Thursday, July 9, 2009

Week 1, GSP 410

Wow. I mean, wow. I'm having a really hard time not being cynical about my first assignment for this semesters class.

First off, I had to install another program and I really dislike doing that. Especially demo trial-ware of a program I've never heard of and I'm unlikely to use. The program is called SmartDraw, and though it has some decent looking features, it isn't the sort of thing I do every day. The extent of what we did could be done in Word, or Powerpoint, two much more logical choices in the long term. Plus, it bothers me a little that the class assignment is to download and use and turn in work done with a trial demo software. I wonder what the SmartDraw people would think of DeVry using their software this way?

Here's the instructions as I saw them, the the bad grammar, spelling and missing instructions as is.

And this is what I had to do to it.

That's it. Well, that's one third of the assignment, though it was just as simple. Basically select the shape and then fill in the wording as it appears in the book. I hope I can actually learn something from this class. Something outside the "discussion" area, where in my experience to date, little has be learned.

1 comment:

Todd said...

Hi Ryan,

What is the name of the professor that has instructed you to download SmartDraw?


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