Freshman Seminar: Weekly Response Haikus from a Student to her Professor
Week 1Freshman in college So hard to make friends; guess I’m Just smarter than them
Comments: Adjusting to college can be tough. Drop by my office if you ever need to talk. Good use of a semicolon. --Professor Evans
Week 2 Far from home I meet Someone who exposes me To a whole new world
Comments: Glad to hear you’re having a better experience here. Also, avoid pop culture references in your writing; you’ll forget all about Jasmine and Aladdin once we study the Romantics! --Professor Evans
Week 3 O Wise Professor, You teach so much that isn’t On the syllabus
Comments: Sounds like your intellectual life has become very fulfilling.
Week 4 A young woman’s heart Beats for the first time for such An amazing man
Comments: ...good use of enjambment.
Week 5 Can’t wait one more day Take me tonight and teach me How womanhood feels
Week 6 Alone in this world Rejected by the one who Has stolen my heart
Comments: This is Beth, Professor Evans research fellow. He asked me to do comments for your work. Your treatment is a bit trite, but the subject is certainly resonant. Don’t worry, you’ll get over it.
Week 7 How dare you toy with My heart from your place of pow’r Men are such assholes
Comments: Beth again. Took a look at your earlier work. Uh, glad to see you focus on more universal themes.
Week 8 Don’t care about this Poetry is the dumbest Maybe I should try being a psych major
Comments: Probably not a bad idea.