iwigglesworth replied to your post “my oceanography class is split into two, i have lectures on mon/wed…”
Sounds like someone isn’t happy with their career path. Also, sounds infuriating.
yeah he’s an environmental geologist, a hydrologist apparently.
but he’s just not meant for teaching, he even said to my partner “why don’t you try to figure out a way to explain that to everyone!” when he figured out how to do the equations and plug it in on a calculator (because our professor couldn’t figure it out how to work one).
my oceanography class is split into two, i have lectures on mon/wed with my absolute favorite professor and then labs on thursdays with another professor.
ooooo let me tell you about this guy:
I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE HAD A PROFESSOR THAT FRUSTRATES ME AS MUCH AS THIS GUY DOES.
don’t get me wrong, he’s a nice guy. he teaches at a few other schools and even teaches astronomy. he’s not s stupid guy, but when it comes to teaching some would disagree.
he teaches a lab, which are always for the most part DIY kind of classes. i have taken plenty of labs and am aware of this, but some people in this class have never had a lab before and most of these people haven’t even had a geology class before!
so what this professor does is sets the packets out on the counter and we just come in, grab a packet, complete it (or up to as much as time permits), and then leave.
that would be great except,
HE GIVES US GEOLOGIC MAPS IN GREYSCALE.
HE GIVES US EVERYTHING IN BLACK AND WHITE AND WHEN THE QUESTIONS AS ABOUT REVISIONS ON THE MAP (ALWAYS IN PURPLE) WE LITERALLY CAN’T ANSWER THEM BECAUSE WE CAN’T TELL WHICH COLORS ARE WHICH. HE GIVES US WRONG EQUATIONS OR CHANGES THEM CONSTANTLY. HE GIVES US CALCULATORS THAT DON’T EVEN HAVE THE LN OR LOG FUNCTION.
oh and how did he teach us about radiometric decay? WE SEPARATED AND COUNTED BROWN AND WHITE BEANS. we didn’t even take half of those, or do anything that demonstrated how radioactive decay works.
he tells me my numbers are off when they’re right, told me i couldn’t use carbon fourteen to answer a question even when then question told me to use it.
HE DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING AND IF YOU ASK HIM ANYTHING HE WILL SAY:
"it’s pretty self explaaaaaanatooory, it’s in the packeeeeet"
UGH. ASDFGHJKL; FUCK
stop creeeeeeping and do your hw!
so a few weeks ago i was taking a shower and i saw this moth that seemed to be in trouble.
his wings were wet and he couldn’t fly. he was in my shower and in a very dangerous spot (dangerous for a moth, at least) so i used a towel to get him out of there.
i set him on the counter and when i got out of the shower he was sitting on the door.
and every day since, i see him hanging out at various spots in the bathroom.
his name is joe.