klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Tue Mar 27 01:04:37 EST 2001
God, I hate it when teachers do that. . . but worse, even, is what
every single English teacher I had in high school did - s/he would ask the
class to discuss something, so someone would state an opinion. Then s/he
would promptly give a summary of that opinion in response - only, as you
listened, you would discover that the summary was in fact not a summary at
all, but a statement of the teacher's opinion cleverly disguised as a
summary of some poor unsuspecting student's statement. . . That was such
an obnoxious way to teach a class, I always thought.
"The Revelation: Ninety percent of everything is crud."
---Ted Sturgeon, Venture Science Fiction, Mar. 1958
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Hallie O'Donovan wrote:
> Just to bring this back off-topic again, at summer school last year
> we had one tutor run one of the options on Madness and Myth (or some
> such). She had a very annoying way of asking a question, and getting
> a number of answers and (supposed) discussion, and then finally
> getting the answer she wanted and saying "THANK you. That's what I
> was looking for". We got royally fed up with it right quick!
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