Post # 1
I had to share an email I just got from my Intro to Fiction prof. This guy is younger than me and I have enjoyed his class. He is a bit goofy and put up with a lot of blank stares over the semester. I had to laugh at his email.
Please note that there is now a dropbox for the final essay on Blackboard, at the very top of the “Course Content” page. You can also email it to me. I will also post an envelope on the GTA office door (007 C***** Hall, downstairs). The essay is due next Thursday, December 15 at 5 p.m. This is a HARD deadline.
Here is what I said to the students in my other class: I have been extremely flexible this semester with attendance, assignment due dates, etc. I understand that college is a tough haul and I see no reason not to be flexible and understanding, when possible. What I want you to know, though, in no uncertain terms, is that this flexibility WILL NOT be possible when it comes to your final projects. I have exactly 5 days from the 15th until your grades are due on the 20th…that leaves me absolutely ZERO wiggle room. So if I do not receive your paper by 5:00 next Thursday, you will not receive credit for it. At the risk of coming off like a hardass, this could SERIOUSLY jeopardize your overall grade for the class. So, at the risk of coming off like even more of a hardass, I’ll go ahead and reiterate that point: Thursday the 15th is the absolute, set-in-stone, final deadline for your paper. If I do not have it that evening, too bad, so sad. As of this moment, I know no empathy. I cannot be reasoned with or appealed to. If you do not get your final portfolio in and that results in your failing the class, please make arrangements with a grief counselor. If you come crying to me, I will only feast on your delicious, delicious tears.
OK, that’s probably enough threats. If you have any questions, as always, I am available via email. I can also be on campus to meet with you over the next week, but you will have to make an appointment as I will not be attending my regular office hours. Best of luck with your final papers, and thanks for a very fun and productive semester. Have a safe and happy holiday break!
Post # 3
Lol… that is funny.. he sort of reminds me of my Immunology professor I just had.. although not so much “hardass” but he’s funny as crap.. I enjoyed having him as a teacher even through the crap load of material we had to learn.. I think my favorite part was when he answered the phone in the middle of lecturing and we (a class of 60+) said hello to his wife. It was just him… Anyways! I hope you got your paper in, and there was no delicious tears to feast on. 🙂
Post # 4
LOL well, I think he made his point!
Post # 5
I’ve had profs like that…the “I will feast on your delicious, delicious tears” part made me laugh out loud for real. For one of my upper-division courses (English major), we had to write a 30+ page paper, and none of us wanted to do it. Our prof sent us an email entitled “No crying in ENG___” (can’t remember the course number off-hand) that was basically written in the same tone as the email you got, Caizn. To be fair, though, we were all being a bunch of babies. 😉
Post # 6
@Caizn: This is hilarious — and oh my God, it is so, so that time of the year.
Post # 7
Lol, really his class has been super easy. For cripes sake, one assignment was to read a comic book! That he provided! The final paper is only 6 pages, so anyone should be able to do that in a few hours. To be honest, Im sure soem of the people are just trying to take advantage of his niceness. The syllabus said the final paper was due on Tuesday so he is already pushing it back. I would totally take another class from him if it is offered. How can you say no to a guy who brought Halloween candy in on a Monday for a 9am class?