The Best and Worst Comments

“In class, the syllabus is more important than you are.”

“Text makes a satisfying ‘thud’ when dropped on the floor.”

“The class is worthwhile because I need it for the degree.”

“Textbook is confusing…someone with a knowledge of English
should proofread it.”

“This class was a religious experience for me…I had to take it
all on faith.”

“The recitation instructor would make a good parking lot attendant.
Tries to tell you where to go, but you can never understand him.”

“Problem sets are a decoy to lure you away from potential exam
material.”

“Recitation was great. It was so confusing that I forgot
who I was, where I was, and what I was doing — It’s a great
stress reliever.”

“He is one of the best teachers I have had…He is well-organized,
presents good lectures, and creates interest in the subject.
I hope my comments don’t hurt his chances of getting tenure.”

“The absolute value of the TA was less than epsilon.”

“TA steadily improved throughout the course…I think he started
drinking and it really loosened him up.”

“Information was presented like a ruptured fire hose–spraying in
all directions–no way to stop it.”

“What’s the quality of the text? ‘Text is printed on high quality
paper.’”

“The course was very thorough. What wasn’t covered in class
was covered on the final exam.”