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    sarit is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    SGU professor's ego

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    I know that this forum is frequently by SGU administration and professors. Thus, if not too troublesome, may I make a suggestion.

    Before the midterms, I have been attending classes religiously. Never late and never missed a class. I even sat through all the Bioethic classes and even the Anatomy classes (even though the professors speak with a heavy accent that made them hard to understand). I even approached the professors in the beginning of the course, and their advice to students was to attend classes.

    Midterm grades came back and I got all **. I looked around and realize that students who were making all As did not even attend lectures, though they used other means, ie. listening to Sonic Foundary and studied 10x as hard.

    I followed suit and realize that I was learning the material much more quickly and accurately. In real life lectures, it is hard to follow professors who have a thick accent. You miss certain words/concepts. Sometimes, it is just hard to concentrate for 4 hours straight.

    I do realize that attendance has been dwindling and from a psychological point of view, the professors are not happy that students are not attending lectures. However, we are studying. It is just that we have discovered a way to accurately work with our deficiencies, (ie. short attention span, cannot write as quickly, cannot understand thick accent, need to relisten to accurate information in order to understand the material) Why can the professors not understand things from our point of view?

    I listened to Sonic Foundary and was a little confused with some stuff (though I realize that I am less confused by listening to SF than by going to lectures) and went to see the professors. They berated me and told me to attend lectures. But I simply cannot pick up as much accurate information as I can when I listen to SF.

    Btw, what happened to the lecture by Professor for this week? It is not posted on SF.

    Thank you for reading!

    Feel free to comment and offer advice.
    Last edited by stephew; 11-14-2008 at 11:18 PM. Reason: names not permitted per tos.

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    crazycrab is offline Member 512 points
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    Don't be discouraged by looking at other ppl. I go to all lectures and got all As on midterms. didn't use SF although i think it's a good way to clarify some of the things u didn't catch during the lectures. I totally agree that you just have to find your own way to study.

    Also i'm curious to find out how ppl schedule their study by listening to Sonic Foundry. Any examples?

    Btw, i'm also curious about the midterm mark distribution for biochem... anyone has the stats from the profs?

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    shadyhtown is offline Senior Member 524 points
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    I pretty much do it like crazycrab - go to all lectures and use SF just for occasional clarifications - and I've managed to do pretty well myself. I've thought about not going to lectures and simply using SF, but I'm concerned it'll affect my study habits and routine.

    In any case, I go to lectures even where I feel I won't learn anything new (other than the lecture notes) simply because it gives me a sense of satisfaction - like I've actually done something worthwhile today. Plus, it's the only time I ever leave my dorm on most days.

    But yes, different strokes for different folks.

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    levator palpebrae is offline Member 510 points
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    edit

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    Last edited by levator palpebrae; 11-14-2008 at 04:18 PM.

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    sarit is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    don't quite understand the last comment on this post.

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    Do what works the best for you. I don't go to lectures and do very well in all my classes. Sonic Foundry allows you to listen to lecture in your won pace as well as to take breaks when you need them. I usually wake up and watch lectures from the day before (not all of them, only the ones which are good). And if things are not clear to me I ask my friends first, before seeing a professor. Sometimes it helps when people say it in their own words We also do weekly reviews of the lectures covered for the particular week with the small group of friends.

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    if any teacher or professor teaching at SGU, they should not have an ego problem, heck they are teaching at SGU for goodness sake!
    if they are from harvard, ok maybe they can have some ego

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    actually, no. Ego is unappealing anywhere and the best ones tends not to flaunt theirs.
    Steph
    If you get a warning, put on yer manpants and stop whining about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalk81 View Post
    if any teacher or professor teaching at SGU, they should not have an ego problem, heck they are teaching at SGU for goodness sake!
    if they are from harvard, ok maybe they can have some ego

    Thank you.
    A thinking ape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephew View Post
    actually, no. Ego is unappealing anywhere and the best ones tends not to flaunt theirs.
    Well said. Sing it Steph!
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