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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010, 8:26:30 pm »

"great legs!"
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2010, 9:28:25 pm »

"This class has made me a dorkier human being."

(I actually take that as a compliment!)
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2010, 11:16:33 pm »

I've posted this before, but it still baffles me and makes me laugh:

"She thinks she's Captain Kirk."


I assure you, I never sent a red-shirted student to his or her death.
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2010, 11:53:54 pm »

Don't take teachers who use metaphors.

I am the queen of metaphors, so be afraid. Be very afraid.
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2010, 12:19:31 am »

And one that continues to baffle me: "She pronounces her Ws like Hs, which is annoying."

Do you pronounce 'witch' and 'which' differently?  

That is exactly the same word comparison that I thought of when I read that complaint.

I still haven't found anything to top:

"She is not only the worst teacher ever, but she is the worst human being I have ever met.  Don't let her in the classroom ever again."

from a student who almost never came to class and whose friends who were delightful students wrote glowing things about me based on their making and keeping appointments to get extra help with a tough subject.

However, I was mightily amused last semester to read:

Lab equipment and preparation:  We didn't have any labs.  N/A

for a class that had more than one lab a week.  I wonder what this student was doing during that time.

Your student was playing with magnets and balloons and things.  Labs involve pipettes and Bunsen burners and, maybe slides and microscopes, and stuff--you know, lab stuff.  Geez, Polly.  You should know that!
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2010, 12:34:36 am »

My favorite one comes from the Mousewoman's evaluations from an introductory course in algorithms:  "Seems to prefer algorithms - a bias?"  The underline was on the comment.
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2010, 12:44:58 am »

"The professor is perfect."

Is that a choir of angels I hear?
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2010, 12:54:14 am »

"TerminalMFA f**king rocks."
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2010, 1:08:59 am »

I still haven't found anything to top:

"She is not only the worst teacher ever, but she is the worst human being I have ever met.  Don't let her in the classroom ever again."

from a student who almost never came to class and whose friends who were delightful students wrote glowing things about me based on their making and keeping appointments to get extra help with a tough subject.

However, I was mightily amused last semester to read:

Lab equipment and preparation:  We didn't have any labs.  N/A

for a class that had more than one lab a week.  I wonder what this student was doing during that time.

Your student was playing with magnets and balloons and things.  Labs involve pipettes and Bunsen burners and, maybe slides and microscopes, and stuff--you know, lab stuff.  Geez, Polly.  You should know that!

Ah, so the big bold letters at the top of the paper that read "LAB", the grading rubric that stated "Lab Rubric", and the announcements I made about that used the word "lab" were just not big enough hints.

I believe your student would probably point out that s/he was enrolled in, like a, *SCIENCE* class!?!  Not a *READING* class!?!   *eyeroll*
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2010, 4:58:55 am »

Two of my favorites:

"She was very enthusiastic, even about the dull parts."

"The class was more interesting than I expected.  I learned more than I thought I would." 

The latter was from a small class so I recognized the handwriting.  The student had earned a D+, which was definitely better than her goal of a D- that she made known to me and the rest of the class from day one.
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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2010, 9:27:01 am »

From a student was was a terrible speller:

"Thrillcheese is very thoreau"

On a reading response, she complained that another professor was "the living, breathing spawn of Satin."
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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2010, 10:02:02 am »

I found another favorite from a 10:40 class:

She could have had donuts or something in the morning for such an early class.

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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2010, 1:08:15 pm »

I have some funnier ones, but I can't find all my evals on this computer. But here's one that made me both happy and sad:

I actually learned something in this course (a first in three years of college).

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« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2010, 1:55:57 pm »

From the question Would you take this professor again?  Why/Why Not?

"No because he is a male"

Same question in a different semester

"No because he is a box head"

I have no idea what a box head is other than some google research led me to believe it may be related to a Zombie game online.
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2010, 2:56:54 pm »

I said: "And one that continues to baffle me: 'She pronounces her Ws like Hs, which is annoying.'"

drlanguage said: "do you pronounce 'witch' and 'which' differently?"

Yes, I do.  There's an h in "which," so I pronounce the opening sound as "h-w" rather than "w".  My parents and teachers would not have tolerated anything else.  Has that pronunciation changed?


 
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