids often scare me off.

They talk confidently on what they do not know, and do not realize at all that they are missing the point.

They are talented to create“Bullshit.”

One girl in my class complained about a professor,
“I hate she sometimes goes out to get a drink during the class!”
(But, the professor always goes out during we are writing a short essay though.)
“It just irritates me!!”
(You better do your homework first before complaining about the professor's attitude. I did not say that though.)

One professor said to me,
“No one can win 18 years old kids!
They know nothing, but they think they know everything!!”

I cannot believe there was a time when I was 18.
Was I like that?
Probably... because I was also 18.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Power

Critical thinking?
About society?
Most importantly, about yourself. It will make your life much better when you see yourself critical. No doubt.

What I would like to bring up is that my professor's way to conduct the class!
My professor of ENG112 does not her job properly at all! She does not do what she said in the class or the schedule made in advance at all! She expects us waiting all day for her assignments or whatever messages from her through the BlackBoard as if we have nothing else to do. She post the assignments 24 hours before the due and expects us to get them done and bring it to the class on the next day!

She also never reply to the emails! I already complained about these twice, but she does not try to improve her way. She introduced herself at the first class, she is a journalist and teaching at NOVA is her part time job. I don't care if it is her part time job or not, what I want is the serious attitude toward the class. I'm paying for the class, I'm not paying for her ambivalent attitude for the class. She decided to teach the class; she is responsible for the class.

And what if we do not follow her way??? It affects our grades!

I really cannot believe this that an "JOURNALIST" can do this kind of sloppy job. I'm really disappointed about her.