Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Yesterday was simultaneously my favorite and least favorite day of library science school.

Favorite because the topic was philosophy. And when asked what philosophers we knew from different centuries I could throw out names like the best of them. And say why they were important. And even quote famous lines from them when called for. Which it sometimes was.

Least favorite because I gave a mediocre speech. One of those speeches where you tried to prepare, but when you're up there you feel like you hadn't, and you want to sit down the entire time, and also leave the classroom and not come back.

Our professor told us we could teach however we wanted. The situation was hypothetical and it was up to us to decide the details and the topic, as well as the mode of presenting. Everyone else decided to be so digital. Websites. Powerpoints. Etc. I on the other hand, was so analog, and showed books. Real books.

It seemed appropriate for my chosen topic, or what I wanted to get at. But afterward and during I felt inadequate.

As I wasn't one of the first to go, maybe I could have tried harder to be creative, to rack my brain for a last minute electronic fix. But alas, I was tired and couldn't be bothered.

3 comments:

Jendar said...

so is grad school. thank goodness we only have one year left.

Newt said...

I wish I could have been there...

Rachel. said...

I wish that too, but got a decent grade, so I suppose it all worked out in the end.