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12 May 2008 @ 09:58 pm
So What Is Tomorrow Anyway?  
Poll #1186885 Quick Poll

What day of the week is tomorrow, 5/13?

Diane Neal Day
The day I raid the breakroom fridge at work and--uhhh-- forage for my lunch
Frog Jumping Day
Leprechaun Day
Tim Russ Is Looking Old Day
Cheese Day
Um...is this list ever going to end?

My Anatomy & Physiology teacher declared tomorrow--the last day of the semester--a Monday. My class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays and she decided to give the exam tomorrow. On a Tuesday. This decision I can understand...after all, exam time is a weird time. However, she also decided to convene a Monday lab after the exam. After the exam. For what purpose? None that I can tell except she keeps saying that it is a Monday according to the college so we have to have lab. She wants to show a video. Well, that's an unacceptable waste of my time so I am not going. I'm going to work instead, after the exam. Which gets me a mark off on my lab attendance but I'm still getting an A in the class. And really, that's all that matters, right? It's just the principle of the thing!


Anyway, off to play Wii!


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Tiffany: nin year zeropiekid on May 13th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
You forgot "Tuesday that is a Monday"! I demand a recount and a write-in!


Wii was fun. I'm going to try the boxing tomorrow while you're ditching class.
seftiri: Jeri Chalseftiri on May 14th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Ah yes, "Tuesday that is a Monday"...thank Google it is over.

That reminds me...I want to send Sasha an email to see if she went to the "lab"... LOL
tulliolus: feettulliolus on May 13th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
I think we can agree that every day is Diane Neal Day, non?

Quick question: is this whole 'lab attendance' thing solely a matter of personal pride, or does it affect your final grade in some way?
seftiri: Don't Evenseftiri on May 13th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
The wench takes 6 points off the final attendance grade for every lab missed. But the attendance grade is only 5% of the total grade, so it is a minuscule problem. Which is why there is no way I am staying for it. She's crazy.
tulliolus: liontulliolus on May 13th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
OK, that sucks parts of the anatomy I'm too delicate to mention in company, right there.

Another question: how crazy is she? I mean, how common is this sort of thing across American higher education?

The reason I'm plying you with these interrogatories is that I'm interested in the cultural difference between university life Over Here and Over There, not least because I have half an ambition one day to be part of university life Over There...
seftiri: Casey Kicks Assseftiri on May 14th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Well, that depends... In the schools that I've attended, most exams are given on a slightly different schedule than the class regularly met. I'm not sure why. In this particular school, exams are given on the last regularly scheduled class period in a pre-determined week, unless, of course, an extra Monday was missed during Spring Break for whatever bizarre reason, which means that Monday classes have to meet twice in the same week during exam week in order to make sure that...oh frell it. I don't know why the extra Monday was taken off if they were just going to make us make it up on a Tuesday deemed "Monday". It doesn't make any sense.

As I have not attended any university/college of renown in this country, I hesitate to advise you on practices here. I mean, I've gone to Wingate University in Wingate, NC, UNC-Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, Sinte Gleska in South Dakota and now, Durham Technical Community College. I could put you in touch with some Duke alumni or some current Harvard students if you would like to pick their brains about how a real university works, though... Just say the word. :)