October 16, 2005

Midterm Commandments

Following Miriam Burstein, I'll see how many commandments I need to etch in stone for my students at midterm time:

  1. I am Knowledge, Thy Aim, which brings you out of the land of ignorance.
  2. Thou shalt have no mundane priorities before me (once your bills are paid). Thou shalt not make graven images, pseudo-books, or Cliff-Notes. Thou shalt not bow down to them or buy them. For I Knowledge am a jealous god, visiting the ignorance of the parents upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; And showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me.
  3. Thou shalt not take knowledge in vain or treat it as an object of conspicuous consumption, or thou shalt find thyself in the checkout counter with a volume of Richard Bach.
  4. Remember the study time and keep it. I really don't care how many days a week you study, except you shouldn't forget that a week only has seven days, nimwit, and the half-day you spent in a daze after the party still counts.
  5. Honor thy teachers, in order that the days you're in school aren't cut short for stupidity.
  6. Thou shalt not kill the language.
  7. Thou shalt not plagiarize.
  8. Thou shalt not copy in the middle of an exam.
  9. Thou shalt not tattle.
  10. Thou shalt not covet your neighbor's Stuff, because there are libraries that share information.
Should there be any others? Listen to this article
Posted in Teaching on October 16, 2005 9:55 PM |