October 2nd, 2005

Thinkers
  • kazzman

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Okay, so I’ve been around for a good four years now and there’s one thing I still just cannot figure out. Fairly consistently, teachers put reading assignments on the syllabus, expecting you to have the reading done when you arrive in class. So why, then, is there almost always a reading assignment listed for the first day of class, the day you *receive* the syllabus? Now, this would make sense if:

  • The instructor e-mailed you the syllabus in advance, or
  • Reading the first chapter before class were an established practice (but not all classes start with chapter 1, or they have multiple books)

    I mean, really, if you want us to do double the amount of reading the first week, well, that’s fine – it’s what they’re having us do anyway – but it’d be nice if it were more up front.

    So what is it? Are they setting us up for failure? Do instructors simply lack the ability to think logically about this? Thoughts?

    And yes, this post really is me looking for ways to avoid my massive number of readings.
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    • miriena

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    Does anyone know where one could get butcher paper somewhere in the U-District? UW Bookstore need not apply, I know they have it there, but I was wondering if I could get it somewhere else (where it will probably be cheaper, we all love our Bookstore's prices). Thanks!

    HELP?

    is there anywhere on campus where i can buy a USB cable to connect my printer to my computer? i checked the 1101 mini-store and they had every cord possible except what i needed. i'm broke and the only way i can buy anything is with my card...help????
    Piglet

    I thought this was worth sharing.

    This is a direct quote from the introduction to the first chapter of my main textbook for BIOL 100:

    "What guides your daily life? securing an education? family responsibilities? America's war on terrorism? Surely there are many compelling factors. But I posit that drugs--whether OTC, prescription, recreational, or street--can also be a major player."

    -Ken Liska, Drugs and the Human Body 7th Edition.