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Friday, October 24, 2008

An afternoon of rambling, catching up and then relaxing

I'm about to delve into catching up on an entire month of BA. Yeah, so, I've been slacking (surprise, surprise). My level of apathy in that class is beyond reason. I actually care about all my other classes this semester, which is incredible. I really like my other classes. Even Con Law II, which I was afraid was going to be bad, because the professor seemed like a bit of a douche at the beginning. But he's actually a really good teacher, and doesn't spend the whole time Socratizing people and instead, he just goes over the material.

I hate the Socratic method. I think it's complete rubbish. Maybe for those of you who go to top law schools with highly intelligent people, you might get something out of a class where mostly your classmates talk rather than the professors. Here at Mediocre Law, nuh uh. And I fully admit, I'm one of those people bringing down the intelligence of the discussion during class. Oh, I can speak quite well, most of the time. But when I'm put on the spot, I tend to freeze like a deer in headlights, and lord only knows what sort of Sarah Palin-esque word salad is going to come out. I'm fine if I volunteer, and I usually try to do so in classes where that will get me participation points and prevent me from getting called on. But ick, I hate the Socratic method. Just stop dicking around and tell me what I need to know for the exam.

So, on this rainy, but still reasonably warm, afternoon, yours truly is curling up on the couch with a soy chai latte and a ton of BA materials. Tonight I'm going to a classmate's house for zombie movie night. I'm definitely not a fan of zombie movies, but said I would attend if one of the movies shown is Shaun of the Dead. I'm a British TV geek, and a big fan of Simon Pegg. I really wanted to see How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, but I don't think it even showed here. Supposedly it opened two weeks ago and I have never seen it listed. I guess I have to wait for the DVD.

1 comment:

Cee said...

"Sarah Palin-esque word salad" THAT IS HILARIOUS :) I can't imagine who actually likes the Socratic method- ew! I freeze up too, fortunately I haven't had many teachers past my 1L year that use it that strictly.