Of course, this means I get a flood of emails today from precious little snowflakes who: 1.) Put off studying until the last minute, 2.) Did not bother to attend the review, and 3.) Assume that I would be just thrilled to take time out of my nice Sunday afternoon with my husband to respond to their frantic correspondence. A few of my favorites:
- An email from a male student (I have no idea who he is) sent to both myself and my fellow female TA. I haven't even read it yet. I had to stop when I saw that he had titled his email to us, "Hey Girlies!"
- The student who urgently needed to know whether several assigned readings posted online were "necessary to know for the test." No, of course not, precious. The prof just assigns them for the hell of it.
- The Incredibly Broad Please-Tell-Me-Everything Email, in which the student simply asks what he needs to know for the test (This one I may actually respond to, because at least he had the common courtesy to use an appropriate salutation--he even gave me a "Thanks" at the end).
- Email from a student whining about how "there's a lot of stuff in some of the lectures" and she needs to know if she really has to study all of it.
- My personal favorite: The student who emails to ask me what the format of the test is (e.g. essay? true/false? multiple choice?) Like he just couldn't be bothered to attend the first day of class, read the syllabus, look at the class website, or be in class last week when the format was, once again, reiterated.