Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cheater, Redux

Loyal readers will perhaps remember an old blog post from about this time last year when-- in a series of weak moments-- I agreed to basically do my friends' English homework for them.

Well, this afternoon it happened again-- except this time around, it was my teacher.

Apparently, the lady who teaches my translation class (a joke to begin with) is enrolled in a master's program in English-Chinese comparative lit at another (presumably better) university across town.

So when only myself and one other person showed up to her class this afternoon, she put aside the textbook and told me that today's class would be my writing her English homework for her while she dictated it to me in Chinese (thus qualifying as translation). She gave the other student busy work, and had me write out her essay on William Blake's "Tiger" poem. As her ideas were half-baked to begin with, I wound up helping her with most of the analysis, as well.

I'm sick of this shit. I paid money to learn Chinese at this school, the classes are a waste of time, the students are all below me, there's no advanced listening or speaking components, and THE TEACHERS ARE MAKING ME DO THEIR ENGLISH HOMEWORK.

If I get a job, I'm just got to quit this school cold.


Nadia Chaudhury said...

is there any way you could enroll in a better school?

赵晨威 said...

Good question.

Yes, I could enroll in a better school, but the truth is I don't really want to. The last six years of my life have been filled with crappy schools and exciting and fulfilling self-learning.

I'm ready to give up on institutional learning altogether and just learn this shit on my own.

La Mama said...

Why didn't you just tell the teacher no? Is it fair to go ahead and do the copying, and then publicize it? I don't think so.