Sister Corita Kent Ten Rules Analysis

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Having a set of rules to follow almost seems contradictory to what it means to be a designer and an individual. Designer are told to think outside of the box; do what has never been done before when creating. Individuals don’t classify themselves as a category, going outside of societal rules. However, while many rules are meant to be broken or bent, as a student rules are vital to the cohesion and learning inside a school environment.
Sister Corita Kent’s ten rules apply to students, engaging us to get the best out of our education while realizing students are people, not learning machines. The second and third rules are all about students. The second rule helps reiterate that teachers are in the class so students can ask them questions, something all students
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While finding a good, trusting place to go is a fine thing, people are trained to stay in comfortable places. The challenge is finding new paths, places, and people, especially in a university setting where there are so many new things to explore. The easiest way to survive college is a routine that takes a person on the same route, interacting with the same people, studying and living in the same places. Without exploration and taking a risk, so many ventures will be left undone. While having a trusting place is fine, it is significantly less helpful than being encouraged to take risks. Rule ten is also less helpful, but only because the meaning is not very clear. I understand that she is letting her readers know that breaking rules, even her rules, is okay. However, the last half of the rule does not make sense. Rule breaking and the number of quantities there are don’t seem like they go in the same category. The tenth rule would make more sense if it were about being able to add temporary amendments or other rules to a set of personal rules to make it easier to bend and break other rules. This set up would make the tenth rule more universal and less
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