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If you ever had cancer yourself you would not make unfunny, insensitive comments
I had (three), and I did make them (unfunny, insensitive comments) all the time. Puts things in perspective.
There are lots of classes that require essays or projects where it is essentially a giant waste of the students time. This includes doing videos and presentations for almost any course (a really well taught audio production course wanted every student to do a video essentially repeating a subset of the same material he just did.
Same here. When I realised we were expected to do a video presentation, my only reaction was What the fuck???. I still can't understand the purpose of this.
On the other side, the course was very good, and the prof. pretty easy to follow.
Actually, 1984 never was. It was a very thinly disguised indictment of Stalinist URSS. And written in 1948. You can't be more transparent than that.