February 19, 2008

Fun with student evals

This is one that I really don't want to send out as proof of my teaching ability.
"learnt alot"
And that was in the section marked "specific strong points of the course."

13 comments:

Bootleg Blogger said...

Streak- perhaps some context is in order. Could they write when they started the course? If not, you're a genius!

Of course, an okie joke is probably in there somewhere but since I have red dirt in my veins I must hold off. Actually, that response could have come from some of my people, now that I think about it:-). Oh, to live on that side of the Red River again!
Later
BB

steves said...

At least you don't teach English or Writing.

In grad school we had to write a dissertation and had to attend a meeting prior to starting. They spent a fair amount of time discussing grammar, as people had confused things like to and too in the past.

ubub said...

That's what you get for teaching at "Dr. Streek's skool for kids who can't reed gud."

Streak said...

"write a dissertation?" that must mean something else in your discipline. My diss was 230 pages and I won't tell you how long it took me. but needless to say, along the way, I learnt a great deel.

BTW, the second line under specific weak points was: "spoke to quickly"

steves said...

It was for my MA and was thankfully no where near the length of a PhD dissertation. Law school required a lot of writing, but no dissertation, so I was relieved. My writing skills got gooder over the years, but I still don't like writing rely big stuf.

Tony said...

Childrens do learn...

Streak said...

Well done, Tony. Well done.

leighton said...

If I were still a student, I would write all my reviews in LOLcat.

"He say we no can has cheezburger. :( :( :("

Mary said...

"You teached me good." --a student of mine from Switzerland's parting expression of appreciation.

ANewAnglican@gmail.com said...

I'd like to chime in on behalf of the students. I spend a large part of my day editing writing done by seasoned professionals, or at least tenured academics, and it's fair to say that problems with basic grammar, to/too/two, its/it's, etc., persist well beyond the undergraduate classroom.

Streak said...

Fair enough. Absolutely fair enough.

Tony said...

While I was in seminary, one young man thought the past tense of preach was "praught."

*Sigh*

ubub said...

I LOVE praught! I was just getting praught at by a disappointed Hilary Clinton supporter. This new word puts it in a whole different light! Thanks, Tony!