Do You Give Out a Study Guide?
Hmm. The textbook simplifies a vast amount of material, then I
simplify it more in lecture. Then you want me to extract the most
important ten per cent of that and put it on a study guide,
so if you know most of it you can get an A.
So what you're saying is the cutoff grade for an A should be 10%,
Via Columbia, Top
Ten No Sympathy Lines (Plus a Few Extra)
An acerbic wit and also a university professor?
I'm surprised he's lasted this long.
I remember a few years ago talking to a friend of mine about the decline
of the Computer Science
and Engineering Department at FAU and I
was told, point blank (since this friend worked in the department) that the
department intentionally dumbed down the courses because too many
students were complaining about the difficulty of the course, and the
non-industry slant (I think they were teaching C at the time when C++ and
Java were hot) of the courses (my response was, “What? They expect a
university to be a trade school?”).
I'm still waiting for the day when people remember that an education is a
priviledge and not a right.
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