August 17th, 2007


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jimbojones
10:06 pm - god, myspace sucks
I just got an email - seems I got a myspace message from Tom. So I logged on - turns out it's some sort of spam about myspace's version of ratemyprofessor.

I just blocked Tom.

I feel good about it.


 
Current Mood: bourbon and root beer - that's a mood right?
Current Music: that new David Duchovny show on Showtime

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[User Picture] From: clme
Date: August 18th, 2007 - 08:33 am
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I never did like Tom.


 
[User Picture] From: kkrum
Date: August 18th, 2007 - 03:16 pm
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hell ya, myspace sucks! I was dissertating for at least a good 15 minutes about JUST HOW AND WHY myspace sucks. And then, they (the Toms of myspace) go and add an idiot program like ratemyprofessor. It all just added a new claim to my original thesis that fkn myspace sux donkey genitalia. Ratemyprofessor is SOOOOOOOO inefficient except that it allows undergrads a forum to VENT about their grade, I mean, 'why their professor sucks' and not them. Je déteste absolument ratemyprofessor.com!!!! oh, and the hotpeppers is a total JOKE!! I am rating you on your hotness, not your credentials OR your ability to teach a subject that none of those bastards could do. It's not a fkn nuff that teaching and preparation take time. EVERY TEACHER KNOWS THAT STUDENTS BLAME THEIR INABILITY TO COMPREHEND A SUBJECT ON THE TEACHER... and so ratemyprofessor is futile.


 
[User Picture] From: mtu_squirrel
Date: August 18th, 2007 - 03:43 pm
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I dunno. I've used ratemyprofessor to pick my classes sometimes. But then again, I go to an engineering school where the students can get nitpicky about how concise a prof is and how clearly they can convey the material.

Some really DO suck, and it'll show through on some of the gripes against them. Others, are just dealing with assholes who couldn't handle the class. It's all about reading into the reviews.


 
[User Picture] From: kkrum
Date: August 18th, 2007 - 04:17 pm
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This exact topic was part of Jim's rant the first night he and I met 7 months ago, and ohhh, I've never forgotten it. The reality (and I feel that I can talk about the reality of teaching as I am a teacher and have been for 11 years) is that every student has a different learning style. This is the reason that in-class work theoretically complements the text book or out-of-class work, thereby giving studs at least 2 approaches. BUT many studs don't even DO outside work (or if they do, it's last minute) or use the text book and therefore become dependant on the teacher's approach which may or may not work with how the student best learns. To say, as studs do on ratemyprof, that the teacher/professor 'really explains the material well' is kinda moot in that the explanation of said material is only one explanation and, as previously mentioned, may or may not connect to the student's learning style.

As for reading into the reviews... oftentimes, studs can't read into anything. LOL!


 
[User Picture] From: mtu_squirrel
Date: August 19th, 2007 - 05:33 am
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Oh I don't doubt that some of the students aren't all that bright and can be very dependent on one sole style that we know doesn't work for them.

However.

My mother has been a teacher for 37 years. Been there for and seen her go through a good chunk of crap since I've been around (23 years). Hate to say it but you really do just run into teachers that are burned out; ones that shouldn't be teaching to begin with; ones that don't know how to control a classroom; and ones that really have no clue what is going on. Although some of the ratings on RMP are complete bullshit, if you start to see a trend in some of it, it can give you at least a little bit of a clue. But you ARE correct... in the end, the reviews and votes that get tossed in the most are the ill-informed and negative ones from those that had a hard time. You rarely see a response when you do something RIGHT. Funny how silence can actually be a good sign.

Worse than the teachers and the students will always be the parents though...


 
[User Picture] From: kkrum
Date: August 19th, 2007 - 02:22 pm
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Ahh, yes, the embittered teachers. I know them well. My sister and I lived with one for 18 friggin years.

Bring on the battle of the moms.



 
From: jesebel
Date: August 19th, 2007 - 06:11 am
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Tom's coming out here next week; I am SO gonna tell him all about it.

Yeah, right. But he really is coming out here and my friend AJ is all excited about it. It's pretty silly. You'd think he was a rock star or something.

You rock.



 
[User Picture] From: jette
Date: August 20th, 2007 - 01:44 am
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the W2 is light, but it's really expensive!


 
[User Picture] From: jette
Date: August 20th, 2007 - 01:44 am
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Err, I mean the w5!


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 20th, 2007 - 03:51 am
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I am so fucking lost right now.

... what?


 
[User Picture] From: jette
Date: August 20th, 2007 - 04:49 am
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err I was responding to your poll response. I guess I thought I was on myspace for a minute there.


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