We all thought my freshman comp teacher was a real weirdo. He was a hard ass and we didn't really like him. He had a particular kind of arrogance that doesn't really bother me (if you are good and you know it, I don't find that arrogant), but it did add to the pressure. We hated his class. But within a few semesters I realized what I had learned from him. Even now, more than a quarter of a century later, I still think of that class. A few years ago I learned that he had passed away and I still regret that I never got around to thanking him.
I love it, Prof. Tingle...
I love it too! On order! Thank you! =)
How do you do this for a class of 100?Legend has it that Henry Kissinger repeatedly returned a paper to a student, writing on it only, "Is this the best you can do?" After enough tries, his student said, "Yes! This is the best I can do!" Kissinger reportedly said, "Fine. I'll read it now." I couldn't get away with that. (But then, I couldn't get away with lots that old Hank has done.) What do you really do?Also, is your name really Dick Tingle?
@FroderickI chose a jobwhere I do not teachclasses of 100.
Oh well, how fortunate for you! As a direct result, what you seem to think is helpful is anything but, for plebians like me. Thanks a lot, Dick.
Is there an optionat your collegeto put copies of a bookon reserve in a library?I'd think 1-2 copiespurchased used evenfrom half.com or Alibrismight suffice.And if correct and elegant writingis such a central factorin your teaching,you might even consideradding a good style manualor handbookto your courses.That would certainly send a strong messageto your students.As for class size,I regret that the amountof grading I need to doin my disciplineprohibits large classes.
After enough tries ... Kissinger reportedly said, "Fine. I'll read it now."Maybe it was a humanitarian concern.
"After enough tries ... Kissinger reportedly said, "Fine. I'll read it now."Maybe it was a humanitarian concern." - CDPExplains the secret bombing of Cambodia, maybe his support of Indonesian murder squads in East Timor.
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