Bad Lecturers

A blind lecturer leading the blind students. That is what happening in my university for literature courses. Lecturers talk about literature like it is already at the back of their hands, but in fact what they know is just a handful of dust. The worst part of it, most students don’t know that they are being misled or that they themselves are making serious academic errors in their research.

Most of the lectures here are not competent enough to be labeled as an “ideal reader” in order to lead fresh undergraduates who are coming into literature without a strong prior literary experience. I have two lecturers who are feminist and favor only feminist text. One of them is only a fiction reader who admits to the students that he/she doesn’t have an affinity towards poetry. Come on, you are a lecturer; you should be reading EVERYTHING about literature from A to Z. There must be no ‘what I like or don’t like’ when you are a lecturer (and critic), because your job is to provide intellectual judgment on what is considered a great work of literature. More importantly, when you are teaching literary theories, you should be teaching them with equal concentration and depth. Most literary students are not serious academician or literature wizard. They just read what they want to read for the sake of pleasure and catharsis. So, when they encounter theories like structuralism and deconstruction, they will immediately go to sleep because it’s just too dammmm technical and boring; especially when lecturers don’t know how to teach them or treat the subject fairly.

Comments

saat omar said…
haha maybe u too advance even for your own lecturer Azriq...
Wan Nor Azriq said…
hehe no,I'm just stating my dissatisfaction.
Anonymous said…
agree.poor us. both boring, dry and dull. the other tu one syok sendiri to the max. poor, poor, poor us.


saz
Yusuf Nur said…
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shuhada said…
hehehe..
marah nampak ;)
macam tau ja you cakap pasal sapa..

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