[quote] As an instructor, I see the other side of the coin. I carefully set up the schedule so we have exactly the right amount of time for everything . . . then students keep wanting exceptions. Someone’s sick with flu . . . someone’s going to a wedding . . . students work and can’t get to class on time . . . sigh. I offer tutoring sessions for students in the evening, but they can’t make it . . .
One student just told me his wife’s expecting their first child during finals week, so we’re working to accommodate that.
Please don’t tell me you consider class a good place to relax and catch up on stuff like texting people and checking email while the instructor talks.[/quote]
You may have misconstrued my rant. I was simply pointing out how difficult working full time and carrying 13 credit hours was, not making an excuse. Unlike the kids of today, which I got to sit in class with, I never asked for or expected an accomodation for my circumstances. And, as a rule, I pay attention to lectures. I don’t like my time being wasted so I make sure to treat others the same way.