30 January, 2009

Irony's Edge

It is one of the great ironies of academic life that the work you think is fantastic will be poorly received, and the work you think is dull and unimaginative will be seized upon as interesting and worthy of note. Every student on the planet remembers the essays they thought was a sure A+ being returned covered in red ink, or the half-assed piece of shit they tossed off 4 hours before the deadline coming back with WOW!!! scrawled across the top. It's as frustrating as anything, but in the end, at least it's predictable.