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A Novel Model of Education - Walrus Cloudy
...now it's clear
A Novel Model of Education
Apparently, I'm supposed to teach myself statistics from the textbook. My statistics professor, Prof. Bartee, says that he can't lecture on material unless we've already read the textbook and completed the chapter homework. The following session after assigning the work, he will "lecture" (read: review) the material in class and answer any questions we have, then we go -- whee! -- right into the chapter test. Oh, what fun.

The problem is, this is all -- literally -- Greek to me, whith chi, phi, sigma, and everything else. I doubt my ability to pick it up by reading a dry mathematics textbook, muddling through the problems (out of which he's not assigning only the ones with answers in the back of the book), then listening to a brief lecture immediately before a test that will most likely have problems the like of which I've never seen.

*sigh* back to class...

ETA: There is/are (a) god(s). The test will be next week, since this chapter was longer than the professor anticipated. We also had more questions. Gee, could that be because you didn't TEACH us anything before making us try to do the work? Anyway, that means I have another week to do the homework I didn't finish, plus the two sections or so he wants us to get started on out of the next chapter. He also let us go early, which means that although I don't have time to go home between classes, I do have time to get food before COMP 126.

Current Mood: distressed distressed

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chaoswingz From: chaoswingz Date: May 7th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I told you Math teachers are evil.
burr86 From: burr86 Date: May 7th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pffffft, no they're not. :)
chaoswingz From: chaoswingz Date: May 7th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
In our school, the Math Prof. don't actually teach. They give you homework, and expect you to know how to do it all the minute you walk into their classroom for the first time. Then they waste 4 hours of your time getting their own sample problems wrong while trying to ineffectively explain how to do something that they themselves don't know how to do.
teshiron From: teshiron Date: May 7th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's right, unfortunately.
teshiron From: teshiron Date: May 7th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mat, I mean.
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