Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

On Professor Brevity

I really do think it's silly when professors let the first day of class out ridiculously early. Dr. Bayazit demonstrated his nearly incomprehensible accent for about 20 minutes and then kicked us out, leaving us a bit confused for how to waste the remaining hour and ten. People who have noted both my full class schedule and the time stamp on this post will note that I have either smuggled a LiveJournal client into my Experimental Psychology class or it, too, let out over an hour early; for the record, the latter statement is true. (The gizmo I was typing on in class has notes, not a wireless Internet connection... although it might be interesting to see if I can make a Voyage 200 do that. I doubt it.)

As much as some people might be going "Woo, easy class!", I'm always left a little disappointed at really short lectures. At least Dr. Holt (this is the first class he's teaching as a doctor, apparently- he was a grad student last year, congrats to him!) had the grace to give us a reading assignment (all of twenty pages for next Wednesday- easy); Dr. Bayazit pretty much went "Here is a the schematic of the processor computer, that is architechture" (direct quote) drawing a diagram we'd seen several times before in 260. (Y'know, the one I took over the summer and developed a low opinion of Dr. Jolley from?) One critical difference: The ALU is now shaped like a pair of shorts doing the splitz. This is the only change in the diagram from how it was rendered in 260.

I go to class and expect to learn something- I'd at least like to know whether or not I should haul the textbook to class, y'know? I guess that's part of what I like about the summer- they don't have enough time to do this silly puttering around of not learning anything on the first day.

And today is Round 3 of the TCO- wish me luck, it would be fun to make it to Round 4, and really fun to win yet more money; TopCoder just might finance my textbooks yet...

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