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14 January 2006 @ 12:19 am
For those of you who read this who are old enough to currently be enrolled in college classes or who have attended college in the past, has the following ever happened to you?

A college professor hands you a stack of exams/papers and a red pen and says "Do you mind? I just think you'll be good at this. I have more in the car."

This question came up when I was talking to my friend K tonight. It used to happen to me all the time in college (and in high school too). Am I the only one?

I honestly don't have a clue.

Thanks for your help!


My State of Mind: confusedconfused
dragynfliesdragynflies on January 14th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Happens to the TA's all the time but not to random students as far as I know on my campus.

I have one teacher who never read a single assignment. He had 15 TA's. I'm not joking.
Backwards Girl: Goddess (mine! no takey)fight_back83 on January 14th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only geek. It's a good position to be in, as far as the "suck up" factor goes (which really has nothing to do with it but that's beside the point). It just sucks, extra-work-wise.
dragynfliesdragynflies on January 14th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
You know what, I lied.

In high school, I was in an AP English class and my teacher used to make us grade his 9th grade classes papers because he was "too smart" to deal with them.

I do remember that. I gave everyone A's. LOL
E: reveriewarrior_cat on January 14th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
That's never happened to me at my school... But I would totally love to grade papers. XD That sounds ridiculous, but hey, I am thinking of going into teaching myself. XP
Katieoracledelphi617 on January 14th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
My freshman year of high school I was taking the trig/algebra course preceding calculus (in the US it's commonly referred to as "precalc"), and I ended up writing all the exams (mind you, I was also the youngest in the class by at least two years). The second semester I was actually forced to teach most of it because the teacher disappeared and no one in the administration seemed to notice that I was actually supposed to be a student.

I won't bore you with the details, but yes, for the remainder of my career in high school and undergrad, I had much the same experience as you. Of course, now that I am actually the instructor, I would never think of putting a student through that same experience...