Should be Illegal

  • NerdLifter

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    Dec 15, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    To have engineering teachers assign 5 assignments/projects due in the middle of finals week, then give review sessions 8 hours before the final.

    Edit: For those that assume the worst in people and that somehow this is my fault: all of these extra assignments we were given at the last minute, and the cherry on top was that you have 3-6 days or less to complete them. The point I am making is that major projects are due this week, then they yell: surprise! *Here's some more work to do* Enjoy.
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    just hope that your teachers mark on a curve otherwise the whole class will probably fail.
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    It should be illegal for engineering teachers to teach without real world engineering experience. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt should be illegal for engineering teachers to teach without real world engineering experience. icon_wink.gif

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    Dec 15, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    Studinprogress saidTo have engineering teachers assign 5 assignments/projects due in the middle of finals week, then give review sessions 8 hours before the final.


    And when were the projects originally assigned? You don't have to turn them in on the last possible day.
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    mindgarden said... You don't have to turn them in on the last possible day.
    Handing assignments in early is a sign of cockiness 'cause it shows you don't think you need any more time to proofread and improve.

    It's also a sign that you're probably bored as fuck, and have nothing better to do than ass.ignments.

    Or it could mean that you think the teacher is hot and want to woo him with your extraordinary intellectualness and stuff.
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Thanks for reminding me what's up the road for me a few years from now. icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    Welcome to grad school, what did your expect?
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    ChangeofName saidjust hope that your teachers mark on a curve otherwise the whole class will probably fail.


    Ask whoever is prolly gonna fail tha class to get a zero on all the assognments to wreck tha curve for u, this can usually be accomplished by bribing with beer
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    Dec 15, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    Simon78928 saidWelcome to grad school, what did your expect?
    Apparently not to learn how to spell. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 15, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    Simon78928 saidWelcome to grad school, what did your expect?


    Well, spelling and grammar competence for one.

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  • tautomer

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    Dec 15, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    There's a reason engineers get so much unreasonable homework while in school. It's because it's not much different for them as far as the work load and pace goes out in the job world.
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    Dec 15, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidThere's a reason engineers get so much unreasonable homework while in school. It's because it's not much different for them as far as the work load and pace goes out in the job world.
    Truth, but it pays well for the amount of work they do.
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    Dec 15, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidThere's a reason engineers get so much unreasonable homework while in school. It's because it's not much different for them as far as the work load and pace goes out in the job world.
    In the real world, engineers can postpone a deadline if needed.
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    Dec 15, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidThere's a reason engineers get so much unreasonable homework while in school. It's because it's not much different for them as far as the work load and pace goes out in the job world.


    Not true. Experience in college often has little to do with real-world experience. I know two engineers; both work at their own pace and have the same workload as others in their respective places of employment.
  • conservativej...

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    Dec 15, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    I think you can handle it Sport.
  • NerdLifter

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    Dec 17, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    Studinprogress saidTo have engineering teachers assign 5 assignments/projects due in the middle of finals week, then give review sessions 8 hours before the final.

    And when were the projects originally assigned? You don't have to turn them in on the last possible day.

    Two of them were assigned 7 days ago, turned them in yesterday. The other two I started on them 3 weeks ago, but takes a while to compile polished 80 page reports and balance other classes. The last one was assigned 9 days ago and I turned it in early on Sunday.

    Nice try, but I always start my assignments and turn them ahead of schedule so I don't get overwhelmed. In fact, we completed one of the project reports ahead of schedule so we could focus on the other. But other groups were not as fortunate icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 17, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    GayLiberrian said
    Studinprogress saidTo have engineering teachers assign 5 assignments/projects due in the middle of finals week, then give review sessions 8 hours before the final.

    Fixed. What kind of school you go to?
    When did they assign the projects?
    How easy is the test?

    University, UMD, Clark School of Engineering. I answered your second question in the post above. The test covers an insane amount of material. *Must survive through the exam that is in 6 hours, going to get some sleep.*
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    Dec 17, 2011 6:58 AM GMT
    Simon78928 saidWelcome to grad school, what did your expect?

    This is undergrad.
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    Dec 17, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    We had 5 assignments due on 'dead week'. Dead week was suppose to be a week where students can learn new material and also study for finals without assignments, so i don't know about that. We all complained of course, but we also finished the work. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 17, 2011 7:17 AM GMT
    Hoshiaki saidWe had 5 assignments due on 'dead week'. Dead week was suppose to be a week where students can learn new material and also study for finals without assignments, so i don't know about that. We all complained of course, but we also finished the work. icon_smile.gif

    icon_biggrin.gif What choice do you or we have?

    Just wonder what goes through these professors' heads, could be something like this:

    -Grumble grumble, if only a professorship and research resources didn't contractually require teaching.

    Don't get me wrong, some of these teachers do a great job teaching and seem to care about students a ton. But others, do not hide it; some even outright say: I don't want to be here, but I have to teach or else I don't get to do my research.

    I wonder who's bright idea was to force a person to teach? I want to be taught by someone who volunteers to teach and has a passion for higher learning and young minds.

    If they don't want to be there, somehow I doubt they will care about the students enough to care if they have other classes, work, lives, etc.