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
"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
"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."