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Utter Stupidity

So for the last couple of months, I've been preparing my summer course for the Intro to Ling class. I've put a considerable amount of time into this by now, as you might imagine, and was therefore utterly dismayed to discover I'm supposed to be teaching a completely different course.

GAAAAAAAAAAAH!

The worst part is that it's completely my fault - back in January, when I was looking over course design, I cleverly read the email from October that said "You're teaching Intro to Ling!" and completely forgot about the email from November that said, "Just kidding - it's the Language & the Mind course!".

So I have a course layout, syllabus, quizzes, exams, and eleven ppt lectures for a course I'm not teaching and absolutely nothing for the course I'm supposed to be teaching.

Since I have no one to blame but myself for this stupidity, I will stop having a panic attack and get to some serious course design.

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aelkiss
May. 18th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
Ack. Hopefully you can reuse a significant portion of the stuff you prepared for LING200, though? My understanding was that there's a pretty significant overlap..
jalenstrix
May. 19th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
Yeah - they just updated the courses so they're no longer supposed to do that.
But luckily, I'm not supposed to teach till summer session II.
y2kdragon
May. 18th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
You could always start the class with "Welcome to my Intro to Ling" course...
jalenstrix
May. 19th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
[grin]
True...but I'd feel bad for any of them that had already taken the intro class.
ex_desertson422
May. 18th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)

Egads! How much time do you have until the class starts this summer?
jalenstrix
May. 19th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)
I have till July 11th - so it's not the end of the world. It was just frsutrating to have put so much effort into the other stuff. :)
larksdream
May. 18th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh no, that sucks!
thewronghands
May. 18th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
Argh; once again, virtue (in preparation) is punished. Any chance you could switch with someone, or archive your data somewhere within the department so that it may be otherwise used by people who are teaching that course? Silver lining, I know, but that does really suck. I'd take you out to tea and rub your back if I were local.

How soon does your summer course begin? At least you only have to have the layout and syllabus Right Away...
jalenstrix
May. 19th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)
Yeah - I tried switching, but the only person who can switch with me is going to be in Russia for the month before the class starts writing her thesis and running experiments. Plus, she's never taught this course before either, and had all her course laid out from last summer. So, no dice.

But since the course doesn't begin to July 11th, I have time. I was just frustrated by the amount of work put into the other course that I have to throw away. I'm not sure if people could use my stuff, since I was designing a course especially tailored to my knowledge strengths, but maybe someone in the future could....good thought, that.

And I very much appreciate virtual tea and backrub. ::the love::
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