So, I have this one class, a gen-ed class always taught in the fall, and for two years in a row I’ve had absolutely horrible evaluations in it—very low numbers, anyhow, although the written evals are sorta split but still painful to read and directly responsible for my habit of drinking some wine before curling up with the evals.

Anyhow, I just got an email from a student hoping to get into the class, saying she’d heard great things about it.

Really?

On the other hand, this maybe gives credence to my suspicion that the horrible evaluations have a lot to do with stress over their upcoming final exam.

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