Mike Shor: Humor

Real Teaching Evaluation Comments

"This class was a religious experience for me... I had to take
it all on faith."

"Text makes a satisfying `thud' when dropped on the floor."

"His blackboard technique puts Rembrandt to shame."

"Textbook is confusing... Someone with a knowledge of English should
proofread it."

"Have you ever fell asleep in class and awoke in another? That's the
way I felt all term."

"The recitation instructor would make a good parking lot attendant.
Tries to tell you where to go, but you can never understand him."

"[Teaching Associates are] enthusiastic, clear...and enjoy the
interactions with students...(what are they doing teaching here?)"

"[Lecturer] likes to call on people. Don't yawn! To him, yawn = raised

"Text is useless. I use it to kill roaches in my room."

"I am convinced that you can learn by osmosis by just sitting in
his class."

"Help! I've fallen asleep and I can't wake up!"

"Problem sets are a decoy to lure you away from potential exam material."

"If you're not confused [by class], you haven't been paying attention."

"Recitation was great. It was so confusing that I forgot who I was,
where I was, and what I was doing--It's a great stress reliever."

"He is one of the best teachers I have had...He is well-organized,
presents good lectures, and creates interest in the subject. I hope my
comments don't hurt his chances of getting tenure."

"I would sit in class and stare out the window at the squirrels. They've
got a cool nest in the tree."

"He teaches like Speedy Gonzalez on a caffeine high."

"This course kept me out of trouble from 2-4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays."

"[Reasonable change to class:] Take all the graduate students, break
their arms, and send them into a different class."

"Bogus number crunching. My HP is exhausted."

"I never bought the text. My $60 was better spent on the Led Zeppelin
[tapes] that I used more while doing the problem sets that I would have
used the text."

"What's the quality of the text? `Text is printed on high quality paper.'"

"[TA] steadily improved throughout the course... I think he started
drinking and it really loosened him up."

"Information was presented like a ruptured fire hose-- spraying in all
directions--no way to stop it."