Friday, November 7, 2008

My Gripe on School

School doesn't teach students to write, or communicate clearly, concisely, eloquently, or even articulately, yet it is typical for students to feel tremendous self-gratification by good grades. As in a society such as this, good grades are essentially understood to precisely equal intelligence, though good grades indicate an ability to learn quickly and fully. Sadly, or at least by my perspective, I feel school doesn't properly offer a sanctuary for articulate growth and expressive ingeniousness, but inversely a standard, objective-based teaching process that focuses solely on factual, menial learning, and not on the true enjoyment one may feel when appropriately and accurately expressing and assessing the deep, abstract feelings and emotionally-tied words of themselves and others clearly and concisely (which may quite possibly be two words that are least likely to ever be witnessed apart); which in part results in society with the common public accepting of the fact that our nation's most prominent politicians don't even write their speeches that they are heroically quoted in history by. It's actually quite a sad reflection on Americans' general ability to express themselves, which has by early teaching potentially been impedimented by a lack of emphasized English classes.

Maybe I am hypocritical in this assessment, and may not be eloquent or articulate by any and every regard possible. Although I do know for a fact that my detestation for traditional, by-the-books students who perceive themselves intelligent is extreme. Nosy, little, teacher's-pet students who learn nothing independently, criticize anyone who has dissimilar thoughts than he or she does, and use no diction other than the diction used by his or her teacher pains me to an unimaginable extent to say the least. As I feel I do everything in my mere or potentially great power I withhold to avoid such a circumstance.

I am self-taught,
I am pretentiously articulate, eloquent,
communicationally logical,
I am not the typical student,
as I am Michael Lenoch, I am learning each and every day


Anonymous said...

You are uneducated.
You are pretentiously inarticulate, nonsensical and senseless.
You are not a typical person.
You are Michael Lenoch, creator of literary goatse, and you are getting more annoying every day.

Impedimented is not a word. It is "impeded." Maybe you should've paid a little more attention in school Mike.

Anonymous said...

Attention to Detail said...

I used pretentiously to indicate a sense of modesty;
I used the word 'impedimented' sensibly, as the blogspot's spell checker affirmed its existence as a word;
What in God's great Earth does 'goatse' mean?;
And who are you, anonymous user, likely to never return to this very site, unproven in the art of literacy, who are you, who are you... to call blasphamy to my skill and intellect as a writer- how could anyone write as I just had by being as you so simply put it 'uneducated'?

Anonymous said...

The word is spelled "blasphemy" with an e. Bravo Mike.

And no, impedemented is not a word. Try using something like "hindered" next time instead.

Also the way that you write is far from eloquent. It is a compliment to even call it coherent. You have little knowledge of proper sentence structure, punctuation ( as evidenced by your use of semicolons) or syntax.

P.S. Try googling goatse.

Anonymous said...

Woops, spelled "impedimented" with an e. My bad.

Attention to Detail said...

At the very, very, least, essential aspect of my writing, I have originality in sentiment, in depth of thought, and in vocabulary.

And seeing as though the majority, if not all of you anonymous commentators have found this blog from my facebook status, I can only assume you all attend Ignatius.

I definitely have acquired what seems to be a poor reputation.

Attention to Detail said...

I would also like to know why you people, who are obviously students stand by what school forces you to do; and not question how it will be beneficial, what it will or not do for your life later on, and is it worth spending all that time, money, and effort.

Not that I would exactly ever drop out, but it's simply interesting to dissect the values and the hive-minded psychology students have when attending school.

For example; why do students seemingly never examine exactly what the teacher is trying to teach when given an assignment? As opposed to menially performing the task, without learning much other than the dynamic of working arduously and resiliently; ultimately filling the student with a sense of gratification.

You are all in my eyes typical students; for obvious reasons, one being that none of you have proven yourselves in the art of writing, yet you have all taken the liberty of utterly bashing my work as if it were that of a preschooler.

Thanks jerks

Attention to Detail said...

One more thing -- I indicated an even more intense sense of modesty by calling myself possibly hypocritical. That's something you're likely to never find in writing.

Also, Mr. Retard, you have no understanding of coherence.

Anonymous said...

You are just too much fun Mike. Here's a piece of honest constructive criticism. You should go read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Now that is the epitome of clarity, eloquence and conciseness. Only 10 sentences and 272 words that summed up the ideals of the United States. You have a twisted view of what constitutes good writing. It is not about building overly complex sentence strucutre or trying to cram as varied and obscure an array of diction as possible.

And FYI, I am, well lets just say a bit older than you are and am in post-secondary education at a very respected university so please don't talk down to me as a "typical student" when you are still in high school.

Attention to Detail said...

Well, my point is; students only do what they must, learn what they must, and remember what they must. All else who do more are well in the minority of students.

As it holds true and truer each day, no matter what school you may attend, people are illogical, unvaried in his or her diction, and at times, blatantly stupid.

Oh, and I taught myself German [with correct pronounciation, people think I'm German because it's that good], FYI