A Boston liberal arts college will close:
My partner made a batch of homemade mead. It's dry and amazing, and goes perfectly well with post-draft relaxation
#introductions Hello (again)! It's been a while since I've used this account, so I figured I'd introduce myself again.
I'm Connor, I'm an undergrad studying Computer Science and Technology, Arts, and Media. I'm interested in (and starting to research) human centered computing, building tools for communities, and project-based learning. I also do some machine learning hackery for fun, and I pretend to be a glitch artist sometimes. :)
3 classes done, 2 to go. Almost to the finish line for this semester. :CoffeePot:
Oh, and all the articles I've read about this fail to take into account that student "laziness" could originate from having to work, having family, mental illness, etc. It's a complicated subject, but assigning grades usually fails to resolve it. Companies should have to determine skill level themselves instead of depending on an extremely unreliable number to assign 'good employee' or 'bad employee'
Students who complain, of course, just got bad grades or are lazy and didn't want to put the work in. The fact of the matter is, in a vacuum, each student would study what they wanted and internal motivation should be enough. Unfortunately, the pressures of the job market, crippling student loans, and the focus on learning only to improve your career blow any idealistic dreams of internal motivation clean out of the water. Grades are still evil, though.
Rather than allowing for a deep dive into interesting topics, these classes necessarily force students into cramming worthless knowledge about an entire topic instead of focusing on the areas that interest them, and in fact punish those who do so by forcing assignments into easily-gradable lists of requirements that restrict creativity.
Grades as a concept are inherently flawed, and only serve to undermine the inherent joy in learning. They're used as a crutch by bad professors to blame complaints on "a bad grade," and repeatedly hamstring good professors by forcing them to teach to a curriculum and divide a class into convenient chunks.
Serban Enache, The New Europe on the GO
Romania is not so far away, but it is such a long way to go there and for Romania to come here. They are in Europe with all the other romance-language countries of Europe, but it has not adopted the Euro - YET??? - but Serban Enache has a position of his own on the subject. Get out of the Euro, which Romania cannot do of course.
I try to be positive and what not, I really do. But it’s hard to be positive when someone on a power trip is screwing your chances of getting into the clinicals for nursing and even when you answer questions correctly, she’ll still mark you wrong *because you didn’t answer the question the way she wanted it answered*
El espacio para la protesta en el Reino Unido se ve cada vez más amenazado y la red Netpol se encarga de documentarlo. Un artículo especialmente relevante a la luz de la reciente sentencia contra los 15 de Stanstead. #Stansted15:
Exams as a tool of education are worse than worthless. They add a massive amount of stress, and for what? To prove that I can remember some arbitrary facts for 2 hours? That has nothing to do with what I gained from the class or what I will take away from it. Students gain nothing from exams, particularly large ones, and particularly particularly many large ones in the span of a few days. There's nothing worthwhile about it.
Grad school? More like "place where I go to tell my committee, 'simmer down" school
Ful Medammas for supper tonight
Someone set up a fairy house on the walking trail.
Trying to explain to programming friends I want their suggestion of a language to use for a research project... and they're entirely unhelpful in giving me any useful advice.
All I want to do is to integrate some old archival lists of names into an API to try to gender them as appropiate.
If "GB Shaw was an insufferable pomp his entire life" was my thesis statement, I would've had this paper done three times over by now.
Research is arduous but, in addition to gleaning the exact information you're looking for, the best feeling is when you find out irrelevant but nonetheless amazingly baffling facts.
Anyway, renown playwright GB Shaw, in his youth, once stole a stroller and ran so fast with it the baby flew out into the street. He then proceeded to run away and never found out what happened to the baby.
This capstone paper was proposed and outlined by me and it's everything I wanted it to be but man, I might just be in over my head.