January 11th, 2005


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jimbojones
07:19 pm - people = teh funnay
I just started class as a first-term freshman at USC this week; and at one of my classes (which is being taught by a very young, shy grad student) on the first night she was kinda late showing up.  So some of the kids in the class started asking "does anybody know anything about [teacher]?" and one of the guys cynically said "yeah, she's a grad student; I looked her up on teacherreview.com - only 1 person ever wrote anything, and it's all about how fair her grades are, how fair her homework policies are, blah, blah, blah.  I'm pretty sure she wrote it herself."

I'd never heard of teacherreview.com, so I checked it out when I got home.  It's currently begging for money (while still claiming to be a "free" site), so I said the hell with it.  Laura mentioned that there's another site, ratemyprofessor.com, so I checked [teacher] out there - yup, sure enough, a single review, bland as hell, "fair, fair, fair" blah blah blah.  More amusing, though, is that ratemyprofessor rates teachers not just on how fair their grading is and how easy their tests are, it also marks them with a chili pepper for "hot"!

Now I'm intensely amused by looking up all my professors to see whether they pass the horny-18-year-old "hotness" muster.  ([teacher]'s review marked her as "hot", which may or may not mean anything, since odds are pretty good she wrote it herself.)

In unrelated news, Math 115 and Soc 101 are both total fucking rock gardens.  So far MUSIC APPRECIATION looks to be the toughest class in my schedule. =\

 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: MC Chris - Fuckin' Up My Christmas

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From: eldritch_crank
Date: January 11th, 2005 - 04:46 pm
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[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 11th, 2005 - 04:47 pm
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Given that I HAD to take either Music Appreciation, Dance, Film Studies, or Theatre... you're goddamn right I signed up for music appreciation. =)


 
[User Picture] From: sveeb
Date: January 11th, 2005 - 05:34 pm
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Some of my favorite profs have gotten stuck teaching music apprec. They absolutely hate it, because it's the music equivalent of Rocks For Jocks usually, with all of the people (like yourself) who need to take a Fine Arts class and take it because it's the least of several evils. Every now and then, though, there'll be a student who actually tries to pay attention and make the class worth his or her while, and the profs love that student. I guess what I'm saying is that if you try to respect the course, you'll probably be able to get away with any shit you wanna pull, because the prof will hate the other students so much.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 11th, 2005 - 06:47 pm
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Actually I've pretty much already figured out this guy (the Music Pre teacher) is either going to love me or hate me; his ratings on ratemyprofessor are evenly split between "this guy fucking sucks ass and his tests are impossible blah blah blah" and "this is not your typical easy A Music Pre class, but if you show up for class and listen you'll be fine + he's really awesome because he really cares about the subject" - and he kept saying how he wants us to talk about how we feel about the music and our likes and dislikes. And actually, I DID pick this class as a LITTLE bit better than "the least of several evils"; there was a choice in Music Pre between classical and jazz and I picked the classical one because there is a lot of classical I really like.

What I'm waiting to find out is whether he loves me because I actually care about the music, or can't stand me because I have an opinion that isn't his. I THINK he'll turn out to be the former, but it's only been one day... we'll see.


 
[User Picture] From: sveeb
Date: January 11th, 2005 - 06:59 pm
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If he is as you say he is, especially from the ratings, you'll be fine. I've gotten to be pretty good friends with several professors who would get ratings identical to those, and they really do care about the course and they really do care about the students. They may not like hearing things different from what they believe, but they are glad to have students who want to be engaged with the subject matter. Good luck and have fun!


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 18th, 2011 - 07:07 pm
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BTW, many many moons later... you were totally right about this. I actually spaced out and DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR THE FINAL EXAM for this course, realized it a day later and was like... oh, holy jesus... had no fucking excuse at all, either, just... retarded. Thought it was a normal day of class, not the day of, you know, THE FINAL EXAM.

So I show up, ashen-faced, and explain to him. He didn't even give me a hard time about it, just asked me when it would be convenient for me to come sit in his office and take it.

That prof was great. :)


 
[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: January 11th, 2005 - 05:03 pm
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Dude, that site is kinda cool. I rated all my profs from MSC. I'm surprised at a couple of male instructors having a little pepper under their ratings, cuz, yeah, I thought they were attractive, but they're not necessarily the type that young girls get all doe eyed over.

And congrats again on the school thing, I am so stoked for you.


 
[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: January 11th, 2005 - 06:17 pm
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A few years ago I found an old college roommate (and ex-friend) on the teacher site. One of her (middle school) students had written, "Is it just me, or does she look like she's 40?," and to this day I'm still laughing my ass off at that.


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: January 12th, 2005 - 05:59 pm
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ewwwww

dude, im only 15 and my big bro has this site left as the home page but the whole sexy teacher thing remindeed me that i met one of my bros mates who informed me of how he dated my old german teacher.... turns out i have some new blackmail recources. bitch, give me a C! FICKEN KLEINE HUNDERT!!!!!!!


 
[User Picture] From: sveeb
Date: January 12th, 2005 - 06:16 pm
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Re: ewwwww

To fuck a little hundred?

Remember to put your helmet back on before you go outside, ok?


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: January 13th, 2005 - 05:44 pm
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Re: ewwwww

she never was the best german teacher :P


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