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Funny student comments

  1. Apr 23, 2007 #1
    Maybe you've already filled some of those evalution sheets where
    you have to comment on your professor's teaching style.
    This is a video of a professor who shows his students his "personal comments collection".

    Reference: Unapologetic mathematician blog
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2007
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  3. Apr 23, 2007 #2

    Curious3141

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    Yup, that guy is from Singapore. Nanyang Technological University, one of the three Us we have here.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2007 #3

    Moonbear

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    Those were pretty tame compared to some I've seen. :rofl: But, yes, it's amazing how many of the evaluations in introductory courses come back about how attractive the professor is rather than about their teaching style. The rest seem to follow the grade distribution...funny how the students getting As usually like the prof and those failing or close to failing usually don't.

    The only time they're useful and really indicate a problem that needs to be addressed is when there is a common pattern or consensus among the students that breaks from the grade distribution. If all the students comment about disorganization of the lectures or that the exams seem to pull questions out of thin air or that they can never understand the professor when s/he speaks/mumbles, then those are things that need to be addressed.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2007 #4
    Care to share?
     
  6. Apr 23, 2007 #5

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    Well, I saw one for a female professor whose (presumably male) student made recommendations of the choice of undergarments he'd like to see her wearing. There were several along those lines received by that particular prof. Those were the worst of the ones I've seen. Others have been similar in commenting in attractiveness, attire, hair style, etc. Oh, other than the one from a grad student (I was pretty sure I could guess who, considering there was only one who would be bold enough to commit such a comment to paper) who commented that there should be more T&A among the TAs (this was in an evaluation of the TA training program). :rolleyes:

    Of course there was also the older prof with the full white beard who frequently got comments that he looked like Papa Smurf or Santa Claus (okay, he did, but hardly helpful on evaluations).
     
  7. Apr 23, 2007 #6
    I just found a pic of your professor! :eek: Look here.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2007 #7

    Moonbear

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    :rolleyes: Papa Smurf doesn't wear a white hat, he wears a red one! :rofl:

    (Actually, the prof I was referring to also wore red sweatpants for lecturing, which just added to the whole image...I guess it's nice when you've been lecturing so long and are so old you just don't care what you look like when you teach).
     
  9. Apr 23, 2007 #8

    Math Is Hard

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    That video had me in tears. Hilarious! That prof has an excellent sense of humor. I am going to have to share this with my friends who teach.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2007 #9

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    I agree with him. We lack that within our TA program too.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2007 #10
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Epic. I couldn't agree more.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2007 #11
    hahaha I'm gonna use that one.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2007 #12
    "Roses are red
    violets are blue
    the lesser your hair
    the sexier you get"

    some interesting student comments there
     
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