During my ever-s0-brief stint in college, I had problems with, of all things, English.
That’s a little embarrassing to admit now, but it’s true. I struggled with English. Not so much the class itself, but the assignments. They didn’t seem to be much related to English as a language, and they certainly didn’t do much to enrich my command of it either. There were a series of papers, given by a young woman with thick glasses who was, as far as I could tell, trying to assert her position in the class over the students. In retrospect, this was likely because she wasn’t very much older than we were, was a bit mousy and mealy-mouthed, and had to click here to continue reading this entry