Thursday, January 21, 2010

Student e-mail of the day

Sent to one of my colleagues about lab* for my class: "Hi! I will not be attending class today. I will do the work in my dorm room. If we cover any thing in class today can you please write me back and let me know. I will be there next week!!"

There was not a subject line.
*It's a double lab because last week was interrupted because of a water line break.


Sparkling Squirrel said...

"You may not be aware that it is insulting to professors to suggest that there might not be anything covered in a three hour lab period, that you can miraculously perform a hands-on cooperative lesson alone in your dorm room, or that we have enough time to e-mail you the highlights of a class that you could not take the time to attend, but, I, for one, do find it insulting and I am not alone in this."

Beth said...

I like the response and may use that when I need to as well.

And wow.

My other favorite is "Did I miss anything important?

Molly said...

A beautiful reply.

Heather said...

I do like the reply. Wish me luck as I will begin teaching Bio 101 for non-majors for the first time on Wednesday.

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Good luck Heather!