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31 August 2015 @ 06:03 am
Teacher's pest  
10 things professors hate
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tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on August 31st, 2015 10:43 am (UTC)
Good list. I would add, "never ask will this be on the test?"
Marissa Lingenmrissa on August 31st, 2015 02:03 pm (UTC)
Okay, but...

3a, for professors: end class on time. I had a professor who regularly ended class 10-15 minutes late. Except...class periods were 10 minutes apart. So my friend Nell and I were constantly flinging ourselves across campus and panting "sorrysorrysorry" at our next professor. Eventually we did start packing things up before she was done--except it was an important math class, so we couldn't, entirely. We'd have our coats zipped, our bags ready to go...and our notebooks and pens still out, still taking notes. ARGH.

10a, for professors: teach to the level of freaking college. When I was slouching in my chair looking bored and furious, it was because a professor were teaching at a ninth grade level or below, and nobody has time for that bullshit. At least mark the remedial classes remedial so we don't waste our time.
amaebiamaebi on September 1st, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
3a. True.

10a. I am afraid that I think that it's typically more of a problem that/when profs act as if, because they taught this material to last year's level n class, this year's level n class should operate at level n+1. I have also been deeply impressed by the amnesia of level n-1 material exhibited by level n students.
amaebiamaebi on September 1st, 2015 01:34 am (UTC)
Too. True.