Originally Posted by Hickeydog
Ditch the "gen ed" crap. I learned NOTHING new in all of my gen ed classes. They were a massive waste of time. I had already learned all that crap in the last 12 years in school.
Ditch the crappy tenure teachers. Student ratings are usually quite accurate on professors. If they aren't doing a good job, then they should be fired. Plain and simple. In my Circuits II class, the test averages hovered around 20 (out of 60). Consistently. That's not a problem with the students. That's a problem with the professor.
1. That's not a problem with the students. That's a problem with the professor.
It is definitely problem with students
Hint for situation #2. Use all that school gives you - go to TA;a and ask for help if you dont understand something, go to the professor and do the same, go and group with people that do better than you on the test...
From my experience in teaching - students almost never come to actually learn if they dont understand something. They only come at the end of the semester to beg for few points and asking for 'curving' the grades because they need better gpa.
- Then I usually ask - were you attending the class?
Yes i was.
- Then why I never say you during office hours? Only 2 or 3 students out of 100 student class showed up with questions for help to understand topic/problem and overcome the problem.
only after you exhaust those opportunities and the professor is not helpful, you can say its a problem with a professor. til then as i said before - You just whining
its called a study for a reason - they dont put info into ur head with a shovel - YOU have to understand it and to do so YOU have to spend time and effort STUDYING
1. Student ratings are usually quite accurate on professors.
Oh boy, You couldnt be more wrong
Most students come to class because they have to. Not because they want to learn something. They stare at teacher like sheep, nod with their heads, copy whatever is on the board or slides and they gone as soon as the bell rings...
When given homework 90 % of my students couldnt solve the problem. A problem that was solved during the class... just change the numbers.
And when asked to solve homework during recitation by TA's - TA's report they had to do it by themselves because none of the students could do it.
And in evaluations - You see - professors/TA's give to hard problems, they dont explain...