Idiocracy Report

Idiocracy Report

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I’ve been behind on grading.  Felt lousy.  Been busy.  Assorted reasons that I only just yesterday got to the second round of discussion questions for one of my classes.  I don’t often give writing assignments.  I can’t tolerate it much.  College students, for the most part, can’t write worth a damn.  They’re not learning basic […]

Idiocracy Report

Idiocracy Report

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The Red launch tour continues today at Ex Libris where I’m talking about my favorite modern fairy tales! So one of the things readers expressed interest in hearing more about was my crazy student stories.  I teach college students middle to upper level psych classes.  By the time they get to me, there is a […]

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Of Students and Good Karma

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Finals ended yesterday, which means that this morning I was calculating final grades.  I just finished entering them into the system.  I know that a whole bunch of my students are going to be surprised and ecstatic.  One or two of them may weep with joy. See, I just did something I never do as […]

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Tales From The Trenches

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Seriously, I have got to stop being surprised by students.  There is no end to the stupidity they can come up with.  Yesterday I posted final grades for the semester in my abnormal psych class (one of the classes I teach at the “big, real, full, 4 year university”).  I have since wasted at least […]

Musings

Sometimes I Hate Students

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I’ve been on the warpath in one of my classes this morning.  One of my students called my call FIVE TIMES this morning while I was trying to get ready for work.  Did not bother leaving a voicemail to say what the problem was.  I didn’t call back.  I scrolled back to the first one […]

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For The Dunce Cap

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Dear Students, There are a few things I feel compelled to point out after grading the travesties that are your research papers: APA Style does not include lots of clipart graphics to detract from the fact that you did not include a single citation. Dear boy student, when you get your girlfriend who is also […]

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Chuck ‘Em Against A Wall

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You know how sometimes you get ahold of books in which the author or character does something unforgivable, irredeemable, or just plain stupid?  The natural inclination is to chuck the book at the wall.  Actually, I can’t ever recall having really chucked a book at a wall or any other surface.  If I think something […]