The Irreverent Professor

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First Week of Classes…Do They Remember?

Classes officially start at my university on Wednesday.  I am guessing, however, that my students aren’t even thinking about that, despite it being two days away.  Why?

(1) Because it’s still two days away.  After using the college-student-to-grown-up conversion formula, that’s roughly the equivalent of 732 days.  Do you know what you are doing in 732 days?  I thought not.  It’s all the time in the world to remember what classes they’ve registered for, check with their friends to see what they registered for, check Rate My Professors to see if they got a “good” (translation: easy) professor and besides, add/drop is for another week so classes don’t really start until the end of that.

(2) Because (a) its their last semester and they are totally freaked out about college coming to an end and being thrust into the real world or (b) its not their last semester and they are dreading slogging through another one because it seems like graduation will never come.

(3) Perhaps most importantly, the BCS National Championship is today and the world doesn’t continue past that.  Even my 3 year old son knows that.  So who am I to argue?

Roll Tide, Roll.

Carpe 15!

Can I get an itty-bitty Roll Tide?

Can I get an itty-bitty Roll Tide?

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2 thoughts on “First Week of Classes…Do They Remember?

  1. sespain on said:

    My professor talked about Ratemyprofessor.com the other day in class. You might find it interesting… http://simulatedstimulation.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/ratemyselfprofessor-com/

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    • I _love_ Rate My Professor. I don’t always love what my students post about me….but I think it’s a great “real” tool to help students pick classes based on peer reviews. It’s the TripAdvisor of college! Thanks for sharing.

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