Thanks for the comment. You're very right about everything. :-)
I mentioned on the game page that I failed to incorporate the theme (I had a pretty bad idea about working in the sunlessness of your average seminar room and trashed it shortly after) and it just kind of developed in this direction. I still met the basic ruleset in my opinion and didn't want to drop out, so I posted the result nonetheless. I kind of like the idea that the role one plays will be fixed to "student with mindset x" and expresses itself through writing and research rather than the usual methods, but I'm convinced that won't be everybody's cup of tea.