Song of the Day 8/13/2009

August 12, 2009 at 9:57 pm (Uncategorized)

My sister runs faster than these weenies.

My sister runs faster than these weenies.

On this day in 1999 – The movie “Detroit Rock City” opened.

Au Revoir SimoneShadows

Question of the Day:

What was your worst college class?

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11 Comments

  1. Emily said,

    Ugh. It was adolescent psychology, and the class itself wasn’t that bad. It was the professor. Throughout the whole class when he spoke of adolescents, he called them “kiddos.” There was nothing more annoying than that.

    • Nicole said,

      That was my favorite class.

      • enochfreeman said,

        So should I change my church web site to not refer to k-5 classes as kiddos? e

  2. Megan said,

    7 am Tu/Thu history w/ the teacher from Ferris Bueller. He’d lock the door at exactly 7 am and then talk in a monotone for 2 hours. Needless to say, the tape recorder and a few friends to help combine our notes made it possible to pass the class.

  3. Natty said,

    Modern History when I was an undergrad at UMR (or MST…whatever). First, I hated history in school because I absolutely can’t remember dates. But this guy…oh man…he was aweful. He’d basically project a book’s worth of notes on the board and then just read the notes to us. That was the class. He always ran over time too. Then on the tests he would expect us to regurgitate the notes. I made a C because I decided to just quit showing up to class.

    We got him fired. 🙂

  4. Kel/y_H said,

    Because I minored in marketing, I had to take a ridiculous sales class. I had absolutely no interest in sales or learning how to sell, so I didn’t try very hard in what I’m sure would have been an otherwise incredibly easy class. Plus salespeople’s personalities irritate the hell out of me, so being stuck in a room with tons of them for 2 hours was like torture.

    • ab said,

      I too, minored in marketing and share your feelings about sales. I figured most of my male classmates would end up as used car salesmen, and the girls would eventually be behind a MAC counter.

      However, I think everyone should take a personal selling class so they can be more wary of sales techniques. Just because you get a mailer that says you qualify for $2,000 in credit does not mean you should accept the offer. The business world relies on the ignorance of consumers.

  5. enochfreeman said,

    Communications 101. I don’t have a problem with public speaking, but I do have a problem with departmental exams that go way outside of the material covered in class, and I definitely have a problem with grade quotas. Each class was only allowed 2 A’s, a certain number of B’s, etc. It was basically a mandatory bell curve. e

  6. Shannon said,

    It’s a tie between Economics and Computer Science 101.

    I can’t remember what Economics class I took – whatever one you take if your major has nothing to do with accounting or business. It was a basic Economics course, and I learned that I have no affinity for the subject whatsoever. The only thing that made it better was that half the class was as awful as I was, so the professor graded on a curve. I don’t know if he was a good or bad teacher. I didn’t understand what was going on enough to tell.

    Computer Science was poorly taught and poorly managed. We met for 2 hours once a week for the non-lab segment of the class, with a professor who spent most of the class discussing what he had for breakfast, his exercise regimen, and how great things were back when he worked at Big Blue. The lab part only met for 1 hour a week, which seemed ridiculous to me. Why spend only 1 hour a week actually behind a computer in a class that is supposed to teach you to use a computer?

    It didn’t make any difference, though. Within a year of that computer class, Netscape Navigator and Windows 95 were released. My university replaced WordPerfect with MS Word, which had a really good GUI. Everything they taught me in the computer lab was no longer valid.

  7. amber said,

    Meteorology.
    Online.
    The teacher was a Springfield public schools science teacher.
    He had never taught an online class before, and shouldn’t teach more.
    Everytime he used the word “the” he spelled it “hte” and he admitted numerous times that while the content was very easy to explain in person, he was having difficulty explaining it online.
    I had to have dan practically take the class for me (he’s much better at math, and there was a LOT of math involved in the course-had I been aware of that I never would have taken it), and the TWO of us spent upwards of nine hours on one of the tests, and still barely passed it.
    Somehow I still got an A in the class, I think it was because he figured our that he had failed miserably at his first attempt to teach online.

  8. adamthepugh said,

    My homepage quote for today was this:

    “A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.”
    – John Ciardi

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