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I like to post this every so often because it amuses me and because the message is a valid one.


Warning: The following link contains adult language!


If you are not easily offended, you might enjoy reading this piece from the now sadly defunct Rate Your Students site. The piece is entitled: We'd Encourage Future Students to Read the Syllabus, or Maybe Just Take Another Class.

Regards,
Kareni

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Seems like a good spot to share this syllabus song written by an exasperated instructor:

 

I spend a lot of time to write

A syllabus for class:

These are the rules, the dates of tests,

The points you need to pass.

 

I even make a video

Where I sit and explain

What’s written in the syllabus

So that they can’t complain.

 

I make a lovely website, too,

With all the files. They can

Find schedules, homework, old exams,

Who teaches where and when.

 

As a reward for reading it

They get a syllabus quiz

That’s worth five points which, if they read

They cannot really miss.       

 

Yet nonetheless, the emails come.

“When is the homework due?â€

“I heard there are no labs this week.

Say, is this really true?â€

 

“I did not know there was a quiz.

Please, can I take it late?â€

“When is my lab?†“We have a test?

I cannot make the date!â€

 

It drives me nuts. They did not read.

I feel the urge to yell –

Of course, that’s unprofessional,

And so I simply tell

 

The student “In the syllabus

It states, right on page two…â€

And quote the lines – because, what else

Am I supposed to do?

 

https://soundcloud.com/rain-woman2

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I loved this website; it's hilarious and so true.

I like to post this every so often because it amuses me and because the message is a valid one.


Warning: The following link contains adult language!


If you are not easily offended, you might enjoy reading this piece from the now sadly defunct Rate Your Students site. The piece is entitled: We'd Encourage Future Students to Read the Syllabus, or Maybe Just Take Another Class.

Regards,
Kareni

 

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:lol: Looking at the syllabus does seem to be a hard skill to master for some.

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And apparently it is overwhelming to others...I've been told some B&M schooled students are used to day-by-day assignments and find the entire semester of assignments on one handout overwhelming. :huh:

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