Picture, if you will, a child standing in front of a candy shop window, trying to make a choice.
Keep that picture in your mind as you watch an adult – the person in charge of whether or not you pass the class, as a matter of fact…
keep that picture in your mind as you listen to this person say “I want this paper to be 3-5 pages in length” and again as this person (no less than five minutes later, mind you) says “This paper should be ‘as long as it needs to be’”.
Yes, it’s incredibly frustrating. But do you stand up and scream “WILL YOU MAKE UP YOUR EFFING MIND ALREADY??!!??” at the kid in the shop window?
No. And neither should you scream it at the grown person standing before you. No matter how tempting it is.
Also? It’s better to drop the class and try again with a different professor than it is to “embrace the F” as I have in this one.
Do as I say, not as I do.