Saturday, March 17, 2007

One Question, One Meme


After grading physics exams, a question came to me: do I kill them or myself? Sigh.


A meme, from EssentialSaltes - Spell Your User Name in Songs. I choose Nine Inch Nails songs, of course:

Dead Souls
Underneath It All
Sin
Terrible Lie
Closer
Help Me, I am in Hell
I Do Not Want This
Complication
Kinda I Want To


Despite the tone of the above, I've had mexican food, cocoa and chocolate cake today, so I'm quite chipper.

4 comments:

kirsten said...

The answer is always them.

Dr. Lisa said...

I'll go with that. ;)

Judy said...

I sometimes wonder the same thing, basically.

Did I teach the material poorly?
Did they fail to learn the material in spite of it being taught well?
In spite of it being taught well, is the material so difficult that they didn't learn it anyway?
Do they just not care enough to learn it because it is somewhat more difficult that most other stuff they've had to learn?

I never know what the answer is, sadly. Hang in there and keep plugging away!! The end is in sight (I think it's that tiny dot off on the horizon)-but spring break is next week for me and is obscuring my view of the actual end.

Dr. Lisa said...

I haven't quite decided what went wrong on the exam. It was the week before Spring Break, and I know a lot of the students were slammed with exams. I got a good amount of scores in the 80s and 90s, but the Cs were missing. Lots of Fs. I know it wasn't an impossible exam, but it really gave a bimodal distribution of scores. Sigh. Physics does involve different problem-solving skills than what most of them come in equipped with. Sigh.