Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Wonder What They Do in Your Other Classes

A guy in my small honors seminar told me that he's dropping the course because it is too much work.

As decreed by the honors division, my course involves reading a book and writing a 6-8 page paper. Every section of this course has that as a requirement. I have chosen a book that's a little over 300 pages long and that we are reading 1-2 chapters of each week. In addition to these bare minimum requirements, I have asked the students to make a brief post about the reading each week and to write a 200 word response to a talk that we had by a guest speaker.

This doesn't strike me as unreasonable.

Good thing he's not taking calculus.