Sunday, June 13, 2004

I have a 2 hour test tomorrow for construction and an assignment due this Friday so there is light
at the end of the tunnel. My last two marks for the architectural design paper have been fairly average. Project number 3 got a B-. I can't complain about that as it was, despite a lot of effort, a very ordinary building that I had designed and the review for it had been rather bad. Project number 4 got a B+ for its troubles. I was a bit disappointed with that as I put a huge amount of effort in, had a good review and I thought it was the best thing I had done this trimester. However, marks overall for other students were quite low which I think is also a reflection of the teaching(or lack of) and average communication skills of the staff at the university - they are not very good at explaining what they want out of a project.
As the trimester nears an end I can say that I still really enjoy architecture, despite the best efforts of some of the university staff, but I can't say that I don't overly enjoy some aspects of the university. As some graduates have told me, its a matter of trying to struggle through and developing a very thick skin. A number of others already haven't been able to do this and have pulled out during this term. It is certainly not value for money, but its a matter of trying to keep the long term goals in sight...and them eating my dust as I take off asap in 3 and 1/2 years time.

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