For a long time I've felt that the success of students in the social sciences and humanities in universities these days is determined by their faculties more by an aptitude for the correct intentions than by any aptitude for scholarship, let alone by actual scholarship itself — and in first- and second-year courses just the faintest hint of having any sort of intention will do.
Ontario's universities need an additional $300 million over the next three years…
Nothing again will ever make me surrender this opinion after reading The Elevator by Lisa Bridges, one of 2005's outstanding essays in the third-year Environmental Context class from the University of Wollongong's Science, Technology & Society department. Perhaps the only essay ever to actually reproduce the text "la la" three times, its academic credentials are apparently attested to by the inclusion of footnotes… and what very precious footnotes they are! The Elevator must be suffered to be believed!
Source: Tim Blair, via David Janes. Cross-posted to Dust my Broom.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Posted by MapMaster on Friday, January 26, 2007