What the professor REALLY means!
you follow these few simple rules, you'll do fine in the course. -----
If you don't need any sleep, you'll do fine in the course.
The gist of what the author is saying is what's most important. ----- I don't understand the details either.
Various authorities agree that. ----- My hunch is that.
The answer to your question is beyond the scope of this class. ----- I don't know.
You'll have to see me during my office hours for a thorough answer to your question. ----- I don't know.
In answer to your question, you must recognize that there are several disparate points of view. ----- I really don't know.
Today we are going to discuss a most important topic. ----- Today we are going to discuss my dissertation.
Unfortunately, we haven't the time to consider all of the people who
made contributions to this field. ----- I disagree with what roughly
half of the people in this field have said.
We can continue this discussion outside of class. ----- 1. I'm tired of
this - let's quit. 2. You're winning the argument - let's quit.
Today we'll let a member of the class lead the discussion. It will be a
good educational experience. ----- I stayed out too late last night and
didn't have time to prepare a lecture.
Any questions? ----- I'm ready to let you go.
The implications of this study are clear. ----- I don't know what it
means either, but there'll be a question about it on the test.
The test will be 50-questions multiple choice. ----- The test will be
60-questions multiple guess, plus three short-answer questions (1000
words or more) and no one will score above 55%
The test scores were generally good. ----- Some of you managed a C+.
The test scores were a little below my expectations. ----- Where was the party last night?
Some of you could have done better. ----- Everyone flunked.
Before we begin the lecture for today, are there any questions about previous material? ----- Has anyone opened the book yet?
According to my sources. ----- According to the guy who taught this class last year...
It's been very rewarding to teach this class. ----- I hope they find someone else to teach it next year.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education By J. Timothy Petersik