Creative WritingSaid the tutor to his student
“Can you write a little verse,
There’s a deadline coming shortly
I need money in my purse.
How eagerly all your colleagues are finishing their consignments
Hang tutorials, hang the feedback, hang any such refinements.”
“I find it very difficult,”
His acolyte replied,
“To write even a quatrain
That’s got anything inside.
You may be pushed to produce for them / something down on paper,
But isn’t this academic stuff a rather empty caper?”
“For heaven’s sake stop chattering
Just scribble, scribble, scribble,
I promise not to read it
So I’ll never know it’s drivel.
The aim of our activity / is to produce something that’s measurable,
You must be joking if you thought that learning would be pleasurable.”
“…And further more,” the tutor said,
“I don’t expect much thought.
Get through that module double quick
The way that you’ve been taught.
Keep at it, and on no account / must you pause to think at all -
In this kind of education there’s no time to be original.
“A little bit of this and that
Is all you can expect.
There’s no time to study here -
Download it from the internet!
All you need is IT skills, an awareness of the cut-off date.
You won’t remember anything , but you’ll get a good Certificate.”