nobody in college gives a shit ive seen peope walking to class in heavy snow in sweats and a tshirt and flip flops ive seen people wear studio headphones in lecture ive heard so many professors curse its really some next level shit and high school did not prepare me for it
I was not prepared for university particularly this one lecturer that would slip in a photograph of fisting into presentations to check we were paying attention
I used to troll med students, because many of them are little shits and if they’re going to become doctors, they need to learn observational skills (and humility).
One of my favourite things was to sneak the word “spiders” into the powerpoint of the answers at the end of prac. Like: “the latency should be around 70ms spiders”. The kids tend to copy down everything on the powerpoint as opposed to listening to the wrap talk, which is far more detailed that the notes on screen and it pisses my supervisor off.
I do the same prac 5 times over 2 days. The first year, in the last prac, one student stuck her hand up and was like “spiders?”, at which point my supervisor explained it was a joke to see if they were paying attention. Immediately from all around the room there was a ripple of murmured “so it’s not meant to be there?” and I saw easily a dozen students crossing it out in their notes.
The following year, no one said anything about it. The following day, my supervisor had them for a lecture and he was trying this new system that allowed students to text in multiple choice answers, kinda like ‘ask the audience’. To test it, he put a joke question up about “which animal is most commonly associated with nerve recordings?”.
Over three quarters of them chose spiders.
They had no clue what it meant (and no one asked), but they had seen that word before.