Now, I have some pretty strong political feelings, and one of them is that my politics are my own business. The idea of being graded on my opinion (in effect) rankled me. Lets be real here. If I sent in a letter that adopted a stance they felt was not helpful to the profession of Occupational Therapy, I would not get a good grade. To be sure, they are not merely checking the letter for spelling errors and to insure that I knew how to write a business letter.
Having us compose the letter was bad enough, but sending the letter off, whether I want it sent off or not, irks me. But a grade is a grade. I dutifully went off to the website and I took action on two things via e-mail. I wrote my letter, which was easier that I expected, once I discovered that I did feel strongly about arbitrary caps to medicare outpatient treatment, and Lord knows, that is something that would affect the profession, but still, being forced to get politically involved because your teacher has assigned it...oi...it still rankles me to no end.
So tell me: Is this one of those mountain out of a molehill things?