Twice now I’ve found a glaring error in the Instructor Notes provided for my class – TWICE. Each time I’ve emailed my Professor. The first time his response was, “Very perceptive on your part. Of course I don’t write the Instructor Notes…” He hasn’t responded to my second email.
Not only that, but I’ve found errors in both textbooks. That surprises me at a graduate level – I used to find errors all the time in textbooks during my undergrad work. But this is Seminary – one should be more careful where God is concerned, shouldn’t one? A statement in one textbook cancels out a statement in another textbook – both for this same class. So which one am I supposed to believe?
I have a Quiz to take on Friday - and I’m not very comfortable that I have mastered every piece of minutia possible to cover this Quiz – they’re notoriously filled with arcane references to teeny little sentences one never reads. I think tests in general should be covering the major important stuff, but that’s apparently just my opinion. I already learned that lesson from another Professor.
At least this Professor has been very kind and very helpful and he prays alot for me. I obviously concern him in some way. He sends me very nice emails telling me my Discussion Question responses are exceptionally well done, concise and thorough, and that my writing has a very nice flow.
I feel like I’m in a Stephen King novel. Nice job on this project but BAM ya only get a C on that test – muahahahaha… oh by the way I’m praying for you on your paper. Does he know something I don’t know about my paper? Like I’ve bitten off more than I can possibly chew perhaps? Nah – he couldn’t know that for sure – only I hold that information and now all of you, too.
So, here’s the deal — I won’t tell the Seminary honchos that you guys keep messing up on the Instructor Notes. And I won’t inform anyone that their choice of textbooks should be complementary and not oppose each other. And in return I get an A on the remaining two Quizzes.
I think that’s fair. After all I am paying for this you know.