Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dear Future Students... (from A*O)

  AMH 1041 T/R @ 1:05 Dear future students, This letter is for students that will be taking AMH 1041 with Dr. Soldani and want to earn an A in the class.

If you are looking for guidelines for other teachers, look elsewhere because she is like no other teacher here at TCC. Dr. Soldani is a great teacher, so don’t get me wrong! She just has a different way of allowing her students to act in the classroom. As a former student of her, I would like to go over all of the rules in which she expects from everyone so that you aren’t out of the loop. If you don’t follow these rules, there will be consequences.

From what I’ve seen so far, you definitely do not want to slip up and forget these rules.

On the first day of class, she really doesn’t care if you come so I wouldn’t worry about it unless you’re a geek. She will tell you to make it on time every day, but we all know that’s a piece of bologna.

What Dr. Soldani loves the most is when you skip class, because she knows your probably having a much better time doing something else rather than learning history. Most teachers would get mad when their students show up late or don’t come to class at all, but believe me, Dr. Soldani wouldn’t have it any other way. The student’s that do show up for class even after reading all of her former student’s letter’s, just pisses her off.

Make sure your not one of those students; you don’t want to piss her off!

She talks about some kind of money game in beginning of the semester and it’s really stupid and pointless. The only way you will find out about the money game is if you go to her class the first day, so therefore I guess I’m just talking to a bunch of loser, nerds. Anyways, the game is to give out fake money and in the end of the semester all you do is hand it back. Like I said it’s really stupid! No matter how pointless it is, she loves it.

Make sure that when you do get the stupid, fake money that you put it somewhere you can’t find it because she loves when people don’t turn her money back in to her.

Once class starts, make sure to keep all electronic devices out on your desk.

She understands that typing your notes is a lot easier than writing them, so at anytime you want to use your laptop feel free.

She also knows that if you have a laptop out, you’re obviously going to be on facebook or other websites and guess what?

She’s all for it!

If your phone goes off during class, she’ll look at you like she’s mad but she really isn’t. She loves when people have conversations going on while she up front teaching; it reminds her that everyone is happy and has lots to talk about. Dr. Soldani loves it when students come to class with nothing to write with or on.

I really don’t think there’s a greater joy for her other than students skipping class. The only people that do bring their note taking material to class are geeks.

Who wants to be known as a geek? Not me! I’m sure you don’t either so to avoid this, you need to make sure that you never brink your notebook to class.

The cool way to get your notes though, is to film her on your webcam or cell phone. Heck, you might as well even bring a video camera because she loves being recorded.

She understands that students don’t feel like writing down notes or even copying them from others; she feels that recording her during class is the best method out there for her students. I truly hope that you decide to follow these rules because if you don’t, you’re in for a rude awakening.

When I first read letters from her former students, I thought to myself, “ are they just saying this stuff to get me in trouble?” and so like an idiot I show up to class the first day and took notes.

I guess I should have realized before that the letters weren’t there to get me in trouble but instead to help me. It was really embarrassing being the only person in the class so every day after that, I showed up late, used my laptop to record her, used my phone during class, and I made sure to lose that stupid money of hers.

I hope that you understand the importance of following her rules because you don’t want to be an outcast in your class. Sincerely, a former student