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  1. dash

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    I finally got to read my reviews from teaching this summer. Two students just wrote "Fire him." Another wrote, "He's perfect."

    I'm genuinely upset by many of the complaints I received. Students complaining I took too long grading assignments (aside from one swamped week, I had all grades entered and feedback returned within two days, and the swamped week I got it done in five); that I provided "No feedback," when I actually prepared pre-designed feedback categories which they didn't have to click to open to get an idea of where they went wrong, but if they did open it would find a paragraph explaining the category, plus student-specific feedback tacked onto the end; that I only answered certain students' questions, when I made a point to talk to every single student individually every single lab session, giving them feedback on their technique, and having them talk through what they were looking for and what they should be writing on their reports.

    Thankfully, we have supervisor reviews, and mine was glowing, and even specifically debunked the harshest of the student complaints, because the student complained to my boss, and he watched my class in response, but still. My goodness. There's the consistent trend I've noticed in freshmen especially, that they all think they know an A-level amount of content, that they're being scored as if they're D-level students, but their final grades are centered around the B most of them deserve. They think they're smarter than they are, and they latch onto a couple low-grade assignments as representative of their final grades, and they blame a worst-case scenario that's actually worse than the worst-case on the TA.
     
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    Firefly.
     
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    Comeds Unreliable Narrator.

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    Send me the names of the complainers, a picture of each, and an address - then never think or speak about them again.
     
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    Sleep peacefully knowing most of those kids will now be in debt for 30 years!
     
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    You have blood on your hands, Donald.

     
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    When I used to get these I was upset by the first one and that was it. After that I generally found them pretty funny. You can pretty much tell who actually attended the lectures and/or labs by reading these. The people who write the negative stuff are almost certainly the ones who either didn't attend regularly or didn't give a shit. Then they get shocked when they don't get an A.

    They're just venting.

    My favourites from back in the day were:

    "Smells good!"

    "Should try different pants. Black jeans maybe?"

    "Don't like his facial hair, or lack thereof."

    "Wish he would read directly from the powerpoints like other profs. Too hard to follow both lecture and powerpoint slides."



    Yeah. I wouldn't take most of these too seriously. I know plenty of female profs whose evaluations are, no joke, 30% about how hot they look or why they should wear more or less revealing clothing. :burt:
     
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    The cursive is sloppy, but I'm pretty sure one comment from a student who actually liked me was, "He's perfect, gotta love that beard." There's a little loop in front of the b that makes it look like a d, though, so maybe it's another word entirely. Thankfully the rest of the review was actually useful, but it was still a little too fawning for my taste.
     
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    Likewise...



    I laughed, by also this is kind of an insult to Meryl Streep, if I'm being honest about it.
     
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    I guess it is something in the water for folks that are Republicans from SC? Between Lindsey and Trey (the man obviously in transition) they have to wait until their political career is over before the world knows.

    Seriously though since he is joining Trumps legal team I wonder if he will respect his own words? :noidea:
     
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    I work in her riding and every time I see one of her signs I think her last name is dumber.

     
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    I mean, we already knew, didn't we? But also, that's a lot.
     
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    All those women all lying, obviously.
     
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    It's like raiiiii-aaaiiiin on your wedding day.
     
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    Trump makes a good point, where were the Kurds in Normandy?!? Of course, a good follow-up to Donald would have been where was the US for the first two years of WWII?
     
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    Bone spurs
     
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    Not to mention that the United States did very little to protect Europe from Atilla the Hun.