Thursday, November 16, 2006

From the Micromanagement Files

I've just received this semester's report from Professor OCD about her TAs for the large-lecture calculus class. She rated them in various categories (readability of handwriting on the board, quality of explanations, all that) and also typed up a letter to me (and them) with across-the-board comments.

One issue that was so important to her that she wrote it up in the letter was the way that the TAs were evaluating indefinite integrals like this one:

Some of the TAs, when doing that problem on the board, would write:

And she wants them to do it like:

Um, whatever.