I’ve only just started the second week of my Macroeconomics class and already I can tell that no good can come of this.
Being the visual learner that I am, taking an online course is hard enough. But add a teacher who doesn’t give clear expectations into the mix and it’s a sure-fire recipe for a Teri meltdown.
Assignment 1 – Ration food for 8 people who will be stranded on a deserted island for 6 days [paraphrased]. The assignment fails, however, to mention how much food I have to ration. I would think that little tidbit would be pretty important. Tim helped me answer with a mathematical equation so my answer is (where X represents the food):
(X / 8 ) / 6 = daily ration
I don’t think it’s what the teacher expects, but you can’t refute the logic behind it. I dare you to try. I suppose I could have gone with [(X / 8 ) / 6] / 3 to get the ration per meal, but I figured a daily one was good enough.
Assignment 2 – Fill in the following list with information from this site [web address incorrect] and answer some questions about it [paraphrased]. I was finally able to find the site, but it was huge. I had no idea where to go from there to find the info for my list. So I asked the teacher in the online forum.
Me: I accessed the site, but am not sure where to find the information I need. Can you please provide specific instructions for this assignment?
Teacher: If you’re have trouble figuring out how to do the assignment, look at the ones turned in by your classmates. That should point you in the right direction. Let me know if you have any further questions.
So I looked at my classmates assignments to see if they perhaps cited the exact location on the website where they found the info. They did not. Screw this teacher and screw this class, I thought. I just copied their answers. In my defense, the teacher kinda told me to.