Friday, October 21, 2011
Some Professors have Unrealistic Expectations (by anon)
Why is it that professors seem to expect us to be perfect students when they themselves don’t follow their own rules? Why do I have to come to class when I’m obviously very sick and can’t even talk due to coughing all the time, simply because I don’t want to pay a doctor to write me a note that says I’m ill? Some of my professors won’t even accept a note from the university health center! They say I have to go to a real hospital to diagnose me with a minor illness that will probably pass in a day or two. And these same professors will cancel a class due to a common cold! So if YOU are sick then I don’t need to learn but If I’m puking my guts out I better drive myself to a hospital to get a legit excuse or get my butt to class. And you expect me to read 100 pages worth of material for each class? Well I wouldn’t have a problem with this if it didn’t take some professors weeks to grade a simple assignment! If you expect me to work hard in your class, then at least do the same. Yeah you might have 30 papers to read and grade, which I admit can be time consuming, I have 4 other classes that I have to do work in. And you don’t hear me telling my history Prof I didn’t finish my paper because I had to read for political science. No, I get all my work done on time so I expect my professors to do so too. I’m so sick of seeing unrealistic expectations from my professors in their syllabi. If you yourself can’t even follow the guidelines you set up for your students then change them. If I can’t a miss a class, then neither should the professor. If late work isn’t accepted, then you better not forget anything because I will not hear it after the lecture period it was supposed to be said in. Just use common sense people! Don’t do anything to your students that you wouldn’t want done to yourself.