Wednesday, January 10, 2007

First Day of School

  1. A student who did very well on the midterms in her precalc class but failed the departmental final (common to all sections, must pass the final to pass the course) pleaded with me to allow her to enroll in the same instructor's full section of precalc for this semester. The instructor is very popular despite having a low success rate on the common final.

  2. Complaints about grades from the fall semester hit my desk.

  3. The xerox machine broke.

  4. I have to figure out what I'm going to say in class tomorrow. Something about anti-derivatives, but I'm not sure quite what.

  5. Out of practice wearing tall shoes; my feet hurt.