madteaparty Posted May 16, 2017 Share Posted May 16, 2017 I did graduate work and was a TA at both a state university and an Ivy and didn't find this to be true of the undergrads at all. There were hard working, serious students at both places, as well as complete slackers. The biggest difference was that at the Ivy the students complained much, much more about their grades. Also, coming from a small rural high school in the Midwest followed by a small LAC, I was shocked at the poor basic algebra skills of some of the Ivy undergrads.Maybe it's different at the graduate level? I'm not familiar with ivy undergrad level of work, but have been shocked at the level of...relaxation? displayed in my DS's classes at a 4 year public university. Stuff like teacher pushing deadlines repeatedly because she logs in and finds out some students have done no online homework all semester. Skipping a scheduled quizz because a given student didn't consult syllabus and thus didn't prepare.I'm actually having a hard time explaining to DS this is not what college is supposed to be like. Textbook not having been cracked open more than half way through the class (in plastic wrap still). I will say, the professors are mostly excellent and not the issue at all. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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