I had the inspiration for this thread while sitting in my 7:30 econ class today.
Post some of the stuff you learned on your first day. Including classroom and real life lessons.
1. French accents are very, very sexy. Having a TA with a French accent is even sexier.
2. Purdue University is hood as fuck. I read in the morning paper that over the weekend we had a guy get stabbed multiple times and is still in critical condition. There was also a shooting that took a man's life in some apartments a few blocks away from where I live.
3. Just because a person is a Doctor, doesn't mean they can teach.
And just to make the thread less confusing, post what year you're in.
If a professor is a world renowned Egyptologist, that means in no way that he knows how to teach a class about Egypt, let alone keep the student entertained for any more than 2 minutes at a time. I fucking love Egypt and this guy is going to bore me to death. Plus attendance is 20% of our grade, so I kind of have to go. And he's old school so all of his notes are read and we have to write down what he says. Never had a professor like that last year, except for one and she was interesting so I didn't mind it at all. Sophomore as well. Oh, and it;s so much fun to see all the freshmen walking around campus. SO easy to spot, makes me wonder how much I stuck out last year. German in 20, I'll see how that goes
i learned that being a TA has its benefts...there was a hot blonde freshman in my class that wouldnt stop staring at me and smiling...unfortunately i could lose my job if i follow up on that, and i need to money to pay for ski equipment and a pass so ill have to wait on that one
I'm a first year in the chemistry phd program at colorado state...just fyi so if any of you NSers need some chemistry help hit me up.
dude, i just transfered to CSU and i'm going to take chem next semester or very soon. craaaazy.
i'd say pass the girl on to me but i'm taken. just giv'er. i doubt you'd get caught.
speaking of that and this thread, I learned how hard it is to stay loyal at a new school when when your girlfriend is in Thailand until late December., it feels like we're broken up practically since it's so hard to communicate. whateva, the sex will be amazing after 5 months of not seeing eachotha.
dude you are foolish. you're not gonna lose your job over that. it happens all the time. as a TA i hooked up with one of my students and i flirted with many of them quite a bit. a friend of mine is still dating one of his students. you can still be a good TA, just don't play favorites. obviously there's the tendency to grade hot girls easier but hey that's life. I did wait till the almost the end of the semester to do anything but still you shouldn't be concerned about losing your job. They need TAs in the fall in spring very badly so I wouldn't worry about it. Here its not even against the rules its just "frowned" upon.
and yes TAing freshman is much better. TAing upper level courses may be easier and better, but the hot girls have been weeded out at that point so it sucks.
Senior in High School
I learned today that after 4 years the first day of school isn't exciting any more, it just fucking sucks. You aren't excited anymore to see all of the people you don't normally see, because you rather just be with your friends you made at this point.
I've built up a CC (Captain Crunch) tolerance. its so nice, i can face a box and not scratch the top of my mouth or tongue at all.
Junior in high school. Only thing I've learned so far after the second day is that you should never let your parents pressure you into doing retarded programs that require you to take hard classes. Now I'm stuck with taking 5 AP classes this year FML.
i had to get a skiing schedule today (every other day is a half day so i can go skiing :) and i got all my shitty classes changed to cool ones.
and that if you have a gas tube spewing gas and its on fire, the fire cant go into the main gas container because there is no oxygen in the tank.
so we got my friends cat high and it made firetruck noises for two hours. it got so bad that we just put it in the basement and when we went down to get it, it had taken a shit that was about the size of a toddler