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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2710 on: March 22, 2010, 06:49:25 PM »
Telling my students to write down their conference times, then having half of them email me to ask what time they signed up for, then having a quarter of them not show up for their conference or turn in their paper. But... that's teaching freshman comp.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2711 on: March 22, 2010, 07:33:19 PM »
Animated GIFs. Except Stan.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2712 on: March 22, 2010, 07:40:42 PM »
Animated GIFs. Except Stan.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2713 on: March 22, 2010, 10:26:38 PM »
When people say "based off" instead of "based on."

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2714 on: March 22, 2010, 11:02:47 PM »
Late games that people insist on watching when other people are trying to sleep.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2715 on: March 23, 2010, 01:26:38 AM »
Telling my students to write down their conference times, then having half of them email me to ask what time they signed up for, then having a quarter of them not show up for their conference or turn in their paper. But... that's teaching freshman comp.
Yep.  I always email out the list of conference times now before anyone asks.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2716 on: March 23, 2010, 01:50:57 AM »
What are conference times?
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2717 on: March 23, 2010, 08:11:27 AM »
Telling my students to write down their conference times, then having half of them email me to ask what time they signed up for, then having a quarter of them not show up for their conference or turn in their paper. But... that's teaching freshman comp.
Yep.  I always email out the list of conference times now before anyone asks.

I had been doing that but got sidetracked with spring break this time. So, as I was typing the list, a colleague came up behind me and said, "Never email your students their conference times." And I snapped and yelled at him, "If I don't, they won't CINECAST!ing show up!"

What are conference times?

The time to individually meet with students and discuss their papers.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2718 on: March 23, 2010, 10:13:51 AM »
Telling my students to write down their conference times, then having half of them email me to ask what time they signed up for, then having a quarter of them not show up for their conference or turn in their paper. But... that's teaching freshman comp.
Yep.  I always email out the list of conference times now before anyone asks.

I had been doing that but got sidetracked with spring break this time. So, as I was typing the list, a colleague came up behind me and said, "Never email your students their conference times." And I snapped and yelled at him, "If I don't, they won't CINECAST!ing show up!"
Exactly. And if I didn't send out one email to everyone, I'd be sending out 15 individual emails, responding to students who'd forgotten their times.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #2719 on: March 23, 2010, 12:04:13 PM »
What are conference times?
The time to individually meet with students and discuss their papers.
Ah, I should have guessed that. When I was a TA we called it 'office hours'.
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