This summer, I took a terrible graduate course and spent a fair amount of time complaining about it on this blog. It wasn't challenging (except the sitting through it). I learned nothing (except just how low the quality of courses could go at Towson). Etc, etc.
Well, today I received an e-mail from the instructor of one of my two fall courses. Emphasis mine:
"___________ is considered one of the most challenging courses in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program. Successful completion is dependent on excellent time management, perseverance, high levels of critical thinking and analysis, application of course content to your professional setting, and graduate level communication and writing skills. While the course is excruciatingly challenging at times, past students rate the course especially high for learning new skills and knowledge --really new! -- and usefulness in the work setting. You will have advanced professional skills to be proud of at the conclusion of the course."
It appears I got what I've asked for.
The message also states that if we plan on missing one class (it's a Saturday course), we can plan now on dropping the course or failing. I guess that means there's no National Council of Teachers of English convention for me this year.
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