by Catriona Mills

Want To Know Why I Haven't Been Blogging Lately?

Posted 6 May 2010 in by Catriona

It’s all summed up in this slightly embellished conversation:

ME: Now, your next piece of assessment is released tomorrow. No, it’s not. That was a total lie. It’s released next Tuesday.
STUDENTS: Yeah.
ME: I was getting my T-days missed up.
STUDENTS: Tomorrow is an F-day.
ME: Is it? Is today Thursday?
STUDENTS: Yes.
ME: Did we have a public holiday this week?
STUDENTS: Yep.
ME: Well, it’s still being released next Tuesday.

Still, at least I was in the correct class and teaching the correct material.

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michelle wrote at May 6, 09:35 AM

In my tutes today, something like this transpired:

ME: We need to be specific in our writing.“Handsome” means different things to different people.
STUDENTS: What about “very handsome”?
ME: But, how about making it even clearer, so the reader can imagine what the character looks like? What if we say, I don’t know, “he had an athlete’s body”?
STUDENT: But that’s not very specific, either.
ME: Okay.
STUDENT: He could be a shot-putter.

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Catriona wrote at May 6, 10:52 AM

I’m laughing so hard that I won’t even point out that that conversation, unlike mine, doesn’t make you out to be a total idiot.

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Quintus Sertorius wrote at May 8, 11:42 PM

Last week my third-year students reminded me that they had an exam next week. I had to ask them what it was about.

I think they also have a laboratory, but I could be wrong.

sigh grant writing season… not good for the concentration.

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