Finally, summer session 2010 is over. In the past two months I was very busy teaching a computer science course. Teaching college students everyday for 60 minutes is not an easy task. I was crammed with lecture preparation, writing lab assignments, grading, answering students’ emails, writing homework assignments, exams and of course grading.
Today, students did their final exam. This weekend I need to finish up grading and post final grades. As every semester I am expecting few tear jerking emails from students begging for a grade change. This is the part that I hate in teaching. It is really a struggle to read these usually very long emails explaining why they need to get an A or B instead of their C or lower grade and answer politely why I can’t change their grade. (I am currently writing a draft about this end of semester dilemma.)
Yesterday, we did a sort of group study something like a review session before the exam. To relieve the stress a little bit I showed my students a video clip about how young alien students do their abduction exam. This is really very funny.