A Noteworthy Observation

| Learning | January 2, 2014

(I am an adjunct professor at a technical university. I teach computer programming. My exams are open book/open notes. If a student doesn’t have a grasp of the material, no amount of notes will help. I review right before an exam, and I will deliberately leave some of the answers on the board.)

Student: *looking pointedly at the whiteboard* “Um, professor [My Name]?” *gestures towards the board* “Umm?”

Me: “Yes. I know.”

(That student did very well on all my exams. Some others caught on later in the term.)

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