William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Monday, 23, August, 2010

Knowing What You Don’t Know…

Filed under: Teaching — williamthecoroner @ 12:26

Running the tutoring program, it is very distressing to get a request for help two days before the exam (or worse, at 1800 of Friday for an exam on Monday.

It is also worrisome when a student comes and asks for help with anatomy, and you ask if they need help with Gross anatomy, histology, embryology, or neuroanatomy (which are the four subdisciplines that comprise anatomy) and the say “What are those?”

1 Comment »

  1. Ouch… not good.

    Reminds me of an experience I had running office hours, where I spent fifteen minutes diagnosing a student’s problem in terms of one of the prerequisite courses’ prereqs, only to realize that he hadn’t a clue what I was talking about. Dude, you should’ve learned that two years ago and been using it constantly ever since.

    Comment by bluntobject — Tuesday, 24, August, 2010 @ 17:36 | Reply

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