The “prime” issues concerning problematic evaluative systems in creative undergraduate curricula.
Here’s my beef with grades: they’re distracting. In artistic fields of study, grades prove more harmful than beneficial because they are heavily subjective. Grade point averages are valued above quality of product. In art-driven fields, where the product is the centerpiece, this is extremely detrimental. Art education is supposed to cultivate and spur the seeds of creativity, not water them down with subjective evaluations of your worth. Speaking as a student in Virginia Tech’s graphic design program, more often than not students’ capabilities are limited when their minds are oriented towards getting an “A” on a project rather than testing new strategies. …
Our education system is clucked up.
Go to class. Take notes. Listen to the lecture while you check your phone instead of taking notes. Listen to the sorority girls behind you talk about formals instead of paying attention to the lecture. Curse yourself for not taking more notes. Curse yourself for not paying attention to the lecture.
That’s the informal syllabus of many college classes today. I know, because I’ve been in those college classes, before I crossed the road and made it to the other side. And let me tell you, this side is so much better.
The line spanned only ten people long, but the boxes amassed atop each other as if it stretched out the door. Taunting yellow papers protruded from between the layers and layers of containers, as if sticking their tongues out at us.
Their tagline is “Wait Less. Live More.” But, during prime dinner hours, Tapingo is a hungry hypocrite.
The “convenient” app only benefits those who have thirty spare minutes to schedule a pickup time for meals. But, what about the rest of us? Maybe we don’t have the luxury or convenience of time, and resultantly, are forced into lines where priority is handed to those online customers who do. …