Sunday, November 11, 2012
Speedy Rant: "Popular Class"
You claim that students love your class because it's a very popular subject. That's nowhere near the truth. No one, in the history of the world, has ever loved that subject, not even those doing dissertations on it. It's renowned for being an unpopular subject.
The reason they're lining up to take your class? Solely because they know you will give them an easy A for simply showing up to class, or not. Let's face it: students who have disappeared for three weeks at a time have not only passed, but earned an A- in your class. That's IT, the only reason they want to get into your class.
So don't stand in the hallways gloating about how the waiting list for your class is 18 miles long and that everyone loves the subject.
You have tenure, so you feel you can slack off, but seriously, we all hate you.