My professor is a jerk

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He's some old guy and he spent the first half hour of class talking about food and restaurants because he noticed some students were eating and decided to talk to them about food.

Some of the students don't respect him and keep their cameras off (a small handful).

I just had to turn off the zoom volume in the sound mixer and listen to some songs while he was going off on his tangents.

I really wanted to say "I'm not paying $6000 to hear you talk about what you eat."

Later on in the class he called on me and said "why don't I pick on you." I didn't even know the page because I was tuned out from all the rambling. Then I asked him and I answered the first question.

But he wanted me to answer the 6th question. He didn't tell me that though. Either way though my response was really dumb.

I wanted to tell him why are you bothering me who has the decency to keep my cam on and not bother someone with theirs off who you should be picking on. I have anxiety issues.

There's no attendance in this class unlike all the others and there's no participation grade (he explicitly said that it's not a factor). But I'm scared about not showing up, and I am paying for this. And I'm scared of offending him in case he reflects that in my grade.
 

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I just wanted to make this thread to hold myself to this.

I'm going to know the readings we've been assigned so far inside and out by the next time we meet. And they'll never be a time when he will catch me off guard again.

It's personal with me. The same goes for my other classes (last week I was called to give an answer and someone gave a more specific version of what I said uncalled for and that prof had discredited me).

That prof doesn't even have the decency to specify who he's referring to when he calls my name as there is another with the same name as me in that class. And that worm keeps triggering my dysphoria since the other person with my name is really fat with lots of facial hair and a similar race as I am. It makes me start feeling like I am like that guy and drives me crazy.
 

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I really don't respect these professors that aren't from the literature department.

They just go straight from the textbook and there's no real teaching or discussion in these classes.

Literature profs give perspectives that we'd never get from reading the book on our own or from anyone else.

There's no reason to even come to these classes because we have to teach ourself everything from the book and the lecture is just the prof making everyone feel uncomfortable.

I have great respect for the literature department but the way it's done everywhere else is a joke.

Still though, for my own self-esteem I'll overcome this course material and won't let these stupid personalities discourage me.
 

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If You Payed Me The 6K USD I Would Teach You How To Be Low Inhib
 

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If You Payed Me The 6K USD I Would Teach You How To Be Low Inhib
I have been too low inhib in my life, it's better to be high inhib.

Low inhib is low class.
 

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i thought you were a teacher why are you paying to go to school literal scam
 

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i thought you were a teacher why are you paying to go to school literal scam
That's why these are all evening classes, they're tailored for people already working. I just got done with mine right now.
 

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That's why these are all evening classes, they're tailored for people already working. I just got done with mine right now.
what you going to school for though
 

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the pursuit of knowledge
This girl in my breakout group and I were both bitching about how much linguistics sucks compared to what we were doing before.

So much for knowledge lol. We're all mercenaries here. Well pretty much everyone.

If it was about knowledge, I'd keep studying literature. But having only the easiest and least respected legit subject is not very good for career advancement compared to something much more sought out (in this case linguistics, in other examples science and math).

In this other class I had the prof straight up told us most of us are going to find this boring and hate this and feel like we made a mistake. He even felt sorry since he understands many of us had no clue what we were getting into with this. But this was all as part of a pep talk that we can learn to like it, or at least learn to overcome our dislike of linguistics and end up getting through.
 

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In this other class I had the prof straight up told us most of us are going to find this boring and hate this and feel like we made a mistake.
for a lot of science and math it is like this.
for example in math stuff like Linear Algebra is extremely boring, but needed for more interesting advance topics (like Machine Learning)
same with introductory probability and statistics, no one likes it, but the advance stuff is more interesting. you just need to get a lot of boring stuff out of the way
 

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for a lot of science and math it is like this.
for example in math stuff like Linear Algebra is extremely boring, but needed for more interesting advance topics (like Machine Learning)
same with introductory probability and statistics, no one likes it, but the advance stuff is more interesting. you just need to get a lot of boring stuff out of the way
This prof meant for everything lol.

With your undergraduate studies it's different. But the people here for the most part are already working and come from other fields to have better credentials. Most aren't here because they like linguistics, it's different for someone that did their undergraduate. You would think in math or another major the student has a real interest in it as well and if they didn't then they never would've been able to make it through to graduate.

But we already graduated in what we care about and are doing something new.
 
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