I got it.
But do you really need to whine those words a million times a class period?
You whine about journal writing--even though I give you a topic to write about.
You whine when it's time to work on your draft--even though I gave you a topic to write about.
You whine when it's time to revise--even though I give you suggestions for revision.
But you know what I think?
I think you are lazy. I think you don't want to think. I think that no matter what I say, you think Creative Writing should be a sluff class.
In Creative Writing, WE WRITE EVERY DAY.
Writing makes you think and feel and believe in something. It strengthens brain muscles.
Writing helps you make sense of the world. It lets you explore the world around you.
Writing is joyful, and depressing, and illuminating. It is hard work.
There is no job out there where you will not have to write and communicate. Suck it up and write.