Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2006-02-22 00:50
NY Times article discussing how students use email to contact teachers these days. Not terribly remarkable, but this did slightly worry me:
'Jennifer Schultens, an associate professor of mathematics at the University of California, Davis, received this e-mail message last September from a student in her calculus course: "Should I buy a binder or a subject notebook? Since I'm a freshman, I'm not sure how to shop for school supplies. Would you let me know your recommendations? Thank you!"'
I've been asked that twice this term by students -- it's a perfectly reasonable question. Why would the lecturer ignore it?
I'd guess there's an element of having forgotten what it's like to be a new student involved...