Posted 13 February 2005 - 01:55 PM
I am taking a Graphic Design Class at my High School, and I just cannot STAND IT!.
I went there to learn how to do stuff...realating to Graphic Design, but I have a teacher who doesnt even know how to use the programs.
She brushes over Photoshop, Indesign, and now Illustrator ever so sligtly....she teaches us the things that could be eaisly figured out by yourself.
Then when make something for a project (like we had to make a Brochure for a city in San Diego County). Well I figured all I needed to do was lay out a design for a Brochure, put some pictures of stuff...then just fill it with placeholder text in the places where text would go.
It ends up that she gives me half Credit, because of that. It could just be me, but I thought graphic designers, design layouts of things, and make photos, and edit photos and such....not make up stuff about a city, write a review, and give directions to it!
And Lots of times she doesnt even know what she is doing, she will try to show us something on the projector, and she cant even do it herself, so she goes over to one of the Graphic Design Geeks (she calls em that too), and asks how he did it. Then she goes back and shows the class!!!
She has even admited that she has never tooken a Computer Clas in her life, she takes pride in the fact that "she taught herself how to do this".
I also have her for webdesign, now I have taught myself HTML, by using tutorials off the internet, before I took this class. I designed the best Site in the class (all my friends agree), and I get half Credit!!!, She says I stole Code.....You know when you roll your mouse over an image it has some text-pop-up about it....yeah...she thinks I stole the ALT tag.....How can you steal a command in HTML....wouldnt that mean I couldnt use the <P> tag to make a Paragraph break?
Also got 1/2 Credit because I didnt stay exactly to the storyboard I made, before hand. I think that Lots of people have changes in thier minds when they come up with better ideas than what they had before, like I did, so my webpage and the storyboard where different looking.
Also I couldnt get the full 10 pages done, because of a habit of hers...She tells us when a project is due just days before, like on tuesday she said i was due thursday.
So I ended up taking a bigger bite than I can chew, but no one ever knew the due date, its STOOPID!!! Geez, What the heck do you expect me to do in 2 hours, and I still had had 4 pages to do. She wont let us work on it at home, becuase we might Steal from other websites, so an hour a day is all the we get to work on it. (about 40 minits to be exact). She is just soooo...INSANE!
Well thats my rant....just wanted to let off some steam.