don’t mention it!
I had Yamazaki. Don’t let the name fool you, she’s not Japanese lol. What she is, though, is terrible. Terrible. Terr.I.Ble.
Please complete this form as thoughtfully and fairly as you can. Your honest responses to the questions will assist your instructor professionally. The instructor will not see the evaluation until after the final grades for this course have been turned in. This evaluation is anonymous.
1. The objectives of this course were:
Made clear at the start of the semester and following throughout the course
2. The instructor’s materials were:
3. Given my attitude towards the subject, the instructor held my interest.
4. Considering the level of the course, the tests were:
A bit difficult
5. The instructor graded the tests:
6. I felt or found that if I had a personal and/or academic problem affecting my ability to perform in this course, the instructor was available for assistance.
7. I believe I learned
8. If I could, I would take another course from this instructor:
9. I am a:
10. I logged into the online class:
11. On the basis of work completed to date, I expect my grade in this course to be:
12. Any additional comments about the course or instructor:
Needs to be more organized, and especially needs to learn to use a computer and its programs properly.
Needs to not take favoritism into account when grading and/or conducting “lectures” in class. (ex: Often would she ask questions to the entire class during “lectures,” and oftentimes would the correct answer be presented aloud upon the upbringing of said questions. However, she would acknowledge the presence of the correct answers based on who it came from. Primarily this meant those who sat in the front of the class and either wore Japanese anime or cultural clothing and/or spoke of those subjects before, during, and after class.) Now, this was either do to apparent favoritism, the simple failure to hear answers coming from the back of the classroom, or a mixture of both, which brings me to my next comment:
Needs to invest in hearing aids.
Needs to not make unnecessary “corrections” on essays. (ex: Within the phrase written by myself in an essay “…and is considered a connoisseur in her field.” the word “connoisseur was crossed out and replaced with the word “expert.” The word “connoisseur” is a synonym for the overused and cliché word “expert,” and hence the correction is irrelevant and a waste of perfectly good pencil lead.
In addition, needs to, before making hasty correction, consult a dictionary or thesaurus. (ex. In the same essay used as an example above, a “?” was placed over where the phrase “paradigm shift” was written. Now, I’m not sure whether this absence of knowledge for what a paradigm shift is was taking into consideration during the grading process, but before more good pencil lead is put to waste, one should erase this confusion by using the Internet, a dictionary or other reference material, or by social interaction in the form of asking somebody.)
Needs to not hand off responsibility as a “professor” and moreover assign the consequences of her mistakes to students. (ex: Toward the beginning of the semester, I emailed her an assignment after I checked with her first to see if this was acceptable. One or two weeks later, I’m called down to her desk and am asked where my assignment is, seeing as all of the other students received their graded assignments back by this time. I reply by reminding her that I both emailed it and asked if that was acceptable. I receive the explanation that she received the email, but she lost it within her inbox, and could not find it for quite some time. She then continued to blame this folly on my lack of “assertiveness,” and reasons that I should have badgered her for it. I suppose I owe her an apology, because I clearly should have taken into account her technological incompetence before even getting to know her, and I should have consulted a psychic in order to obtain news to the fact of her misplacing my work in her electronic mailbox before said event unfolded. /sarcasm)
Another example to the above comment: During a certain art quiz “review” prepared by “Professor” Yamazaki, many of the slides printed out by the students from her website did not match the review presented on the overhead, also from her website. When this error was brought up aloud during class, she refused, or failed, to realize the importance of a correction toward this discrepancy (which clearly was that we’d all be studying the WRONG information for a quiz). It took quite literally a minimum of fifteen minutes for her to finally “give in” to rearranging the slides for proper studying.
And, finally, find more engaging ways to present the curriculum. It is evidence-based that different students respond more effectively to different forms of education. Every day of class, except for one, included approximately two hours of straight “lecture” with a five minute break. The exception would be during one session where she handed out playing cards that contained different Japanese artwork on them, and students were given the task to, when their card matched either the artwork presented on the overhead or the style stated aloud, to shout a Japanese phrase, which escapes my memory. The student(s) then received Japanese candy. Although the candy appeared a tad sketchy, this was an engaging way to both support sociability amongst the students and hold the students’ attention.
Other than that, I found it incredibly difficult every Tuesday and Thursday to pay full attention during the duration of the class. In the words of a Mark Zuckerberg’s character portrayal in a movie based on his creation of the website Facebook crafted with a terrible amount of artistic liberty that resulted in a less-than-impressive-let-alone-Oscar-worthy motion picture: “You have part of my attention – you have the minimum amount.”
And no, there is to citation following the quotation, because they were spoken words (This final addition is referencing another instance in which I quoted the spoken words of American lawyer Derek Bok, and was marked down for not including a citation.)
Student: At home.
Teacher: And what’s it doing there?!
Student: Obviously, having more fun than me.
anytime! let me know how it goes.
These are the phone numbers to the telephone booth in Epcot, the UK pavilion:
Right Booth 407-827-9861 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-827-9861 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Left Booth 407-827-9862 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-827-9862 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Center Booth 407-827-9863 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 407-827-9863 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
I fully plan on calling with a British accent later.
One of these days I’m actually going to call.
I have no idea if this actually works. but 407 is the Orlando area code. Thinking about calling. If one of you guys call, tell us about it!
*is calling right now*
this is incredibly unlike you! however, i embrace your addiction. which, may or may not be a good thing to say… but i think in this case it’s fine XD
Is there a book on this movie?
HA LAWL jk, I dig this.