By Sua - 19/09/2013 06:15 - Canada - Calgary
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So you have an unrealistic, overly dramatic life? Explains why you're on FML!
One time, I saw a guy sitting alone at a diner. I went up to him, grabbed a French fry, dipped it in ketchup, and ate it. I leaned down and whispered in his ear, "go ahead and tell your friends. They'll never believe you." I get the feeling this FML is related.
Well no one would believe Rose Tyler when she traveled across the universe in different time periods with the Doctor. Be glad you didn't fail the assignment!
Wouldn't a CREATIVE writing assignment want to be overly dramatic?
I hate a fair amount of teachers that teach some form of liberal arts... If it is not what they are into/are currently doing, they hate it and want you to do what they like, instead of guiding your own ideas. It's nearly impossible to grade art. There will be people that love it and hate it, for anything you do.
I agree with 44. If a story was like, written like this then I could, like, see, like, how the teacher would like, hate the story in a perspective of like, a naïve highschool girl. Drama is good, but there should be a certain balance. You can make a great fiction story with minimum drama.
There are some people who are just not good at creative writing. Just because it is based in reality does not mean the piece will come out good. I have been in countless creative writing classes and clubs and there is always the one person who writes something so convoluted you cannot even figure out what the plot is. Then, when they get to the critique part, they always freak out when someone suggests they cut out 1/2 of the shit-storm.
What's so creative about being realistic? Sounds like your school needs to get a new creative writing teacher.
Even in creative writing a plot has to be realistic as do characters. That doesn't mean the world itself, but the decisions and personalities as well as cultures have to be believable. Not saying OP deserved it because for all we know the story was great and the teacher was just a twat.
Honestly, if you're going to give your students a free form writing assignment, the only thing you should be talking points off for are, grammar errors and spelling mistakes. You don't get to choose what is, or is not, creative. It's like art, it's all about prospective, and symbolism. I don't think a light-bulb on the wall is art, but my framed blank sheet of paper speaks volumes to me.
You still got 74%! That's an awesome grade, I wouldn't complain too much OP, your life is obviously fabulously exciting.
I understand the higher bar in college/university; my courses required a 70% in each class as well as a cumulative 70% to be a pass for the course, but I've read about assignment grading/exams etc in some places where anything under 60% would be a fail, which doesn't seem fair (and seems randomly arbitrary to me too).
How can she consider a creative writing assignment as unrealistic? Isn't that sort of the point? Hopefully you provided enough details for it to make coherent sense.