I am grading the exams for the class I TA'ed.
82 exams with three essay questions.
If I read the phrase "Children are our future" one more time, I swear to god I am setting the whole stack of exams on fire.
As soon as I see this phrase, my eyes glaze over and I actually vomit in my mouth a little.
I think they are trying to inspire someone - but god knows who that person is..unless it is to inspire me to knock off four points of their possible ten....
Oh, and Education undergrads? Don't try to bullshit me. I KNOW what existentialism is - really. Like I have read Sartre and Camus - the real books, not just cliff notes. Throwing in words and phrases that you honestly don't know anything about will confuse me a little at first, but then it will annoy me. That does not bode well for your final grade.
In addition, the phrases "cultural mosaic", "melting pot of diversity", and "Teaching multiculturalism will help curb racism/intolerance" also pisses me off a little - cause I did a Masters Thesis on this topic. I'm not one of those feel good politically correct white people.
"Children are our future" .....hahhahahhhahahhahhhahahhhahha.