Tuesday, September 13, 2005

falling behind?

Professor Evidence was saying the other day that we’re already way behind [on the syllabus] because we lost a day because of the hurricane.

So far in more than half of my classes (including last year) we ended up falling behind. So my question is, why don’t professors figure out that they almost always fall behind? Why don’t they build in a couple of extra days onto the end of class and if they cover everything with two days remaining, either cancel class or go into some extra stuff?

I realize that every word out of every professor’s mouth is important but surely over the course of an entire semester’s worth of work they could find a few pages of reading here and there to trim and then build in a couple of extra days at the back end. Hurricanes might not always happen but something always seems to happen—people get sick (even professors!), they get busy, they go off to a conference, etc.

5 Comments:

At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The school has already figured extra hours into the curriculum because they know that we'll miss class due to hurricanes, but they still manage to find a way to fall behind.

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You ever figure out what happened to Lawfool? It seems like he evaporated.

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rumor has it that fool transferred to a school that my sources tells me rhymes with pichigan.

just a rumor though. i honestly don't know if it's true. i think it's a top 10 school though...

 
At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your evidence prof is tre bene. He didn't care too much about falling behind in Crim Pro--but you can't really fall behind in a course that would take years to teach. I don't know if evidence is the same way.

Again, stick with Prof. Evidence. He's a rising superstar!

 
At 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Anon-- here's a tissue for you.

 

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