Please don't tell me how to go about getting my education. I am passing your class. If I choose not to take notes on your lecture, that is my decision and affects me. Attendance is mandatory for your class I get that, you have to be there and so do I. Participation is up to me. Yes I am aware that just reading the book and maybe printing notes off the school's site (which by the way you choose not to post, not a problem just sayin) probably won't do it. I am fully aware that studies have shown that the mechanics of writing helps you to remember. This is why I wrote down spelling words ten times in a row when I was younger. I get it. However, you don't require that I turn in a notebook of the notes you provide in lecture. So how can you get on to me (and the others in class as I am not the only one not writing down your lecture) for not writing down everything you do?
I am not disrupting class. It is up to me what I choose to write. I find your lecture style frustrating. I have a hard time following you. Trying to follow your lecture notes would just upset me. I take my own notes on the chapter, make flashcards, do practice tests online (using a companion site to the textbook), and go over your old tests that you have placed in the library for us to use. I choose to do this mainly at home.
And I am passing your class without taking your notes. If I were failing and you suggested that I listen to your lecture and take the notes you put on the board, I would probably agree that I should. But when I am attending your class, and I am passing the class without taking your notes, and I am not disrupting your class then obviously I am doing ok.
Sorry for the long venting right on the heels of the last one but this really got to me.
5 years ago